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Gordon Thompson

Gordon belongs to: Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade

Gordon is a Staff nurse at the Freeman Hospital. He joined the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade in August 1999.

Gordon was interviewed by Carl Greenwood on 18 January 2006. The interview took place at Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade and lasted 8 minutes and 4 seconds.

Photograph of Gordon Thompson
Photograph of Gordon Thompson

Personal safety

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"We've got to go through a lot of health and safety regulations"

We've got to go through a lot of health and safety regulations. Captains are quite open so most of the time they’re there all the time, and really, risk assessing things, all the time, make sure everything’s safe, things are tied off properly, knots are done properly, public’s kept clear out the way so no injuries going to happen to them.

With being next to the water, you’ve got chances of…only really going to wading depth like we’re supposed to, so if you don’t swim then, like me, you can easily be washed away, but days off, cliff rope splitting, things like that, the winch when you come back up a cliff, getting, obviously getting lost on a search as well.

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Danger | Environment | Roles and Routines | Safety | Volunteering

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