Notedome Staff News

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Recent Training Courses

Staff Member   Training Course
All Notedome staff 'Spill Response' Training
Jodie Boyer 'Fire Safety in the Workplace'
Graham Cox 'Working At Height Awareness'

Spill Response Training

Twelve Notedome staff enjoyed a practical and classroom training course on how to prevent and respond to possible chemical spills at the Coventry manufacturing plant and warehouse.

Staff from the production department, laboratory, warehouse, and maintenance sections all gained vital experience and knowledge which is part of the Notedome Quality Management Systems and ISO 9001 matrix.

The course was organised by the Notedome Operations department and run by an occupational safety consultancy - First-Class Safety (of Rugby).

Notedome Ltd takes their safety and regulation knowledge very seriously and have staff specially trained in safety skills, with some qualified to respond using Breathing Apparatus for safe working around chemicals and clearing critical spills.

Notedome staff are guided to understand the regulations and requirements of the business to stay safe. Training courses and knowledge banks are available to give staff information and the skills to handle any situation at our Coventry site in a safe and controlled manner.

Marc Smith, Operations Manager commented, “The recent training programmes have gained a very positive engagement from all staff."

Cardiac Arrest workshop

Gordon Alderley (CEO) highlighted “…particularly during the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic, the welfare of all staff and visitors to the Coventry facility is paramount to this organisation’s philosophy and responsibility”.

Six members of the Notedome factory staff took part in a Defibrillation workshop – Defibrillation is an electric shock treatment for life-threatening cardiac arrest (cardiac dysrhythmias). Defibrillators such as the one stationed in the factory at Notedome, are often referred to as automated external defibrillators (AEDs).

AED’s automate the diagnosis and care of irregular or unrecognisable heart rhythms, permitting lay responders and/or bystanders to use this life-saving electric-shock technique successfully.
Figures published by London Ambulance Service show (in 2019) that in the UK 30,000 cardiac arrests occur annually, and the proportion of people surviving a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital is nearly 11%, when a Defibrillator (AED) was used by a bystander and at least one shock was delivered to patients, the survival rate was more than five times higher (over 57.1 %)

The workshop instructor Alison Muir of First Response Training, guided the Notedome staff workshop members through the easy to use AED, and then held a practical session on CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) procedures, and explained what happens to the body both during cardiac arrest, resuscitation and in recovery.

David Cross teamed up with the Quality Control department of NOTEDOME in 2013 after several years in other sales focused industrial sectors.

David Cross - Notedome

As a member of the Quality Control Department, David gained knowledge about the NEUTHANE products and the associated polyurethane technology.

He has developed his skills in product development to become a key part in the research and development team.

Combining this with David’s previous experience in customer-facing roles, allows him to provide amiable technical support and to share research and product development experience with customers effortlessly.

David adds …“ It’s great to be involved in new projects, and to see product development success on the back of some of my lab’ work is quite rewarding.”

“As part of my development, I look forward to meeting more customers, which will help me appreciate the differences between the laboratory and industrial environments.“

David has two children, keeps fit by regularly attending his local gym, and he is a lifetime supporter of English Premier League soccer club - Newcastle United.