Health and safety talk for Acorn Club

Brechin Acorn Club president, Anne Mitchell, extended a warm welcome to speaker Peter Stanton, whose topic was health and safety.

Pete had started his career in the fire service and after a number of years he became an employee of BP. After the tragic disaster of Alpha Piper it became very obvious that more training would be needed to handle the health and safety issues of the rigs.

Pete and several colleagues eventually came up with a blueprint for safety practices which are still carried out to-day. He has recently retired but is still very passionate about health and safety. Members were given lots of tips and information about safety in the home and garden. During this talk there were many light and humorous moments which all helped to make it an enjoyable afternoon. Jessie Rennie gave the vote of thanks.