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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 71 - September 1992
From the Stationmaster's Office ... - P J Hoskings
We are pleased to welcome some new faces to the Stationmaster team, and a training meeting was held in June for all existing SM's plus new and prospective recruits. The training, which was introduced by Society Chairman Andrew Bratton, started with a First Aid talk and demonstration by member Pam Johnson of the Red Cross. This was followed by a Rule Reading session with Bruce Murray plus Health and Safety and general SM tasks. After a break for lunch, Mike Goodwin escorted us around the site from a driver's point of view, and we walked both yards plus took a ride in the cab of the diesel and visited the signal box. We will now be able to explain its intricacies at the next AGM!
Two general points did come from this training, the first being a need for First Aid training. Pam has kindly offered to run a series of courses to any interested members on dates to be decided, and anyone interested should contact me or Bruce. The courses will be general, but with special emphasis to the needs of Quainton and will concentrate on what to do and how to react in an emergency.
The second point concerned the provision of a standard uniform for staff. This would include not only SM's but guards and platform personnel. We are looking into a number of suppliers with the hope that something suitable will be available for the start of the 1993 season. Again, if anyone is interested who has not already said so, please let me know.
One of the jobs of the duty Stationmaster is to ensure that the Centre runs smoothly and efficiently both for the public and for members. In the latter respect we are lucky that most members are intelligent and appreciate that we (they) cannot always do exactly what we want I have noticed a perceptible change in attitude over the past few years, but unfortunately there are still a few members who feel that they can do as they please without consideration for others. I would ask you all to bear the following in mind at all times, but especially when we are open to the public:-
Having said the above, I must thank the vast majority of members for being so considerate. Remember, it is YOUR Centre and it is what we all make it. We don't want our hard work spoilt, however, by a small number of inconsiderate or unthinking members.
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