Safety must be your priority
THE State Emergency Service is a national organisation of volunteers.
It is ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
Its volunteers are unpaid and come from a variety of backgrounds and professions. They respond to emergencies and disasters 24/7.
The SES volunteers are trained and equipped to help the most vulnerable members of the community.
The SES is designed to empower people to help themselves and to support and assist others in the community.
Queensland SES receives world-class training, providing real life skills and knowledge.
Life-long friendships are made in the SES. Members train and respond to emergencies together, and these experiences lay the foundation to friendships.
The Queensland SES has a role for people with a broad range of talents and expertise. A level of physical fitness is required for certain tasks.
Roles in administration, communications, stores and kitchen hands do not require levels of fitness to assist or take part in tasks.
Safety must be your priority.
SEM0010 Safety: This course provides members with knowledge and skills required to understand what is needed to work safely.
Volunteers are exposed to many hazards, and knowing what to do must be your priority as an SES member. Taking unnecessary risks will not only put yourself at risk, but also other team members.
Each task the SES performs has its own operating procedures. The training must be followed – failing to correctly follow instructions can lead to accidents occurring.
The SES advises you shouldn’t do any repairs to electrical, plumbing, gas or solar panels. Seek the expert help of a professional. Home repairs and poor-quality trades can cause accidents. Make safety your priority at home.
Further information: emergency.qld.gov.au.