Representatives from Nottingham’s tram network visited Clifton’s Lark Hill retirement village today to deliver a special safety demonstration.
Lee North, a quality, health, safety & environment Officer at NET, met with residents from the village to discuss how they can continue to use the tram safely and what to do should they get into difficulty.
Taking the group on board a static tram at the network’s Clifton South stop, Lee highlighted a number of features both on the tram and the platform, including help buttons, CCTV points, hand rails and reserved seating.
The demonstration also gave residents the opportunity to learn about drivers’ departing routines and the procedures they go through to ensure the safety of passengers.
Lee explained: “The tram provides a simple and hassle free way for people of all ages to travel around Nottingham and we want to make sure all our passengers are able to ride safely, wherever they may be travelling.
“We hope that this visit to Lark Hill will help highlight some of our unique safety features and will give as many of the village’s residents as possible the confidence to use the tram as often as they would like.”
The demonstration at Lark Hill follows the recent launch of NET’s new safety video. Titled ‘We’re Safe Together’, the video highlights some top tips that all passengers should remember when using the city’s tram network.
Darren Smith, NET’s deputy operations manager, also attended the safety demonstration and added: “Safety will always be our number one priority and it’s important to remind passengers, whatever their age may be, to take as much care as possible when using the tram.
“A member of the NET team regularly attends residents’ meetings at Lark Hill and we continue to work with communities and groups across Nottingham to make sure everyone can use our network as safely and as comfortably as possible.”