Workington safety technician Norman retires after a testing 28 years
Published at 12:36, Friday, 12 July 2013
A Workington man who checked fire extinguishers in schools and businesses across West Cumbria has retired after 28 years.
Norman Glaister, 65, of Hawkshead Avenue, was a fire extinguisher technician for Orian, which took over the service from Cumbria County Council.
He even found himself maintaining fire equipment 75ft up on top of cranes at the Port of Workington.
Norman, who worked as a fitter at Haig Colliery in Whitehaven and is a church warden at St John’s Church, said: “I’ve enjoyed meeting so many different people in my job.
“Doing this job for so long does rub off on you. A friend recalls seeing me inspecting fire extinguishers that were for sale in Woolworths, and I tend to have a look at the safety equipment when I’m in shops.”
He said he had retired to do more fell walking and spend time with his family.
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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Best wishes Norman i do remember him very well a really nice guy. when he seviced Fire ex.and i worked in Fire Safety. Carlisle.
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