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School cleaning staff receive specialised training, PPEs

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The programme incorporated training for six staff members from the two schools, as well as personal protection equipment.

Kenhardt High School Principal, Deon Keffers with school cleaning staff who have received sanitation training and special equipment. Picture: Supplied

CLEANING staff at Kenhardt High and Kenhardt Primary schools have received specialised training and the necessary sanitising equipment, as the schools reopened following a short interval in teaching.

As part of Aries Solar Powers’ support of local schools, the solar plant provided the funding and support to both schools.

The programme incorporated training for six staff members from the two schools, as well as personal protection equipment (PPE) that includes goggles, gumboots, nitrile gloves and hazmat suits, to help keep staff safe.

“We believe that the equipment and training is essential for our local schools as they will need to be disinfected and sanitised frequently, to reduce the risk of (Covid-19) infection,” the economic development practitioner for Aries Solar Power, Tsholofelo Moote, said.

The sanitising equipment included cordless spray guns, including battery and charger packs; PPE packs and disinfectant.

Earlier this year, the solar farm donated over 600 masks to the schools, an allocation of three masks for each pupil, in addition to an extensive supply of sanitisers and hygiene products.

Kenhardt High School principal Deon Keffers stated that many pupils, staff and parents were apprehensive about the return to school and the assistance of the solar plant had helped allay these fears.

“Some parents were afraid of sending their children to school but now I can show them that we can help keep their children and educators safe,” said Keffers.