The Ministry of Equality, in partnership with the Ministry of the Environment, offered disability awareness front line staff training for Master Service toilet beach attendants.
The training is the same as that delivered recently to lifeguards and beach assistants and officers from the Ministry of the Environment. Two sessions were organised on the June 29 and July 3.
“Our beaches are very popular in summer, individuals with disabilities now feel more encouraged to attend as a result of the significant accessibility adaptations and investment of additional beach attendants engaged especially to work with beach users with physical disabilities,” a Government statement said.
Jason Belilo, Equality Officer from the Ministry of Equality, delivered the sessions.
Mr Belilo underwent a ‘Train the Trainer’ course early last year and was certified by the UK Charity, Attitude is Everything, to deliver training on disability awareness. Further disability awareness training will be delivered throughout Government Departments during the course of the year.
This training is being delivered throughout the public sector on a rolling basis and is offered to the private sector as part of the Ministry for Equality’s Equality Means Business series of seminars.
The Minister for Equality, Samantha Sacramento, said “This training, which follows recent training offered to lifeguards and beach attendants, means that all personnel who work on our beaches who will deliver a service to people with disabilities have received the same training so there will be consistency throughout.”