A MOCK crash scene was created in Winsford to help rescue teams at major racing events practice their lifesaving skills.

Synetiq was proud to host the emergency training session for the British Automobile Racing Club North West rescue team at their site on Winsford Industrial Estate.

BARC NW Rescue is a technical rescue unit which supports major racing events, including Formula 1, British Touring Car Championship and a wealth of BARC events throughout the season.

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The rescue team was able to get to grips with a new incline cutter tool

Synetiq donated vehicles and organised a staged collision.

The day was an opportunity for the team to practice rapid extraction methods. To make the training seem even more realistic, each exercise was done against the clock.

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The training session ensures the team are fully prepared in the event of a real emergency

It’s vital that BARC NW Rescue has regular practice to perfect methods and tool skills and ensure the team are fully prepared in the event of a real emergency.

The training event was also an opportunity for specialist teams to get to grips with a new incline cutter tool which will improve capabilities even further.

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Rescue crews worked against the clock to practice their emergency skills

Synetiq's relationship with BARC NW Rescue can be traced back to Car Transplants Ltd, which previously hosted training days before becoming part of Synetiq in March 2019.

The company was delighted to continue this relationship and is looking forward to welcoming the team back soon.