I was recently asked to join the team at Makita at a training day for search and rescue charity S.A.R.A.I.D, to see for myself how the team uses Makita tools in the aftermath of natural disasters like earthquakes, tsunamis and landslides. To make it as realistic as possible, the training session was held at the Fire Service College in the Moreton-In-Marsh – and the S.A.R.A.I.D team really put Makita’s tools to the test.
Over the course of the day, I was able to watch the S.A.R.A.I.D team working across different scenarios. The team used the tools to access a replica of a collapsed building, cutting their way through wooden and concrete barriers, as well as obstacles like fridges and rubble to navigate through a tight tunnel.
Seeing the team at work helped me to gain a better understanding of what the S.A.R.A.I.D team does and why Makita tools are such an asset to them. This assisted with the development of a written case study for the trade press and Makita’s website, which aims to showcase this unique use of Makita tools. I also obtained a selection of images throughout the day for use on Makita’s social media channels.