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HFR Solutions and British Steel raise funds for Men In Sheds and Cancer Research

Updated: Sep 15, 2022

HFR Solutions CIC and British Steel have teamed up to raise funds for Men In Sheds and Cancer Research UK. HFR Solutions personnel and British Steel apprentices took part in a sponsored Cycling Challenge. Participants rode 23 miles from British Steel’s Scunthorpe site, to HFR Solutions Headquarters in Hessle.

The Solutions team ready to cycle back to British Steel

Upon arrival at HFR Solutions Headquarters, participants carried out a range of challenges which were assessed and scored by our team. Challenge topics included confined space, fire safety, working at height and medical. The apprentices were able to use the knowledge they had learnt from their brief presentation on the day, and apply it to practical scenarios.

The Challenges:

Confined Space

  • Participants were timed whilst searching the confined space unit for six carabiners.

  • Participants used the CRD to lower themselves into the sewer, where they climbed from one end to another using the lights on their helmets to light the way.

Working at Height

  • Participants climbed up the 15m tower and descended once at the top, using the constant rate descender (CRD).


  • Participants assessed a casualty and treated the patient using the DR ABC method, whilst answering a series of questions.

Fire Safety

  • Participants had to correctly identify which fire extinguisher should be used for each fire they were faced with.

Everyone got involved and eagerly completed each challenge to the best of their abilities. One individual was able to look past his fear of heights, and eventually descend the 15m tower. Rider, Brad, impressed our instructors, who commented on the impressive time it took for him to make his way around the confined space unit. The skills the teams learnt are invaluable and we were overjoyed to hear how enjoyable the day was for them all.

HFR Solutions Instructor, Georgia Moy, commented: "It was a very successful day all round. The apprentices were really enthusiastic and threw themselves into the tasks. Great to see everyone enjoying themselves whilst also continuing with their professional development".

In June, HFR Solutions CIC worked collaboratively with British Steel in order to fund and install a new sensory garden at The Goddards Care Home, Snaith. The Solutions team were joined by British Steel apprentices for a week-long community project. After a turbulent few years dealing with the fallout of COVID-19, the garden provides residents and staff with a sense of escapism. Our work with The Goddards is contributing to us being able to achieve our vision of making the Humber region a safer place to live and work.


For the opportunity to work collaboratively to help your organisation’s corporate social responsibility, please get in touch. Together, we can make the Humber region a safer place to live and work. Join our mailing list to be the first to hear about our recent projects.

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