Pete has been professionally installing child restraints in Melbourne for over sixteen years. Originally receiving all of his training with Rob Newman from ACRI and ‘on-the-job’ training’ with Arron Conroy from Baby on Board which is now owned and operated by Baby Bunting . Pete worked part-time with the store chain for over ten years whilst simultaneously running his own successful mobile service. Currently, Pete still operates his popular mobile service but also sub-contracts his expertise to KidSafe (VIC) in support of the Government funded Safe Seats Safe Kids program.
As a father of four, Pete is extremely passionate about what he does. Pete offers the following advice:
- At the very least, always have your first restraint fitted by an experienced accredited fitter. This provides the parent/carer with a benchmark level and education of what is expected pertaining to correct installation and ongoing use of the restraint.
- Angles are extremely important for newborns. Ensure your fitter uses a gauge to check this during the installation process. No exceptions!
- Don’t know what to buy? Manufacturers can offer financial incentives in the retail sector creating favouritism towards some products. Ask a fitter for a non bias opinion on what best suits your needs. Fitters know best!
- Multiple seats in your car? Ask a fitter, fitters know best!
What Pete will do:
Pete will be honest, courteous, punctual and will always clean up after himself.
Pete is one of the few fitters in Melbourne to be accredited by Australian Child Restraints Resource Initiative (ACRI) and KidSafe (VIC).
What Pete won’t do:
In some instances certain combinations of child restraints and cars just aren’t compatible. If Pete has the smallest doubt that this may be the case, he will not fit your child restraint.
Pete’s golden rule: ‘If he won’t put his own child in a restraint then he won’t put yours in either’ In some instances he has no choice but to walk away from a job — A tough decision but without doubt… the right one.