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Come and admire the view

May 29, 2017   //   by admin   //   News  // 

F&ST Timaru’s revamped climbing structure for practical height training is now in action – and it’s great.  Trainers and trainees are loving the multiple options for realistic height scenarios.  And the view from the top is amazing (if you have your harness on)!

Practical scenarios for US 23229

Train the trainers in Sydney

May 15, 2017   //   by admin   //   News  // 

Nathan and Ian have been in Sydney this week updating their skills and trying out new technology for safe rope access work.

Sky Tower success for Oceana Gold ERT

May 15, 2017   //   by admin   //   News  // 

Congratulations to the eight  Oceana Gold Emergency Response Team members who completed the annual Sky Tower challenge in Auckland on Saturday.  Andy Prescott was first in the masters category with an impressive time of 11:05.  Two others came in 5th and 6th in their respective categories.  F&ST was proud to sponsor them.

BA Technicians up to date

Apr 21, 2017   //   by admin   //   News  // 

Our four breathing apparatus (BA) technicians were all re-certified following an intensive two day course run on out site by Kevin McCoomb from Scott Safety, Australia.   They also completed cylinder valve servicing and testing.  This training is required every three years to ensure the guys are up  to date with aspects of maintaining and servicing BA sets and cylinders. We sell and service a number of sets.   For details, check out our sales page.

We have power…

Mar 24, 2017   //   by admin   //   News  // 

The boys have been testing out a powered ascender – easy to operate and comes with a remote control.  They loved it.  See them in action on our Facebook page.

A white Christmas?

Dec 12, 2016   //   by admin   //   News  // 

No, it’s an Industrial Emergency Response Team celebrating after successfully completing their hot fire training this month.

Fire Extinguishers on-board vessels

Sep 19, 2016   //   by admin   //   News  // 

The Tarapunga which sank out of Nelson, 2014. Photo RNZ

We’ve run our first course for unit standard 12310, Extinguish small fires on-board a vessel.  A small group of Coast Guards and Commercial Fishers attended and taught us a lot!

F&ST in Industrial Safety News (ISN) again

Jun 10, 2016   //   by admin   //   News  // 

F&ST Article on emergency ManagementWe were approached by ISN to contribute an article interpreting the new HSWA regulations on emergency planning for businesses.  You can read it by clicking here.  Alternatively, you can click here to go to Industrial Safety News’ website and read the digital edition.  We are in the May/June edition on page 5.

F&ST on the field

Apr 19, 2016   //   by admin   //   News  // 

Meet the top team (of 13 in their age group) from the Fencibles Club in Auckland. And F&ST is their proud sponsor. Last year they were third in the National  tournament.

We wish you another successful season, boys.

Christmas cleaning with a view

Dec 15, 2015   //   by admin   //   News  // 

Cleaning with a viewWe all like to have a bit of a clean up before Christmas, but Nathan and Ian of FAST Access Solutions have just finished a daunting cleaning job: cleaning the rust marks of the  huge Holcim cement dome at PrimePort Timaru.  Their rope skills are seriously classy, and the finished dome shows they’re pretty good at cleaning too.

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