About Us

Fire & Safety Training Ltd (F&ST) was established in 1998 by Gordon Ireland to provide quality, practical compliance training to industry.  Gordon remains the Managing Director and although the business has grown and now employs eight trainers across the Timaru and Napier sites, Gordon likes to remain hands on, and still delivers training on and offsite to our many clients.

in 2019, NZQA  identified us as a Category 1 Private Training Establishment. This means that NZQA is highly confident in our educational performance, and highly confident in our self-assessment capability.  We are very proud of this achievement.

Our Mission

Fire and Safety Training Ltd provides high quality training and professional services to support health and safety compliance in the workplace and wider community.

What do we do?

Fire and Safety Training Ltd has been providing compliance training to suit specific industry needs since 1998.  Our trainers are specialists with sound industry experience.  Purpose built practical training facilities and offices are located in Timaru and Napier.  We travel anywhere in New Zealand to deliver courses on-site.  Our courses are all NZQA approved and can be tailored to your specific needs.  We also provide a range of specialist services to support industry.

You can download our 2020 brochure here.  


We have general safety courses  including fire safety awareness and fire extinguisher training.
Specialist courses include rescue team training, specialist height training, breathing apparatus, confined spaces and gas detection, hazard identification, dangerous goods license endorsement and handling hazardous substances..

Our trainers

Our trainers are all from industry backgrounds with extensive experience.  Courses are lively: our trainers engage course participants with a blend of the required theory and hands-on realistic practical experience.  Feedback from all the courses we deliver is positive. Typical comments include: ‘very well explained’; ‘fun and informative’; and ‘eye opening to things I didn’t realise or think about’. Our extensive knowledge and experience in this sector ensures all our courses are based on current industry best practice.

Services and sales

Fire and Safety Training  provides services that align with our safety courses.
They include:

  • specialist safety equipment hire
  • fire extinguisher services
  • breathing apparatus and gas detector testing and calibration
  • cylinder filling
  • air purity testing
  • sales of height, confined space equipment and gas detectors

We also provide commercial diving services.

Unit standards we can deliver and assess:

For a list of the Domains and Unit standards we can deliver and assess, go to http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers/nqf-accreditations.do?providerId=793734001.