Live fire fighting

Last month we trained an enthusiastic team of recruits to Silver Fern Farm’s Emergency Response Team. They will be an asset to their company.  Check out our facebook page for more images and details.

Live hot fire training at SFF ERT course

Live fire fighting a recent recruits course for SFF’s Emergency Response Team.

Who is the orange man?

Gas suit testing today.  This one passed.

This orange man is a gas suit that’s just passed its annual test. Good to go now.

Taonga in Napier

Ali, our  North Island Manager with the beautiful Korowai presented by the Ahuriri Maori Wardens.  They will add their beauty and dignity to the entrance to our Napier campus.

Ali, our North Island Manager with donated Korowai.

Come and admire the view

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


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

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

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…

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?


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

Fire Extinguishers on-board vessels

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!

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

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

F&ST in Industrial Safety News (ISN) again

We 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 Article on emergency Management

F&ST on the field

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

Cleaning with a view

We 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.

Driver Training is on again

Our trainer Anthony has successfully completed his Driver Instructor training, gained his ‘I endorsement’, and will be doing our 4WD training.

Neal, our driver trainer in Napier starts a series of Emergency Driver training sessions in Early January.

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