A new company for onsite specialist response, rescue, and recovery services has been created for Australia's resources industry.
According to the company, Response Services Australia (RSA), it has "commenced operations with the aim of setting new standards for site emergency services and giving companies a single source for obtaining staffing, supply chain, and accredited training services".
As part of its wider launch, it is also offering free site assessments.
Darryl Cook, RSA's MD, stated that "companies need a flexible approach so they can scale up or down accordingly, while ensuring safety and quality standards are maintained".
He went on to say that "in response to market demand, RSA has created a new role of Site Support Officer; [this position is] more than just emergency responders, our SSO hold multiple industry qualifications and can respond to any emergency whether it relates to fire, rescue, recovery, hazardous material, medical, or security incidents".
"Most importantly they are trained to prevent incidents from occurring in the first place."
Response Services Australia says it will focus on remote and regional areas in Australia, predominately within the mining, oil and gas, and construction sectors, and will not provide services offshore or outside Australia.