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Company Overview
ETS Emergency Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd specialises in Response Services, Training and Management Solutions to all types of industries, including; Mining; Power Generation; Aviation; and the Defence force just to name a few. We cater for employers understanding the importance of having a trained, competent and prepared emergency response team, and we have employed professionally qualified, skilled and experienced personnel to make sure that the client’s needs are met. The need for companies to meet relevant requirements of the various laws and statutes is binding, and we assist in these endeavours. The company functions from its Head Office situated in Redan near Vereeniging in the South of Gauteng Province and we provide our services throughout South African and other African Countries. The training centre was built in the 1980s on the former KLIP Power Station Site in order to service Eskom’s emergency training needs. In 2004 the company was privatised as part of Eskom’s outsourcing initiative, which is co-owned and managed by Directors Dirk Moller and John Akal whom both have been involve in the emergency service industry since 1994.

Over the past 12 years ETS Emergency Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd has grown steadily on a solid foundation of integrity, ethics, quality service delivery based on good business practices. The company has been certified as a Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) with a Level One status enterprise, and also acquired membership of the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC).

The courses and training programmes offered by ETS Emergency Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd are accredited and registered with various Skills Education and Training Authorities (SETA), as follows:
• Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority (LGSeta)
• Resuscitation Council of South Africa (RCSA)
• Department of Labour
• South African Emergency Service Institution (SAESI)
• Transport Education Training Authority (TETA)
• Department of Transport Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA)
• Education, Training and Development Practice Sector Education, Training Authority (ETDP SETA)
• Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA)

Most of the course and skills programmes are aligned with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The unit standards of the courses we offer, are of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards.
Since 2004, we’ve grown from offering 26 different course, to 48 Emergency response training courses, and 24 Safety courses. These training programs are based on realistic, skill specific scenarios that meet the expectations of risk requirements of the employer and they’re developed to meet international expected standards and to be grouped to achieve formal qualifications. Training programs are designed to assist learners to respond to and assist at an emergency incident/ accident.

Training Programs Consists of the following:

• Firefighting courses- training programs includes fire awareness in the workplace, specialist fire teams and incident command training amongst others
• Rescue -courses include working in height safety, rope rescue
• Hazmat courses- training programs include product specific emergencies and incident command training
• First aid courses- are relevant to the workplace
• Safety courses- HIRA, SHE Rep

Not only has ETS Emergency Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd, provided training in South Africa (industrial, Municipality, Private and Mining) but has also presented emergency response training in the following countries, Namibia (Mining and Government), Mozambique (Petrol Chemical and Mining), Tanzania (Mining), Zambia (Mining and Exploration drilling), Burkina Faso (Mining), Seychelles (Government), Lesotho (Government), Democratic Republic of Congo ((DRC)- Mining) as well as Mauritania (Mining).

Emergency Response Teams
ETS Emergency Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd provides trained and competent team support to the industry, the emergency response personnel perform duties with reference to a specific job description and contracted scope of work to its clients.
ETS Emergency Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd has operational emergency response support teams supporting various mines and power generation sites in South Africa. A response support team has also been deployed in Mauritania to participate in emergency incident and accident prevention activities, which entails pro-active and re-active functions in mitigating the effect of fire, rescue, medical and HAZMAT incidents. Such a service we provide is vital within any large industry’s risk management strategy and there are a number of ways to go about successful implementation. The emergency response teams have become an essential part of the site’s safety and accident prevention strategy.
The operational response team and support is a very important element of our development strategy for young learners, as this provides an opportunity for individuals who have achieved qualifications to gain workplace experience.

Emergency Response Management Services
ETS Emergency Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd assist employers to evaluate emergency response capabilities, by assisting with incident simulation exercises. These simulations are based on realistic and possible incidents. Simulation assessments allow for employers to have a clear understanding of what their response capabilities can do and what the state of readiness is. Comprehensive feedback session and reports after these simulation exercises allow for management to take informed and factual decisions on what is required to maintain and improve on their emergency response readiness.

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