ACTION MAN: Laurie Roberts from IRS has the experience necessary to ensure the training he provides is relevant, comprehensive and potentially life saving.
ACTION MAN: Laurie Roberts from IRS has the experience necessary to ensure the training he provides is relevant, comprehensive and potentially life saving. Contributed

Preparing for the unexpected

IN AN emergency, even seconds count and while first responders might be only a 000 call away, would you know what to do in the precious minutes it takes them to arrive?

That's where Initial Response & Safety's Laurie Roberts comes in. He can help train your workforce on what to do in an emergency and can help install procedures designed to minimise the risks of incidents occurring in the first place.

Laurie Roberts from IRS has the experience necessary to ensure the training he provides is relevant, comprehensive and potentially life saving.
Confided spaces present their own set of hazards, as does working at height (above). Contributed

Not only was he once an emergency services worker for the Aviation Fire Services, he has helped to train first responders across south-east Queensland and spent three years in Papua New Guinea helping to redevelop emergency services across the country when their equipment was upgraded.

Laurie takes his job very seriously and said there would always be a need while people were still getting hurt in the workplace.

Nobody sets out on a job to intentionally hurt themselves, but Laurie says that is what is happening in workplaces with regular monotony.

But why?

IRS can help to identify potentially hazardous situations, ensure workers learn correct safety procedures in most industrial applications and can provide hands on training in what to do in an industrial emergency.

Based in Gympie, Laurie says IRS is keen to let local businesses know they have a company in this community that can help ensure the safety of their workers and minimise the risks of workplace incidents and injuries and can provide realistic, hands on first aid training.

For Laurie the expression "safety first” isn't just a saying - it's a way of life.

Inquiries 1300 922 026 or go to the website at irsafety.com.au.