Emergency & Safety Training

Are your staff and contractors as capable as they might be in terms of safety? Are your people prepared if a crisis occurs?

It is our mission to improve the emergency preparedness and response of people in New Zealand’s workplaces, especially in high-risk and industrial environments.

We offer both general and highly specialised training to equip your staff or contractors for risk management and emergency response.

At your business, for your business

We bring our trainers and specialist equipment to your workplace and customise our programmes accordingly. We believe not in simply helping customers tick a box in terms of training requirements, but in delivering hands-on workshops and assessments that are tailored to the outcomes you require, the unique risks presented by a site or role and the current skill level of individuals.

Frontline experience

Our trainers are skilled emergency response practitioners, highly experienced across fire and rescue, health and safety, security, emergency first response (medical) and forestry sectors.

Qualified to help

Our NZQA accredited subsidiary company Industry Training Works Ltd has consent to assess and delivers NZQA unit standards leading to nationally recognised qualifications.

We are also a pre-qualified CPNZ contractor, the new pan-industry ‘seal of approval’ for contractors. New Zealand’s captains of industry now insist on CPNZ pre-qualification.

EMS was the first emergency response company in New Zealand to be pre-qualified to the new CPNZ best-practise standard, and achieved a very high CPNZ score.

We are members of EMQUAL – the body that governs New Zealand’s Emergency Management Qualifications. Fellow members include the New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Fire Service, Royal New Zealand Coastguard, etc. We are one of only a few private organisations who are members.


Training Courses Include:

Workplace Health and Safety

  • Hazard Identification

  • Hazardous Substances And New Organisms (HSNO) Handlers

  • Confined Space

  • Gas Testing

  • Safe Work Practices When Working At Heights

  • Workplace Health And Safety

  • Breathing Apparatus

  • Fire Extinguisher

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Emergency Response Training

  • Fire Extinguisher

  • Fire/Emergency Wardens

  • Breathing Apparatus

  • Introduction To Co-Ordinated Incident Management Systems (CIMS)

  • Fire Ground Entry

  • Vegetation Fire Fighting

  • Work as Part of an Incident Management Team

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First Aid Courses

  • Workplace First Aid

  • First Aid Refresher

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Professional Development Courses

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Civil Defence Training

  • Introduction To Co-Ordinated Incident Management Systems (CIMS)

  • Work as Part of an Incident Management Team

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Chainsaw And Forestry Skills Training

  • Introduction To Chainsaw Use

  • Chainsaw Use


Introductory Forestry Skills

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Other Training:

NZQA Training

We have consent to assess (accreditation) to deliver a wide range of of other unit standards covering several industries and sectors.

Refresher Training

Verification of currency of skills and knowledge is often required on major industrial sites and throughout industry generally. We offer refresher training for all our unit standard based courses, as required. Contact us for further information.

The Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Continuing Professional Development accreditation for; Working at Heights, Confined Spaces, Fire Extinguishers, Workplace First Aid, Introduction to First Aid and First Aid refresher courses.

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