Specialist Training Consultants
Tom is a Director and Training Manager of Specialist Training Consultants (STC). STC provide technical rescue and industrial safety training in the United Kingdom as well as consultancy, teams and equipment supply.
Tom’s passion is technical rescue, as well as studying and furthering the knowledge and understanding of those delivering rescue programmes. Tom’s recent projects include the planning, training and provision of technical rescue personnel on what will be the largest offshore windfarm in the world. Tom is an International Technical Rescue Association founding member, practitioner, instructor and assessor.
Tom’s formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Science (hons) in Outdoor Studies, Post Graduate Certificate in Education as well as certificates in Rope rescue, Swiftwater rescue and Emergency Management.
Tom is also an on-call Crew Commander in the UK Fire and Rescue Service and unit manager/ team leader of a volunteer Search and Rescue team.
ITRA: What technical rescue standards are you using?
Did you know that there are no globally recognised standards for technical rescue? ITRA, the International Technical Rescue Association, a global non-profit that provides recognition of technical rescue practitioners are working to change this. This seminar will introduce you to ITRA and explain how we are going to promote international best practices and standards for technical rescue as well as improve the global portability and recognition of professional rescue qualifications.