Riklan Emergency Management Services (Riklan) is a Western Australian Goldfields owned and operated Registered Training Organisation, established in 2002 and we provide a unique and comprehensive series of training courses. In addition to our core business of training, we also supply specialist safety labour hire services to meet the requirements of our Clients with a particular focus on emergency response preparation, preparedness, response and recovery for both surface and underground mining as well as the commercial and heavy industry sectors.
Drawing on the combined experience of our team we understand the importance of not only providing a reputable and professional service but also the personal commitment required by each of our employees to ensure safety in the workplace.
It was following our involvement in shutdowns as the provider of rope access technicians that we identified significant gaps and shortfalls in the standby/sentry services which resulted in the development of our own unique Safety focused labour hire service which includes Confined Space Sentries, Rope Access Technicians, Safety Advisors, Emergency Services Officers and Drug & Alcohol Testers.
With regards to our Confined Space Sentry service specifically, we have successfully set a new standard in Confined Space Management by providing Sentries who are trained to not only undertake the basic duties required of a sentry but to also maintain a high state of preparedness for the possible event of an emergency situation, and also how to effectively respond should an incident occur.
Each Sentry employed by RIKLAN is multiskilled and are trained in the following disciplines prior to being allocated to any assignment as our minimum safety standard;
RIIWHS204E Work Safely at Heights
RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces
MSMPER205 Enter confined space
MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit
MSMWHS217 Gas Test Atmospheres
HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
HLTAID010 Provide Basic Life Support
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
CPPFES2005 Demonstrate First Attack Fire Fighting Equipment (Fire Extinguisher)
Then, after 6 months of employment;
TLILIC0005 Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)
Riklan Sentries are all monitored regularly to ensure a high level of physical/functional capability is maintained. Drug and alcohol tests are routinely performed 3 monthly and National Police clearances are reissued every 12 months unless otherwise requested by the Client.
Prior to the commencement of any shutdown, our team is required to attend a brief where the scope of work is explained as well as a post shut debrief to discuss any incidents or concerns which may have occurred during the course of the shutdown. This information, if relevant, is then provided to the Shutdown Coordinator for consideration during future shuts. We also encourage our Clients to provide feedback on our service following each assignment as part of our continuous improvement measures.
In order to maintain a quality service, we employ a “one strike” policy whereby if a Sentry is caught on their phone, reading a book, fails a breath test etc, they are immediately stood down as our standard practice. All employees are made aware of this policy upon engagement therefore allowing us to eliminate those who do not uphold the Riklan standard from our team.
For more information on how you can join our team or have our team come to your next shutdown, call 1800793877 and as to speak with our Labour Hire Coordinator, Anna Bowman, who will be more than happy to assist.