The decision to outsource is usually a highly complex and debated topic in business. But when it comes to a legislated, mandatory solution like emergency rescue services it becomes a much more simple decision. Outsourcing emergency rescue services like high angle rope rescue or confined space entry rescue can provide the benefits and flexibility that managing “in-house” just simply cannot compete with. Here are some reasons why that is the case:
Like most outsourcing decisions, there usually needs to be a financial benefit to justify the decision. With flexible team sizes and short, medium and long term engagements, outsourcing your emergency services will significantly reduce labour costs of having an in house team around the clock full time.
The expertise level achieved with outsourcing your emergency services to a reputable provider is unmatched. When it comes to the safety of your employees, you want to have the most skilled and highly trained personnel responsible for their rescue if something were to go wrong. A highly trained team can also save a considerable amount of money by responding quickly and limiting the damage to surrounding machinery and equipment.
Does your business identify itself as being an emergency services solutions provider? If not, you probably shouldn’t be committing money and time towards providing the services in house. The cross training of existing on site personnel is expensive and still requires additional support when the trained staff are made unavailable due to commitments to large work projects or taking days off.
Coordination, planning, training and other hidden indirect cost can make the outsourced rescue team more cost effective then you might think because the teams specialize on solely providing these services.
Chances are if you’re trying to provide emergency services internally, you’ll be devoting a considerable amount of both technical (rescue staff) and administrative resources to managing the operation. When you outsource, everything from the emergency rescue plan, to the scheduling of team members, to the actual day to day standby rescue services are handled by the provider.
If you have any other questions about hiring an emergency services firm for your oil and gas construction, maintenance or turnaround project, contact Steve Gruber at firstname.lastname@example.org.