Preliminary work at the Roy Hill iron ore project in the Pilbara.
Preliminary work at the Roy Hill iron ore project in the Pilbara.

Perth-based emergency response and security firm Executive Risk Solutions says a $30 million contract it has won at Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill iron ore project is one of the biggest of its kind nationally.

The two-year job would see ERS provide up to 65 personnel equipped with 20 specialist vehicles, including rapid intervention vehicles and fire trucks.

“This will make it one of the largest single emergency response contracts in Australia,” managing director Scott Houston said.

Mr Houston said he believed ERS had won the contract because of the innovative ways it combined skills in managing emergency and security operations in remote locations.

The firm had been involved with Roy Hill Holdings since the Pilbara project was first mooted, working with the corporate team in developing a crisis management system.

“Roy Hill is a critical project for the State, and we are pleased to be playing our part in protecting the people, environment and assets of the project,” Mr Houston said.

ERS employs 80 personnel with backgrounds in the military, professional fire-fighting, mines rescue, military fire-fighting and security.

It offers crisis management support, emergency response, post-incident reviews, risk management and security services.

Mr Houston is a former Special Air Services Regiment member who established ERS in 2010. It has annual turnover of more than $15 million.

The West Australian

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