Fire & Safety Australia acquires National Safety Council of Australia
Fire and Safety Australia (FSA) will acquire Blackwoods Training (previously Protector Alsafe) which includes the National Safety Council of Australia (NSCA), one of Australia’s oldest and most established safety training businesses, as FSA continues to gain market share as part of a broader growth strategy.
The acquisition takes the company to an estimated 10 per cent market share of the national training market and a projected revenue this year to exceed $20 million.
From 2 October, FSA’s headcount will be over 150 employees and will have a larger network of training centres across Australia and a greater scope of training services and emergency response services available.
The company trains over 40,000 learners per year across Australia, which is expected to grow to over 50,000 learners over the next 12 months as a result of the acquisition.
FSA Chairman and founder Steve McLeod, 33 yrs, said that NSCA was a compelling addition for the company and will now be one of the largest safety and emergency response training businesses in Australia.
“Our company mission is clear, we aim to forever change safety in the world, one experience at a time, and with this acquisition we are now, more than ever, equipped to reach this goal.
“We see tremendous opportunity to take a leading position in the fire and safety training sector and achieve further growth.
“FSA has trained over 250,000 people in 10 years, since its inception, and we’re looking forward to training hundreds of thousands more.”
From October, FSA will be able to provide clients with a larger training course offering that complements existing services from the NSCA.