Poole Company Shares in Gold Medal Success
Safety Equipment supplier IC Brindle of Poole, Dorset have been following the Olympics’ success closely, but not for medals. The local firm supplies marine and other safety equipment worldwide and is celebrating the safe running of the Games.
Brindles were approached by the Olympic organisers last year to supply emergency rescue equipment for the venues and Olympic Village. “The iconic site at Stratford has been built on reclaimed industrial land and is crisscrossed by canals, making it picturesque but also a safety issue for the millions of visitors and athletes,” said Ian Brindle, MD. “Whilst media attention was concentrated on potential terrorist threats, the risks of people being injured or drowned from more innocent causes are far greater.”
The company supplied the waterside safety equipment to protect the canals and swimming venue pools, as well as safety boats and equipment during the construction of the venues. “We are proud to have contributed to the safe running of London 2012 and are looking forward to seeing The Paralympic Games run just as safely. We would prefer never to see our equipment being used but are secure in knowing that it is there if needed.”
There are, on average, over 400 deaths by drowning in the UK every year, the majority on inland waterways. Securing the Olympic site with over 6 miles of canal side was a major undertaking, as well as providing safety boats and equipment to the Weymouth sailing venue and Eton Dorney. “We are a relatively small company but we have a global reach and experience when it comes to providing safety and rescue equipment. Our experience and attention to detail won us the contract!”
The business, which was founded in 1994 supplies a wide range high quality lifesaving and safety equipment to emergency services, local and national governments and the marine industry worldwide. They also provide safety training and materials to some of the worlds’ leading shipping operators.