An ESO is a fully qualified emergency response and / or medical professional who works in a variety of industries including maritime, power and mining, defence, aviation, construction and other resource sectors. This is a multi-skilled role covering security, fire, rescue and medical. Training can also form part of an ESO’s responsibility. ESO’s generally work in teams comprising 2 to 4 operators on 12 hour shifts. Service provision is generally 24/7 365 days a year.

Salary packages range from $70,000 to $150,000 depending on location, company, role and experience.

The role ensures that the facility is maintained in a state of emergency response operational readiness and to facilitate a safe and secure environment for all staff, guests, contractors and visitors.

ESO’s have expertise in industrial fire, rescue and emergency operational concepts, procedures and systems. They have exceptional communication and organisational skills. They are team players and are highly disciplined.

They usually possess Certificate II in Public Safety (Fire and Emergency Operations) or Certificate III in Public Safety (Fire Fighting / Emergency Operations) or similar.


Basic key qualifications include:

* Apply Advanced First Aid

* Manage First Aid in the Workplace
* Operate Pumps
* Work in a Team
* Communication Systems
* Respond to Wildfire
* Operate Breathing Apparatus
* Respond to Isolated Remote Structures
* Participate in a Rescue Operation
* Enter Confined Space
* Undertake Confined Space Rescue
* Undertake Vertical Rescue
* Employ Personal Protection at Hazardous Materials Incident
* Render Hazardous Materials Incidents Safe – HAZMAT


Additional site or state specific qualifications may be required including security licence (security guard / crowd controller), medium / heavy driver’s licence and undertake road crash rescue.

ESO rosters range from 4 on 4 off or 8 on 8 off. Roles can be fly in fly out program (FIFO), live on site or nearby, remote based or located within 1-2 hours’ drive of major cities.

Employment positions can either be casual, part time or full time.


Diamond Protection Pty Ltd (Diamond) is a leading provider of security, emergency and training services. Established in 1995, this Australian owned and operated company is committed to leading the way – to be the standard of excellence. Diamond operates an internationally certified Integrated Management System (IMS) incorporating ISO accreditation for Quality (ISO 9001:2008), Occupational Health & Safety (AS/NZS 4801 & OHSAS18001:2007) and Environmental Management (ISO 14001:2004) Systems. The company has placed significant importance in continual improvement and commitment to the community and environment.

Diamond works closely with clients throughout Australia and beyond to provide security audits, security guards / officers, patrols, risk management, emergency service officers, safety officers, life support and nationally recognised training courses in partnership with Australian government and private Registered Training Organisations.

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