Over 30 Years
Safety And Rescue Experience


IRST was founded in 1991 by Derek Keegan and Malcom Hunt, to provide specialist access and rescue equipment and training to industry and the emergency services.

Derek has an extensive background in the field of rescue, working initially with the Royal Air Force helicopter Rescue Service. He is a founder member of the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team, and is a past Chairman of the Irish Mountain Rescue Association. Derek has also been closely associated with some of the most innovative developments in rope rescue equipment and techniques.

Email: derek@isrt.ie

Malcolm’s background was in the Adventure Sports Equipment industry, and in the Irish Mountain Rescue Service. He has represented the National Standards Authority for Ireland, on a working group of CEN (European Standards committee), dealing with standards for safety & rescue equipment. In recent years he has worked closely with the Irish Fire & Rescue Service, in the development of guidelines and training in the areas of Work at Height safety, and Confined Space Rescue. Malcolm is a graduate of the Irish Institute of Training and Development.

Email: malcolm@isrt.ie