We have several full time trainers and assessors at Rapid Solutions to help you with your training needs.
Keith Farrow - Chief Technical Officer
Keith commenced his pest management career in 1980 working in management and technical management positions with Flick Pest Control in New South Wales, Queensland and the Flick Hawaiian branch. He also worked with Dow AgroSciences and was involved with the introduction of Sentricon into the Australian pest market.
Keith's training qualifications come from several years spent as a Science teacher and in teaching pest management in both NSW and Queensland TAFE systems. Keith holds a Bachelor of Science, a Diploma of Agricultural Entomology, a Diploma in Education, Certificate of Teaching, Certificate IV in Asset Maintenance (Pest Management) and a Certificate IV Workplace Trainer and Assessor.
Keith started at Rapid Solutions in 2005 and is involved in all areas of training and assessment. Keith has been involved in the development of some industry events and conferences.
Peter Brigden - Trainer & Assessor
Peter commenced his career in Hamilton Victoria, working for Elanco Products Company in the pastoral cattle market. Peter moved to Armidale and was involved in both the pastoral and broad acre weed control markets. The broad changes in the urban pest management industry in 1995 saw Peter move into the urban pest industry with Dow Elanco. During his time in this role Peter was involved in both chemical and baiting systems for termite management. Peter moved from Dow AgroSciences to Amalgamated Pest Control Brisbane termite Division in 2000 as supervisor.
Peter holds a Bachelor of Science Agriculture, Certificate III and Certificate IV in Pest Management, Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training, and Certificate IV in Small Business Management. Peter is based full time in Brisbane and manages our students in Queensland.
Peter brings a broad depth of pest management experience and knowledge to the Rapid Solutions team.
Steve King - Trainer and Assessor
Steve commenced his pest management career in 1986. Steve holds comprehensive pest management qualifications and he is fully trained and experienced in commercial, industrial and domestic pest management.
After initial technical and supervisory training at major companies such as Rentokil, Flick and Fumapest, Steve owned and operated a successful small business in domestic and commercial pest management for 5 years. In following years Steve held the principal role of Technical Sales Manager at NSW Multipest Control, a leading pest management firm in the Hunter District of NSW.
Steve is a fully qualified Workplace Trainer and Assessor holding his Diploma in Workplace Training and Assessment. Steve is involved in all areas of training and assessment and in the researching and developing of the materials required for Rapid Solutions' workshops and training modules. Steve in based on the Central Coast and conducts our training in NSW, VIC, TAS, ACT and SA.