Falck Safety Services delivers world-leading health, safety, and survival training, and safety consultancy services to some of the toughest industries in the world, from the oil and gas sector to shipping, renewable energy, military, and aviation. With more than three decades of experience and service under its belt and 30 purpose-built training centres, Falck Safety Services is providing its clients with innovative, cost-effective training and consultancy solutions across five continents.
In addition to these training centres, Falck Safety Services offers mobile training units that can provide truly portable safety solutions to clients across the globe. With more than 1,500 highly skilled personnel across the Falck Safety Services network, the company is mining and investing in the best talent and skills. One of these people is CEO Peter Svarrer, who assumed the role six years ago.
Before joining Falck Safety Services, Peter spent 24 years in the maritime and offshore industry, working first in Denmark and then in Spain, the United States, Peru, Thailand, North Africa, Vietnam, and Singapore. During his time in Singapore, Peter undertook an MBA at the Henley Business School at the University of Reading to solidify his experience. In 2008, Peter joined Falck Safety Services and capitalised on his global experience.
It was an international company but I was hired to globalise it and to take it to a broader scale internationally, states Peter. When I was hired in the beginning of 2008, the crisis had not set in yet. However, I didnt start until August because one of the ships I was managing was captured by Somali pirates so I stayed in my previous job until we got the ship back.