EMM has been appointed by Department of Defence to provide a broad range of Work Health and Safety (WHS) services under an initial three-year standing offer panel arrangement.  The management advisory services panel replaces the previous Work Health and Safety related services arrangement which expired in late June 2020. Other Commonwealth Departments and Agencies also have access to the suppliers appointed to the Panel to deliver WHS services.

Publicly advertised in November 2019, the highly competitive Request for Tender evaluated respondents’ technical knowledge and experience, managerial capability to provide the required services and the associated economic benefit for the Australian economy.

EMM’s appointed WHS Panel Manager, Andrew Badham, has a thorough understanding of Defence WHS procedures, policies, security requirements, issues and risks through a strong personal and professional affiliation with Defence.  With over three decades of experience working in and with Defence, his direct and hands-on knowledge will be invaluable in the management, coordination, and delivery of the EMM’s WHS service.

Commenting on the appointment, Andrew highlights:

“We are proud to expand our partnership with the Department of Defence through our latest panel appointment.  EMM has invested in recruiting a specialised team of WHS professionals in order to offer a high level of WHS service delivery to Defence. Our national group of practitioners hold an enduring commitment to working collaboratively with Defence to achieve their strategic and policy objectives, providing pragmatic advice to achieve practical and efficient outcomes and striving to accomplish healthy and safe workplaces for all”.

EMM has been appointed to five categories including WHS development and management; prevention and treatment – problematic substances; evaluation and review; development of accredited and non-accredited training courses and training materials; and delivery and evaluation of non-accredited WHS training.

This announcement follows EMM’s recent appointment to the Estate and Infrastructure Group (E&IG) Defence Infrastructure Panel – Environment, Heritage and Estate Engineering.