Australian emergency management firm Dynamiq is in the spotlight on the national and international stage...
As part of a new service offering, Australia’s fastest growing security and emergency management firm, Dynamiq, will make highly experienced former military, medical and emergency response personnel available to companies world-wide.
The Dynamiq People & Projects division specialises in placing highly skilled and experienced personnel in challenging, remote or high-risk locations to deliver medical, security, emergency response and human resource requirements for global companies.
Dynamiq chief executive officer Anthony Moorhouse, a former Australian special forces counter-terrorism commander, said that Dynamiq had secured contracts with major Australian-based clients, including BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Sundance Resources, Woodside Energy, AusAid and the ABC. “Dynamiq’s clients are moving more and more towards focusing on their core business and outsourcing non-core functions like emergency management to trusted partners.
“At the same time, our clients recognise that emergency management is a highly integrated requirement and they need a one-stop service approach, not simply a body shop recruitment company, to ensure their people, operations and reputation can be protected around the clock – this is what Dynamiq People & Projects provides,” Mr Moorhouse said.
Director of Dynamiq People & Projects, Steven Dunn, a former member of the Australian SAS, said the key to Dynamiq’s success was that its personnel have extensive military, medical and emergency management experience operating in the world’s most dangerous countries. “Dynamiq has particular expertise in Papua New Guinea – one of the highest risk environments in the world – where we have provided 24/7 security services to the Australian government’s biggest AusAid project.
“The security situation in PNG is rapidly deteriorating with violent crime, such as murder and sexual assault, reaching endemic rates. This is occurring at the same time as Australian companies, particularly in the mining and construction sectors, fast expand their operations in the country. It is absolutely vital to have the right security and emergency management in place because local authorities simply cannot ensure any acceptable level of protection,” Mr Dunn said.
Mr Moorhouse said Dynamiq People & Projects also provided medical and security support to media organisations, including the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, on high-risk assignments in dangerous locations around the world. “The principles of security and emergency response remain constant across the board – the same disciplines we apply to protecting journalists in the field, equally apply to mine sites we protect in West Africa.
“As the mining sector becomes increasingly reliant on temporary staff – an increase of 20% since last year – employees become even more susceptible to operational dangers. An accidental injury at a mine site in West Africa can have tragic consequences simply because the local infrastructure does not exist to deliver an emergency response. With Dynamiq on site, security and emergency medical solutions are on hand 24/7 in the event of a crisis situation, which is managed and coordinated from our state-of-the-art Emergency Operations Centre at our headquarters in Sydney, Australia.
“It is this local expertise and responsiveness that meant when the Sundance Resources aviation tragedy occurred earlier this year, Dynamiq was able to locate the aircraft wreckage and repatriate the deceased executives from deep in the Congolese jungle within days,” he said.
Dynamiq People & Projects turnkey solutions commonly include:
- Planning, security and logistics coordination
- Liaison with local medical and security providers
- Provision of emergency response and first aid training
- Provision of security checks and compliance checks
- Management of fire and security detection and monitoring systems
- Pre-deployment medical, security briefings and plans for overseas operations
- Training of locally-engaged staff
- Evacuation planning and execution
- Intelligence reporting and briefing on assignment