Engaging Emerging Organisations
The traditional owners of a particular area in Arnhemland in the Northern Territory own and operate a commercial operation which includes building construction and maintenance, civil works, a fruit plantation and propagation services, all conducted locally.
A multinational mining company with a corporate objective to increase indigenous involvement within their operations, required services that the local indigenous organisation was able to provide. However, the local organisation’s compliance to mandatory corporate OH&S standards could not be substantiated.
INTEGRATED IMPROVEMENT was engaged to develop and provide implementation support for an OH&S Management System that was compliant with Australian Standards and resource sector requirements to enable prequalification to be achieved and subsequently be able to tender for contracts.
INTEGRATED IMPROVEMENT investigated current practices and client requirements, developed an integrated OH&S Management System that complied with relevant Australian and resource sector client standards and was able to be implemented in the business where many employees use English as a second language. This also included continuous improvement reviews to ensure system sustainability.
Our client was able to present a compliant OH&S Management System to their client and was subsequently permitted on site and able to tender for future works.
Having access to a secure and local commercial market gives the organisation the capacity to forward plan manning levels and provides consistent income to and improves regional sustainability for the local indigenous people in Arnhemland.