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Principal - Matthew Dando             DSCF0009_10.jpg

Matt Dando established MD-SAFETY in 2005 with over 20 years specialist experience in emergency, disaster and safety management and is well known as a high level subject expert in both the theoretical and practical aspects of these areas. Since its inception MD-SAFETY has been warmly received by both public and private organisations who are striving for safer and more efficient workplaces.

Matt’s prior work experience includes the Australian Plague Locust Commission, CSIRO Bush Fire Research Unit as well as the Victorian Country Fire Authority and the NSW Rural Fire Service. Matt has a Diploma of Agricultural Science, Advanced Diploma of Emergency Management, Diploma of Fire-fighting Management, Diploma of OHS and a Diploma in Training and Assessment. He is also a registered WorkCover NSW trainer.
Matt has been recognised as a job subject expert in emergency operational and fire aviation management.

Associate – Ben Forner

Ben Forner from Platinum safety and training frequently assists MD-SAFETY in providing training and operational services where larger groups require a more individual focused provision of quality. Ben is an experienced firefighter and has specialist skills in rescue and emergency operations.

Associate – Mike Wright (Wrighteye Industries -

Mike has extensive experience in environmental and chemical management. His qualifications include Ba. App Sci. Environmental Science, Cert IV TAE, Cert IV Project Management in additional to considerable  experience in managing resource and training programs in private and government organisations. He was previously NSW DPI National Program Coordinator for the Chemical Accreditation program "SMARTtrain". Mike now operates a business with his son, Simon, operating Remotely Operated Vehicles undertaking inspection and maintenance services in fresh and marine waters in addition to his other environmental and training management activities.

Associate – Chris Ainsworth 

Chris specializes in curriculum and program development, particularly in the emergency management arena; he also has extensive experience in systems compliance and audit. Chris has considerable expertise in competency ba sed assessment and training package development and implementation. His qualifications include an MBA, Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) as well as numerous other qualifications in business and emergency management.

Other Associates

In addition to the core team MD-SAFETY also has strategic links to a wide range of business specialists  and trainers and can provide a “one-stop-shop” approach to all safety management needs.

Client References

Since the establishment of MD-SAFETY Matt and the team have developed a comprehensive list of clients including:

AgReserves Australia

Casella Family Brands

Snowy Hydro


McWilliams Wines

Murray Irrigation

Murrumbidgee Irrigation

Coleambally Irrigation

Visy Pulp and Paper 

Melbourne Water
Water For Rivers
Wodonga City Council (Victoria)
Leeton Shire Council
Griffith City Council

Franklins Supermarkets

NSW Dept of Primary Industries
NSW Police Service
North-East Water (Victoria)

Riverina Community College
Sparke Helmore Lawyers
Sporting Spectrum
Hi Marq Engineering

Warakirri Investments

Flavourtech Pty Ltd

These and other clients are happy to provide service delivery testimonials upon appointment.