Healthcare management is vital to the success of greenfield and brownfield projects across Africa. For multinational corporations to meet their duty of care requirements, they must ensure that they provide their employees with access to professional and efficient emergency, rescue, medical and occupational health services. The truth is that these corporations often do not have the skills, knowledge or expertise to ensure the right medical services are in place and that the healthcare management solution is working efficiently. This is where ATA International Holdings takes centre stage. ATA International Holdings is the provider of choice for turnkey healthcare management solutions across the African continent. Below, we deep dive into why multinational corporations are turning to us to provide healthcare management solutions that are not only run for the short term but are there for life.
History of ATA International Holdings
ATA International’s story began in 2008 by Trevor Justus, the current director of the company. Trevor identified a unique need and opportunity to provide world-class medical and healthcare training. The aim was to equip medical staff with the Emergency Medicine Training skills needed to perform their jobs in any environment. This training gave these medical professionals the skills and training required to succeed in their chosen disciplines.
Over the years, ATA International has expanded its solutions to include several healthcare and medical services. This includes medical staffing and training, medical equipment and vehicle procurement and exportation, setting up remote clinics, and the implementation of occupational health services on remote project sites in Africa.
What sets ATA International apart is its footprint. ATA International has successfully delivered services to 36 African countries and continues to expand into new territories. Our team is also made up of industry experts with the in-field experience and knowledge required to create turnkey healthcare management solutions that specifically cater to the unique needs of our customers and are compliant with local legislation and regulations.
ATA International provides our clients with an unwavering commitment to excellence, continual professionalism, integrity, efficiency, passion and, most importantly, the successful implementation of medical services for remote project sites across Africa.
Our World-Class Medical Service Solutions
ATA International is passionate about providing world-class medical services and turnkey healthcare solutions for multinational corporations working across remote African project sites. You may be wondering why this is such an essential service. The answer lies in ensuring that these corporations meet their duty of care requirements and that employees have access to medical services in the case of an emergency, illness or injury. This has the following benefits for these corporations:
- Employee Health and Well-being – By providing medical services, you, as an employer, will be able to ensure the health and well-being of employees and minimise the risk of accidents, injuries, and illnesses.
- Emergency Response – These project sites are often situated in remote areas with little access to medical services, hospitals, and specialised care. By providing access to medical services on-site, you can ensure fast and efficient emergency and medical responses to any accidents, illnesses, or injuries.
- Occupational Health Monitoring – During the course of these projects, employees are often exposed to various occupational hazards, such as dust, chemicals, and physical strain. This is why employees need to have access to regular medical screenings. Health monitoring programs are also critical for identifying any potential health issues early and allow for preventative measures to be implemented efficiently.
- Community Healthcare – These projects can positively impact local communities as well. By offering on-site medical services, residents can benefit from access to healthcare services that may not have existed.
- Compliance and Regulations – Providing adequate medical services on construction sites or industrial projects is a legal requirement across many countries globally. Failing to meet these regulations can lead to significant penalties, project delays, and even imprisonment in some countries.
- Productivity and Reduced Downtime – It is no secret that healthy employees are more productive, and having medical services on-site can help reduce absenteeism for health-related reasons. This also minimises downtime caused by injuries or health emergencies as employees can access the medical care needed on-site.
- Reputation Building – By demonstrating a commitment to the health and well-being of employees and communities’ organisations can improve their reputation and create a positive company image. This can also assist with improving relations with local authorities, stakeholders, and potential investors.
- Risk Management – By having medical, rescue, emergency and occupational health services available, you can better mitigate the risks associated with potential health problems and ensure the project’s continuity and success.
Medical services are a critical component of remote projects across Africa as they prioritise employees’ health, support the local community, comply with regulations, enhance productivity, and contribute to the overall success and sustainability of the project. ATA International is uniquely positioned to assist in providing you with the specific siloed medical services you need for your unique project, as well as being able to offer complete turnkey healthcare management solutions that encompass all elements related to medical, rescue, emergency and occupational health-related services. The essential components of these services and solutions include the following:
- Occupational Health Strategies – Developing and implementing occupational health plans and strategies to assist employees in remaining healthy and mitigating health risks. This includes identifying employee health trends and possible injury or illness risks and implementing a targeted healthcare plan to reduce these risks.
- Construction of On-site Medical Facilities – The construction of temporary or semi-permanent medical facilities. This includes clinics, medical rooms, emergency casualty, ICU and theatre facilities. The type of facilities mainly constructed depends on the specific needs and requirements related to the project site.
- Medical and Rescue Equipment Procurement – The sourcing and procuring of medical and emergency equipment. This includes emergency medical equipment such as capital and disposable equipment, such as defibrillators, resuscitation equipment, ventilation equipment and surgical supplies, and equipment used to monitor a patient’s health, which is vital in the case of a severe illness. Rescue equipment is also essential to this and includes a wide range of equipment for various rescue scenarios such as hardware, harness, rope and web, anchor device system, patient transport, fire water pumps, grinders to open machinery, and auxiliary equipment. This also includes personal protective gear for medical and rescue staff, such as helmets, fire suits, breathing apparatus, etc.
- Medical Training – Ensuring that all medical personnel have the latest medical training needed to provide adequate care. Medical personnel must be trained in emergency and medical care using life-saving equipment. With proper medical rescue preparedness, injured employees can receive medical care promptly, and their chances of survival can increase significantly.
- Emergency Air Evacuation Services – Providing access to aeromedical helicopters for emergency air evacuation services, which provide a crucial lifeline for employees in remote locations, enabling them to access specialised treatment quickly in the case of a severe injury, illness, or accident.
- Emergency Vehicle Services – The sourcing and procurement of emergency vehicle services that play a critical role in disaster and rescue medical response, particularly in remote and hazardous locations where access to medical care is limited and where patients must be transported. These vehicles are equipped with essential medical equipment that can be lifesaving in the case of accidents, emergencies, injuries, and illnesses.
Healthcare Management that’s there for life.
From the above, it is clear that at ATA International, we can meet your unique healthcare management and medical service needs for any remote project site across Africa. Our motto is “Healthcare management that is there for life”, which is something we strive for. We work with our customers and are not just a service provider. We are a partner. Our goal is to implement healthcare management solutions and services that stand the test of time, tick all the boxes for compliance, exceed industry benchmarks and focus on ensuring zero harm comes to any employees on these project sites. We are not a fly-by-night provider. We are there for life.
Aidan Justus, Commercial Director, joined the ATA International Holdings team in March 2018 and has amassed 5 years of experience with the company. With a relentless drive for success, Aidan is responsible for developing and implementing strategic commercial initiatives, monitoring performance and building strong relationships with clients and stakeholders. In addition, Aidan actively supports and collaborates with senior management, leveraging his expertise and ambition to achieve organisational objectives. As a former sportsman turned ambitious businessman, Aidan Justus brings a unique blend of determination and business acumen to ATA International Holdings.