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By SafetyCulture Team   |  
December 2nd, 2021

In Your Court: Australian Open partners with SafetyCulture to enhance event operations

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Tennis Australia and the Australian Open score an operational advantage appointing homegrown success story SafetyCulture as their official Workplace Operations Partner

The world’s biggest sports and entertainment event in January, Australian Open, has appointed SafetyCulture as its official Workplace Operations Partner. Already a key operational partner for Tennis Australia, the multi-year partnership will see SafetyCulture’s technology expanded across the running of the AO – from training for ballkids, through to weather alerts and construction inspections. 

With the Australian Open hoping for crowds to return to a pre-pandemic level in 2022, SafetyCulture’s operations platform will bring a new, innovative approach to the day-to-day running of the Grand Slam and help deliver a high quality tournament experience.

SafetyCulture’s flagship products, iAuditor and EdApp, empower working teams to drive improvements in the workplace. The platform powers over 600 million checks per year, approximately 50,000 lessons per day and millions of corrective actions. The technology is currently used by over 28,000 organisations, ranging from Coles to the United Nations.

Darren Winterford, CEO of EdApp, the training arm of SafetyCulture said, “The Australian Open is Australia’s largest and most successful international sporting event, watched by over one billion people worldwide. It takes incredible teamwork and considered operations to pull off such a feat. As the official Workplace Operations Partner for the AO we’re ready to help Tennis Australia meet their AO2022 vision and reach even bigger goals.” 

Alex Hamilton, Tennis Australia Chief Event Officer said, “SafetyCulture has been in our corner for several years now, supporting our operations team behind-the-scenes of the Australian Open. Tennis Australia shares SafetyCulture’s passion for technology and innovation, so teaming up officially is a smart step that will positively impact our team and fans. Together we’re working towards a seamless, safe and enjoyable event for the public.”

Tennis Australia has used SafetyCulture’s technology for a wide range of operational activities since 2017 including inspecting seating, catering and other equipment, along with general safety checks. This has enabled staff to complete more than 1,500 inspections since late 2020.

Supporting TV shows to sporting codes 

SafetyCulture was recently awarded the Best Health and Safety Product in the 2020 SaaS Awards and has played a key role in getting live events, shows and sporting codes to reopen successfully across the world. In the past year, SafetyCulture has partnered with The Block, Brentford Football Club, the M-Sport Ford World Rally Team and Sydney Festival to advise and enhance operations.

To find out more about SafetyCulture’s involvement at Australian Open 2022 and its ongoing support of Australian tennis star, Thanasi Kokkinakis, visit: https://safetyculture.com/australian-open/ 

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