Who We Are

CAPACITY Building Emergency Management was established in early 2012 by Managing Consultant Russell Boon and has grown into a market leading emergency management services provider. We support large multinational clients, government agencies, leading Australian firms and significant facilities and infrastructure by delivering comprehensive emergency management practices adapted to our client’s requirements and capabilities.

We are a bespoke consultancy based in Melbourne Australia, helping employers and facilities with their regulatory and AS3745 compliance. We, perhaps like you, are tired of the outdated fire and evacuation rhetoric that many in our industry still rely upon to scare prospective clients into using their services. So we have taken to doing things very differently. Firstly, we recognise the diverse range of threats that face business and industry nowadays. Therefore, we work with you to identify your particular operational circumstances and the threats specific to your Organisation or your location and in doing so, develop plans and procedures that lend themselves, not just to your capabilities for an immediate response, but are integrated with your business continuity and crisis management plans also.

Our approach has helped many organisations take charge of the threats they face and lifted their performance capability to a level that they feel confident and assured they can respond, survive and even thrive from adversity.

Our Core Values

  • We do this whilst upholding commonly accepted business principles.
  • We believe that honesty and integrity is fundamental to a viable client relationship and expect our clients to reflect this towards us also.
  • We do not engage in corruption in any form, including extortion and bribery.
  • We support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and ensure that we are not complicit in human rights abuses including all forms of forced and compulsory labour.
  • We support legal freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining and support the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
  • We take a precautionary approach to environmental challenges and undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility including encouraging the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

– Russell Boon. Managing Director

Capacity Resilience Model

It takes commitment to reach a comprehensive level of resilience (arguably 10x more resilient than doing and having nothing in place). However, that investment creates a building or organisation that can capably defend itself from adversity on all fronts.

Multi-Disciplinary Exercises
Emergency Exercise
Emergency Training
Appoint Emergency Personnel
Emergency Planning
Signs, diagrams & equipment
Warning System
You are at Risk

Environmental statement

There’s one emergency that we at CAPACITY have been tackling since we started. And we’re not giving up anytime soon.

Climate change is undeniable. Earth’s resources won’t last forever.

CAPACITY Building Emergency Management is committed to leading our industry in minimising the impact of our activities on the environment.

Key points of our strategy to achieve this include:

  • Minimising waste by evaluating operations and ensuring they are as efficient as possible
  • We do not issue printed flyers and educational materials during our training sessions. Instead, all materials are available in e-format ensuring that only those people that want a hard-copy, print one.
  • Minimise toxic emissions through the selection and use of our fleet vehicles and the source of our power requirements
  • Actively promoting recycling both internally and amongst our clients and suppliers
  • Sourcing and promoting a product range to minimise our environmental impact
  • Meeting or exceeding all the environmental legislation that relates to our Company
  • Recycling, re-using and reducing consumables where possible

Past and present clients