The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is the military organisation responsible for the defence of the Australia and its national interests. It consists of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Australian Army, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and several "tri-service" units. The ADF has a strength of just over 85,000 full-time personnel and active reservists and is supported by the Department of Defence and several other civilian agencies. Although the ADF's 58,206 full-time active-duty personnel and 29,560 active reservists make it the largest military in Oceania, it is smaller than most Asian military forces. Nonetheless, the ADF is supported by a significant budget by worldwide standards and can deploy forces in multiple locations outside Australia.
Below are some of the problems within major defence forces in the world when it comes to workplace safety:
- Overexertion injuries is the number one reason for discharge from the Military
- Heat injury increased by 18% in the US Army 2018
- Critical heat injury accidents during training sessions in ADF. Learn More
- Increase in Covid-19 Infections
- Real-time tactical physical readiness status is not available to leaders