FODC was established in July 2005 by communications specialist Michael McKeogh.
FODC Smart Solutions delivers expert fibre optic design, installation, termination and testing services, as well as a full range of electrical and communications solutions. We also offer innovative new products that improve the use of your installed infrastructure.
We work on high-profile and significant projects – and we’re also available for electrical and communications work of any size and scale.
Our track record includes major communications upgrades on the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Harbour Tunnel, the NBN roll-out, fibre optics installation and maintenance on many of Sydney’s motorways and tunnels, and Telstra projects. We also provide the communications backbone for major players in the Australian mining industry.
Our extensive client list includes WestConnex, Ventia, BHP Billiton, NSW Roads and Maritime Services, Transport for NSW, Vale Australia, Xstrata Coal, Leighton Contractors, NBN Co, Transurban, Transfield, Silcar Communications, Service Stream, Vocus, Visionstream, Alcatel Lucent and AAPT. FODC is pre-qualified by Local Government Procurement to deliver projects for local councils, and we’re on the NSW government IT Services Panel.
FODC operates from Bulli, near Wollongong, and our crews travel to projects all over Australia. You can view our capability statement here, and our Work Health and Safety Policy, our Quality Policy and our Environmental Management Policy along with our Objectives and Targets. We're proud winners of numerous national, state and regional awards - see more in the Awards section.
FODC AND THE COMMUNITY
Creating local jobs: We’ve grown from a small operation to a sizeable business that employs local fibre technicians, electricians, technical assistants, management and business support staff. Because we work in a skills-shortage sector, we have supported many of our staff through formal traineeships. Our workforce includes school-leaver and school-based trainees, university graduates and senior technicians.
Re-skilling mature aged workers: We’ve also employed a number of mature age workers with skills and qualifications in other trades – including plumbing and spray painting – and have re-skilled them as fibre technicians through a formal training program.
Training our workforce: We contribute to the knowledge base of our region by ensuring our staff are continually re-skilled through formal training days and on-the-job refresher courses. We have also undertaken a Work Area Management program, enabling all staff to take part in the re-design of our workshop for maximum productivity and efficiency.
Offering opportunities to long-term unemployed: Working with TAFE and the federal government, we ran the “Light at the end of the tunnel” program for a group of long-term unemployed people. We’ve now taken on graduates as trainees and technicians’ assistants.
Sponsoring community organisations: FODC has donated in both cash and kind to organisations including Woonona Surf Club, the “Highlights for Hope” appeal to raise awareness and funds for mental health, and the Arcadians Theatre Group.
Being an ambassador for the business community: As a winner of local, state and national awards, FODC is called on to represent the business community at networking functions and presentations. We are happy to support these initiatives as they benefit all businesses in the region
Contact us for all your communications and electrical needs