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Health and safety

Stepping up safety in times of crisis

By: Natasha Odendaal     22nd May 2020 A safety and health culture should be an enabler for all employees and stakeholders across any operation to live safely, says construction materials supplier AfriSam Group subsidiary Tanga Cement Company MD Reinhardt Swart. “We should enable our people to live the safety culture,” he tells... 

Safer breathalyser testing developed amid pandemic

By: Halima Frost     22nd May 2020 Increased concerns over the spread of Covid-19 have spurred medical equipment supplier ALCO-Safe to develop a safer way in which to conduct breathalyser tests on workers in heavy industrial sectors. “Workers and security personnel are at risk as testing must be conducted in close proximity,” says... 

Safer breathalyser testing  developed amid pandemic
BIG BLOW Covid-19 has caused enough problems, mining should not need to worry about testing as well

Covid-19 response built on successful holistic approach

By: Nadine James     22nd May 2020 The De Beers Group’s ‘Put Safety First as our Number One Value’ way of work – driven by management and mainstreamed into the operations – has led to numerous successes in terms of the holistic health and safety of its employees, and now forms the basis of its Covid-19 response, says  De Beers... 

Covid-19 response  built on successful holistic approach
URISHANIE GOVENDER De Beers developed action plans per country of operation, with preventive protocols as well as emergency response plans and restart procedures

PDS provider ready to implement Level 9 systems

By: Nadine James     22nd May 2020 South African-based equipment supplier Booyco Electronics is well advanced in testing its proximity detection systems (PDS) to comply with Level 9 safety standards – despite the fact that, while the Mine Health and Safety Act regulations pertaining to Level 9 implementation have been promulgated,... 

PDS provider ready  to implement  Level 9 systems
EARLY WARNING SYSTEM Booyco Electronics' control unit provides audio and visual displays

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