SHEQ Management on 06/22/2018

Harvesting icebergs to save the Mother City

Harvesting icebergs was one of the solutions offered to assist with the water shortages in Cape Town. At the African Utility Week Conference, held in the Mother City in May, Peter Flower, director of water and sanitation in the City of Cape Town, told delegates that the City still needs to reduce water consumption (to 450-million litres per day) to keep Day Zero at bay. With the current usage (of 500-million litres per day) the situation remains dire.

SHEQ Management on 06/22/2018

Maximum production, minimal injuries

Production output in the mining industry is predicated on the smooth functioning of machines, processes and people. Back-to-back shifts are needed to realise full production potential – but it only takes one incident to jeopardise the entire system.

SHEQ Management on 04/24/2018

Magic eight for A-OSH

For eight years the annual A-OSH Expo has provided a platform for knowledge exchange and relationship building, as well as for the sharing of information on the latest thinking, products, trends and legislation within the occupational health and safety (OHS) sphere.

SHEQ Management on 04/24/2018

VW gasses out coal

Did you know that the Volkswagen Group owns a power plant at each of its two production plants in Wolfsburg, Germany? They provide most of the power consumed at these plants – as well as five others in Germany – and generate heat for the plants and the city of Wolfsburg

SHEQ Management on 04/24/2018

Water and oil do not mix

According to the Recycling Oil Saves the Environment (ROSE) Foundation, used oil contains harmful compounds and carcinogens that can easily contaminate the environment, especially if thrown down drains, into landfills, or onto the ground where it leaches into the water table.

SHEQ Management on 03/07/2018

Self-service bulk ATM to eliminate paperwork and reconciliation

Cash Connect has officially launched the bulk deposit acceptor (BDA) device. The compact under-counter cash deposit system allows bulk note and coin deposits to be processed quickly and easily. The device has been tested countrywide and is now live.

SHEQ Management on 03/07/2018

Sanitech increases pest control services

In October 2017, Pristine Health Services sold its Gauteng-based hygiene and pest-control services to Sanitech. The purchase has given Sanitech greater presence in the pest-control market, and the company is now able to offer an additional service to its current clients.

SHEQ Management on 12/01/2017

Robben Island converts to solar energy

Robben Island has an energy-usage profile that comprises residential needs, desalination, the harbour and offices. In total, the island uses almost two million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity annually. Up to half of this requirement will now be fulfilled by the installation of a solar photovoltaic (PV) project.

SHEQ Management on 12/01/2017

Safely lockout pipes

Brady Corporation offers a new pipe blind lockout solution that can be applied to the widest range of pipes. By easily and temporarily locking pipe blinds in place, companies can improve safety by preventing the release of gas, steam and hazardous liquids during ongoing pipe maintenance.

SHEQ Management on 12/01/2017

Bureau Veritas brings food testing to the Cape

Bureau Veritas recently unveiled its technologically innovative, state-of-the-art microbiological laboratory in Cape Town. Designed and engineered to focus primarily on the fast-growing food and agricultural sectors in the Western Cape, the M&L Laboratory is an extension of the company’s Johannesburg laboratory.

SHEQ Management on 12/01/2017

Uvex sponsors special learner

Uvex South Africa and the Rainer Winter Foundation are making a difference in the lives of two hearing-impaired children at the Eduplex School in Pretoria.

Mariska Morris on 11/28/2017

Food transport whipped into shape

Maintaining the quality of products is essential in the transportation of food, especially with the introduction of the new Notice R364 draft regulation. MARISKA MORRIS reports

SHEQ Management on 10/06/2017

Boosting community health

Non-profit company Unjani Clinics has been given a boost thanks to some new advanced refrigerators, which do not rely on electricity, to ensure that medicines and vaccines are properly stored and their efficacy maintained.

SHEQ Management on 10/06/2017

Losing no water in the wash

A Cape Town-based company is doing its bit to help with the harsh reality of drought and water restrictions. On October 1 it launched a laundry washing process that does not make use of municipal water supply.

SHEQ Management on 10/06/2017

Safety assistance system warns of dirty bombs

The threat of terrorism in Europe has been on the rise in recent years, with experts, politicians and security agencies particularly worried that terrorists might make use of “dirty bombs”, where radioactive material is mixed into conventional explosives so that it is scattered by a subsequent explosion.

SHEQ Management on 08/08/2017

A+A = everything health and safety, under one roof!

Trade visitors from all over the world will meet for the A+A International Trade Fair and Congress in Düsseldorf, Germany, between October 17 and 20. SHEQ Management visited the fair in 2015 and, if that show was anything to go by, we expect A+A 2017 to be even bigger and better.

SHEQ Management on 03/29/2017

Measuring personal noise exposure made easier

Cirrus Research and Runrite Electronics are introducing the new doseBadge5 Noise Dosimeter to the South African market. It is sold exclusively by Runrite and has been developed from the popular doseBadge Noise Dosimeter, of which over 20 000 units have been sold worldwide.

SHEQ Management on 03/29/2017

Demarcation Regulations: What do they mean for your healthcare planning?

In December last year the National Treasury promulgated the latest version of the Demarcation Regulations (DR) in Parliament, for implementation on April 1. Although the regulations will have become effective on that date, existing health insurance products will need to comply with the regulations only by January 1, 2018.

SHEQ Management on 02/14/2017

Build your brand at Securex 2017

Securex 2017, Africa’s largest security and fire exhibition, returns to Gauteng on May 30 and runs to June 1. Hosted at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, it offers a platform from which products are launched to receptive target audiences. Joshua Low, Securex event director, says customers are keen to acquire information on best practice and seek out accessible ways to contact suppliers.

SHEQ Management on 02/14/2017

Fight or flight: dealing with bird flu

The avian influenza (H5N1), dubbed bird flu, has caused some panic in the European Union with 14 countries affected by the highly infectious strain. The disease has led to the slaughter of 63 000 broiler hens in Denmark, with countries such as Germany, France and the United Kingdom (UK) also affected. More worryingly, this particular strain also infects people.

SHEQ Management on 12/01/2016

Volvo reduces work-related injuries for bus drivers

Spending many hours behind the wheel every day, bus drivers often suffer strain in the shoulders, neck and arms. In order to reduce the risk of work-related injuries, last year Volvo Buses introduced Volvo Dynamic Steering (VDS), which makes manoeuvring a bus considerably easier.

SHEQ Management on 12/01/2016

Rio-Carb achieves ISO 9001

Rio-Carb has achieved ISO 9001:2008 Quality Assurance accreditation as part of an ongoing process to promote best practice within its operations. The company manufactures wear-resistant chromium carbide-clad liner plates for heavy materials-handling applications in the mining and allied resources industries.

SHEQ Management on 12/01/2016

CDE saves 90 percent of waste water

With its global headquarters in Northern Ireland and the establishment of CDE South Africa, CDE Global has the world’s largest campus dedicated to the wet processing of materials in the sand and aggregates, mining, waste recycling, industrial sands and environmental sectors.