Complacency is the Enemy of Safety 

An alarming drop in company leaders participating in health and safety related activities has been noted by surface mining industry association, ASPASA, which it sees as a significant threat to miners’ wellbeing. In every mine the senior leader of each unit and the company’s directors are ultimately responsible for providing the leadership, systems and processes […]

Enhancing safety with curtains

Enhancing safety with curtains

According to statistics, a significant number of forklift fatalities occur within manufacturing facilities. While driver education on the correct operation of forklift trucks is a primary goal in reducing this risk, other elements also come into play. Wim Dessing, sales executive of Apex Strip Curtains & Doors, says that accidents can occur at entry and […]

Going Nuclear with a Touch of Asbestos

Going Nuclear with a Touch of Asbestos

A critical aspect of the removal of industrial, chemical, and mining plants is dealing with any hazardous materials present on-site in a responsible and cost-effective manner, while complying with all applicable regulations.Jet Demolition has carried out such projects under extremely demanding conditions, including radioactive decontamination according to IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) and NNR (National […]

Effective FIRE suppression

Effective FIRE suppression

Sandvik Eclipse Fire Suppression Systems are contributing to an enviable fire safety record at the Ambatovy Nickel Mine in Madagascar, one of the biggest nickel mines in the world. With several mobile machines, as well as other risk areas protected by these systems, the mine has not lost plant equipment nor exposed onsite workers to […]

Improving road safety

Improving road safety

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) has launched a five-year pilot project to run a 44-pallet Performance-Based Standard (PBS) trailer between Bloemfontein and Upington. The launch took place at Gutsche Plant, in Hamilton, Bloemfontein. The PBS trailer is 27.9 metres long and can transport 44 pallets, compared with a conventional 30-pallet trailer. This truck is expected […]

From all Angles and Directions

From all Angles and Directions

A unique service whereby lifting machines and lifting tackle are examined and tested on-site, gives clients the assurance that they comply fully with all regulatory requirements, as well as ensuring the safety of all personnel. The newly-established Mandirk Lifting, is part of the Mandirk Group, a specialist supplier of engineering tools and equipment for Maintenance, […]

Keeping drivers safe

Keeping drivers safe

MiX Telematics will be providing an earthmoving equipment provider with a telematics solution to help improve the efficiency of their vehicles and the safety of their customers’ drivers. Operating across South Africa, the company needed 418 of its earthmoving vehicles to be fitted with a reputable telematics solution allowing their customers an accurate view of […]

Kill the vibration before it kills you

Kill the vibration before it kills you

A tamper-proof vibration-warning indicator paste that can improve safety and reduce inspection time across a number of industries is now available from Bearings International (BI). Applications for Dykem Cross-Check Torque Seal range from haul trucks to head gaskets in vehicles, gearboxes, and even conveyor belts. BI Product Manager Richard Lundgren explains, “When a piece of […]

Effective collision avoidance with PDS

Aspasa (Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of SA) is working with the Government to ensure its members understand and adhere to new requirements relating to proximity detection systems (PDS) for mobile machines in surface mining operations. New legislation promulgated by the Department of Mineral Resources requires mines to take steps within the next two years […]

Fall restraint key on mobile cranes

Fall restraint key on mobile cranes

With crane crews needing regular access to the top decks of mobile cranes, it is important for the industry to be constantly improving safety measures in line with the aim of zero harm, according to Cedric Froneman, Johnson Crane Hire’s executive for safety, health, environment and quality (SHEQ). “There are a range of protocols and […]