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Safety, Health and Environment Management System

This serves to confirm that Umholi make use of OSHREC (PTY) LTD T/A SAMREC as a consulting Company  for the implementation, upgrading and ongoing compliance with a Safety, Health and Environmental Management System. The system implemented ensures compliance with the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act- 85 of 1993 & Mine Health Safety Act 29 of 1996.

ELEMENT

1. CONTRACTOR COMPLIANCE

Umholi works onsite at various companies and compliance to various company standards is of utmost importance. In order to ensure contractor compliance the following aspects are implemented at such companies:

  • WCA – COID Act Registration certificate is issued to the company
  • A detailed tool, equipment, material list is issued to the company

2. PREMISES AND HOUSEKEEPING

  • Building and Floors
  • Lightning: Natural and Artificial
  • Ventilation: Natural and Artificial
  • Sanitation: Plant Hygiene amenities for personal hygiene
  • Pollution risk control
  • Aisles, storage and keep accessible areas demarcated/sign-posted
  • Good stacking and storage practices
  • Factory and Yard: Tidy
  • Waste management
  • Colour coding: Plant equipment and pipelines
  • Resources conservation

3. MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL AND PERSONAL SAFEGUARDING

  • Plant and Equipment maintenance
  • Lock-out system
  • Labeling of electrical switch-gear and critical valves
  • Ladders, elevated platforms, stairs and scaffolding
  • Lifting machines and lifting tackle
  • Boilers, pressure vessels and compressed gas cylinders
  • Hazardous chemical substances (HCS) control
  • Motorised Equipment: Checklist, licensing
  • Portable electrical equipment
  • Earth leakage 0000 (E/L) relays: Use and check
  • General electric installations and electrical machinery in hazardous locations
  • Hand-Tools: e.g. hammers, chisels etc.
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Hearing conservation
  • Notices and signs: Electrical, mechanical, protective equipment, traffic signs and symbolic safety signs.

4. MANAGEMENT OF FIRE AND OTHER EMERGENCY RISKS

  • Management of Fire risk
  • Fire emergency equipment accessible and visible
  • Maintenance of fire protection equipment
  • Storage of flammable/chemical and explosive material
  • Fire fighting drill and instruction
  • Security system
  • Emergency planning

5. INCIDENT RECORDING AND INVESTIGATIONS

  • SHE incident records
  • Internal incident investigation
  • Statistics
  • Incidents recall

6. ORGANISATIONAL MANAGEMENT

  • SHE policy
  • The risk impact assessment
  • Legal requirements and / or standards
  • SHE objectives and targets
  • SHE plan
  • System review
  • Responsibility of Chief Executive Officer
  • Appointments
  • SHE Representatives
  • Committees
  • Communication
  • First Aider and Occupational Health service facilities
  • First Aider Training
  • Awareness and promotion
  • Annual report
  • Training
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Inspection and action
  • Bi-annual self-audits
  • Design specification: Manufacturing, purchasing and engineering control – new plant and modifications
  • Contractor and contracts control
  • Written safe working procedure: Issued and used
  • Planned job observation
  • Work permits

7. OSHREC (PTY) LTD will also assist UMHOLI with the following services:

  • Safety, Health and Environmental training of all employees (Approved with the HWSETA)
  • ISO 9001 : 2000, ISO 14001 : 2004 and OHSAS 18001 Certified
  • Hazard Identification Risk Assessment of site (if need be)
  • Site inspections (if need be)
  • Investigation of all incidents (if need be)
  • Identify and appoint applicable staff in respect of Legal appointments

Management and Staff at Umholi always follow a strict safety policy to ensure the safety of our employees and our customers.


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