Updated Fire Safety Standard

The SABS has recently published a revised version of SANS 10139, Code of practice for design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and alarm systems in non-domestic premises which brings South Africa in line with fire safety standards similar to those in the United Kingdom and Europe. The standard provides recommendations for the planning, […]

Aviation Monitoring Programme

Did you know that a dedicated aircraft testing programme is conducted by condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck, to reduce the risk of catastrophic engine failure, boost safety and reduce maintenance costs? WearCheck’s thriving aviation division analyses used aircraft oil and filters for wear particles, oil degradation and cleanliness of hydraulic fluids. The company’s experienced aircraft diagnosticians […]

Responding Quickly To Emergency Projects

Responding to a fire-damaged building is very different from responding to a bridge collapse. “It is impossible to train for the unknown – all we can do is to maintain our focus on safety, ensuring that all personnel are as prepared as they can be for any project which comes our way,” comments Jet Demolition […]

Effective Traffic Management Plans

According to Nico Pienaar of surface mining industry association Aspasa, the provisions require positive interventions, risk assessments and meticulous record-keeping in order to remain compliant. Smaller-scale surface mining operations with limited access to resources, or skills, may be particularly prone to underestimate requirements and should therefore work with the association to become compliant.Nico points out that […]

Enhancing Safety in Manufacturing Facilities

Wim Dessing, sales executive of Apex Strip Curtains & Doors, says that accidents can occur at internal entry and exit points as well as at points of transition between various sections in a manufacturing or storage facility. By ensuring that visibility is maximised, the risks associated with the movement of vehicular traffic can be substantially […]