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Health and Safety

Defence acquisition agency supports police procurement efforts

By: Keith Campbell     3rd March 2006 South African defence acquisition, disposal, and research-and-development agency Armscor also plays a key role in supporting the acquisition of key specialised equipment for the South African Police Service (SAPS). 

No more damage from falling conveyor counterweights

By: Mariaan Webb     3rd February 2006 East Rand-based engineering-solutions company Horne has recently introduced a new ?conveyor-belt tension-take-up counter-weight arresting device to the local materials-handling and conveying industry. 

Solidarity 'satisfied' with of Sasol blast inquiry

1st February 2006 Trade union Solidarity yesterday expressed satisfaction with the progress made with the Sasol Secunda explosion investigation. 

Key business sectors hit hard by scourge

By: Nicola Mawson     9th December 2005 The HIV/Aids pandemic has severely hit sectors such as mining, manufacturing and transport and storage. 

Safety-training innovation

By: peter cromberge     2nd December 2005 A local company has teamed up with an American-based organisation to introduce customisable health and safety e-learning courses to local companies. 

Manufacturer's investment bears fruit

By: Irma Venter     2nd December 2005 Vehicle manufacturer Off-road Truck & Trailer (OTT) has secured a contract to supply local security group SBV with a number of cash-transit trucks. This is in addition to 16 armoured vehicles, in a variety of configurations, on order by the United Nations for service in strife-torn Sudan. 

World Bank aprroves $20m for Ghana Aids fight

17th November 2005 The World Bank Board of Executive Directors yesterday approved an International Development Association (IDA) credit of $20-million to assist the government of Ghana in the fight against HIV/Aids. 

New asbestos regulations out for public comment

By: Irma Venter     11th November 2005 The Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism has published new asbestos regulations for public comment. 

Doing business in hostile territory

By: peter cromberge     11th November 2005 Solution offers advisory service and rapid response 

Company eyes 2010 World Cup stadium-security contracts

By: Jade Davenport     4th November 2005 Corporate security solutions, which are designed to add value to business through the derivation of security intelligence, are rapidly becoming an essential element of business processes, which is evidenced by the fact that the industry is expanding at a rate of approximately 10% a year. 

Crime busters

By: Jade Davenport     4th November 2005 Five initiatives launched to reduce lawlessness 

Outsourcing security is the way to go

4th November 2005 Success in public facility or large commercial and industrial security systems boils down to a combination of high-technology digital CCTV video-surveillance systems designed on a total solution platform with outsourcing of the system management and auxiliary resources. 

Automated system improves home security

4th November 2005 Leading manufacturer of electrical accessories and cable-management systems Legrand has a new innovative automated system, which controls electrical functions to improve home security, without anyone even having to be on the property. 

Pump helps to prevent diseases in Africa

7th October 2005 A new-generation dosing pump is playing a key role in alleviating waterborne diseases in rural Africa. 

Safety light barriers are the answer

23rd September 2005 Multisided machine safeguarding using safety light barriers with deflecting mirrors ensures the best protection of personnel while still facilitating unhindered accessibility. 

Safety booklet is revised

23rd September 2005 A revised version of guidance designed to help employers who supply and use personal protective equipment (PPE) at work meet their duties under the law has been published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). 

Safety a key aspect in any electrical installation

23rd September 2005 Legrand’s extensive range of Mosaic electrical controls has been designed for high safety, efficiency and flexibility, as well as easy installation in any application, including original installations, extensions and modifications. 

Products to cover any safety need

By: thamashni naidoo     23rd September 2005 The health and safety issue facing many industries is a growing concern for most developed and developing countries. 

Safety giant leading the way in personal protective equipment

By: thamashni naidoo     23rd September 2005 One of the key goals of employee safety is the provision of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). 

New software package manages risks

By: thamashni naidoo     23rd September 2005 IRM.Net, a highly-effective tool used for risk-management across all disciplines of the engineering and mining sectors, including strategic, tactical and operational levels, is a new development by the GMSI business unit of GijimaAst. 

NGO puts the spotlight on workplace safety

By: thamashni naidoo     23rd September 2005 There are several problems facing the health and safety in all sectors of the industry. 

Eskom continues safety education drive

22nd September 2005 Power utility Eskom said yesterday that it has invested over R45-million over the last five years in an ongoing public awareness and education programmes, in a bid to address the dangers of the unsafe use of electricity, and to stop the illegal and dangerous make-shift electrical connections... 

Protection equipment keeps workers safe

16th September 2005 Bellambie Mining & Industrial’s range of personal protection equipment includes a retractable ?fall-arrester block and travelling lifeline system, designed to offer the best protection to workers at heights. 

Fall prevention is better than cure

16th September 2005 Local company Fall Prevention Technologies provides products, services and training to the height safety industry and has recently added ARRESTA Ropes to its product range. 

Sasol remembers victims

2nd September 2005 Petrochemicals firm Sasol said yesterday that it would fly its company flags at half-mast at all South African operations and would observe a minute of silence to remember the loss of ten lives in an explosion at the ethylene plant in Secunda on September 1 last year. 

Increasing SA's safety standards

By: sarah-leigh paul     2nd September 2005 Over the last few years, South African industries have begun to wake up to the importance and necessity of safety equipment in the work place. 

New pocket-sized hoist secures loads during transportation

26th August 2005 Specialists in lifting and pulling equipment, Bellambie Mining & Industrial is the exclusive distributor in Southern Africa of Kito lever hoists, chain blocks and electric chain hoists, ideally suited for lifting loads onto trucks, trailers and bakkies and ensuring they are safely secured during... 

Car manufacturer puts van safety first

By: Mariaan Webb     26th August 2005 The world in which vans perform is changing constantly and, today, vans require the kind of performance that only a few years ago would have been reserved for powerful mid-sized passenger cars. 

Contractors to get new safety manual

By: Mariaan Webb     12th August 2005 The need to adopt and implement safety regulations on construction sites, to create a safe work environment through training of workers to practise safe work habits, are becoming more important in the South African construction industry. 

New Gauteng hospital on the cards - MEC

28th July 2005 Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa has announced a comprehensive plan to improve health services in Ekurhuleni. 

It's like DNA for your car

By: Irma Venter     8th July 2005 As fast as any new vehicle-theft deterrent enters the market, criminals are are hard at work, hacking its defences. 

Examining the real cost of virtual crime

By: Irma Venter     27th June 2005 As humankind expanded its existence into a virtual, almost parallel, universe, where electronic versions of ourselves bank, trade and communicate, it was inevitable that those with sinister intentions would follow. 

Virtual crimes have very real impact

By: Irma Venter     24th June 2005 As humankind expanded its existence into a virtual, almost parallel, universe, where electronic versions of ourselves bank, trade and communicate, it was inevitable that those withsinister intentions would follow. 

Welding screens ensure worker safety

17th June 2005 With greater significance being placed on safety in the workplace, more companies are looking for ways to protect personnel against the harsh ultraviolet (uv) light and dangerous uv radiation, which occurs during the welding process. 

Products to keep welders safe and healthy

By: Jade Davenport     17th June 2005 Health and safety has become a key concern in the South African mining, petrochemical and manufacturing industries in recent years and, in particular, the health and safety of welders in these key sectors has recently received more attention as welding represents a significant percentage of... 

Gauteng prepares R17bn infrastructure roll-out

By: elizabeth rebelo     10th June 2005 South Africa’s wealthiest province Gauteng believes public investment in infrastructure will be a key contributor to economic growth, job creation and in improving social conditions as well as to bridging the gap between South Africa’s first and second economies. 

New year bodes well for marine company

10th June 2005 Only six months into the year and already DCD-Dorbyl Marine has successfully completed several ship-repair projects, which include extensive fabrications and seven main ship-repair projects. 

Specialised services are in great demand

10th June 2005 An upturn of activity in the Southern African offshore oil and gas industry has increased demand for specialised offshore services that are essential to the overall safety and integrity of operations. 

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