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SAMTRAC for mining

Course description

On completion of this course, the successful learner will be able to develop and implement an HSE management system in accordance with the requirements of CMB001.

Formative Assessment

  • Various activities will be completed during class as well as for homework

Summative Assessment

  • Written assessment to be done at the end of the course. Learners must achieve a minimum of 65%

Course outline

  • Prominent safety issues, as relate to the mining industry, including South Africa’s legislative framework, liability, the Mine Health and Safety Act (MHSA), Department of Minerals and Energy (DME) guidelines, and the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA)
  • Technical safety management, occupational health and safety management and SHEQ management systems
  • Risk management as a process and different risk-control measures
  • Evaluating different incident-prevention theories
  • Motivating the use of HSE management systems to prevent incidents in the workplace
  • Advising on different legislative requirements with regard to health, safety and the environment
  • Evaluating the management of different technical aspects as part of the HSE management system
  • Assisting management with the implementation and maintenance of effective occupational health, safety and environmental programmes
  • Identifying relevant environmental acts, regulations and guidelines
  • Describing the impact of industrial operations on the environment
  • Writing risk-based standards for HSE management systems
  • Advising on implementation and measurement of standards
  • Co-ordinating the HSE management system to achieve constant improvement