KBC Health & Safety, in conjunction with De Beers, BMH Africa and Worley, is involved with a flagship housing project in Musina, Limpopo Province. The project is expected to stimulate further economic development in the area.
KBC worked closely with contractor BMH Africa from the inception of the project to determine the precise training needed for full scopes of work. From early on it was stipulated that undergoing a basic health and safety induction was a requirement for everyone involved, whether they are a General Worker or a Supervisor.
Due to this being a major construction project, KBC identified additional training interventions that were deemed essential. These were Working at Heights, Hand and Power Tools Handling and Scaffolding Erecting and Inspection.
The main aim of the KBC training is to impart safe working procedures to all workers, especially in terms of the latest international standards like ISO 45001. This means not only how to do the job properly, but how to do so as safely as possible.
“What is most exciting for us as a training solutions provider is the lasting legacy that our services have on the local community,” comments KBC Business Development Manager Sugan Munien. Not only is it important to ensure that KBC imparts much-needed skills to those most in need, but also that it lays the foundation for future success.
Ensuring that workers are able to return home safely every day is at the core of what KBC stands for and what it aims to achieve on each and every single project in which it is involved. This ‘ZERO HARM’ policy inculcates a culture of responsibility and accountability for health and safety.
KBC is also collaborating with BMH Africa on an extension of this initial project to take into account the varying skill levels of local community workers. “This means we will be able to cater for individuals with no work experience or qualifications; those who have passed a Trade Test but lack the relevant experience to be employed; and those with experience but no formal qualifications with which to underwrite their skills,” concludes Munien.