SEVERAL companies and individuals from KwaZulu-Natal were among the winners at this year’s health and safety awards held by surface mining industry association, ASPASA.
Rather than a formal ceremony the association opted for a large-scale online meeting with all winners and stakeholders present to share in the achievements of recipients.
In line with previous years, the awards also proved the growing move towards establishing safer working environments and reflected a significant average score increase over the previous year.
According to independent auditor, Marius van Deventer, the overall audit scores of all ASPASA members audited during 2019 and the vast majority of participants increased their audit scores over the previous year.
“It seems unfair to single out only a few winners this time, but these are truly deserving winners in an industry-segment that is widely acknowledged as the best in the industry for HSE,” he said.
The ASPASA ISHE Audits of 2019 Award winners were:
- Top performer – Raumix Aggregates Crushco
- Top independent performer – Midmar Crushers
- Consistency in achieving Showplace status for 5 years or more:
Afrimat Harrismith (7 years); Afrisam Newcastle (12 years); Lafarge Stanger (5 years)
- Most improved operations
Afrimat Dingwell; Afrimat Palmiet; Afrimat Bethlehem
- Health and Safety Management Awards for outstanding commitment
Raumix Aggregates – Johann Pretorius; Lafarge – Elton Goosen; Lafarge – Peter Eddie; Afrimat – Brian Wevell; Afrimat – Steven Jansen van Vuuren
- Health and Safety Officer
Charity Mujuru – Raumix Aggregates Willows; Willem Msiza – Raumix Aggregates Alfa Sand; Manqoba Moyana – Lafarge Nelspruit; Laurencia Maphumelo – Midmar Crushers
- Operations Manager – Health and Safety
Anthony Bowen – Lafarge; Theo Pretorius – Lafarge
- Health and Safety Service Provider Excellence
Noshcon – Paul Chamen and Ronelle Affinand
Anashree Maharaj – Health and Safety Officer PPC and Marienky Lebudi – Health and Safety Officer PPC