Africa Safety Audit in the Mining Industry (Mines2008)

Venue: The Castle Kyalami,

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Event Date/Time: Feb 26, 2008 End Date/Time: Feb 27, 2008
Registration Date: Feb 15, 2008
Early Registration Date: Dec 20, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 15, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Jan 15, 2010
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South Africa's Department of Minerals and Energy (DME) released some details on the safety audit that it would conduct across the country's mines. It said that it had developed audit protocols that would address its scope, resource requirement, and consolidate the outcome of the audit.
President Thabo Mbeki ordered the audit in October 2007, after 3 200 workers were trapped underground at Harmony Gold's Elandsrand mine, when a falling pipe damaged shaft infrastructure.
The DME said that the audit would comprise two streams - a legal audit and a technical audit of certain installations and practices at mines. The outcome of these audits will together give indication of the extent to which mines comply with health and safety requirements, and will also help mines develop programs of action to improve their health and safety.
The aim for this summit would be to step outside the parameters and deliver a pool of expertise and experience that is guaranteed to help mining companies in their quest for a total safety culture.
Africa Safety Audit in Mining Industry Summit 2008 is designed to be different by researching the real ‘need to knows’ on behavioral safety, safety policy, mine design, maintenance and risk management. The objective of this summit is to highlight the seriousness with which safety needs to be taken.
Collect new strategies, research outcomes and expert insights on:
o Promoting safety behaviour and safety leadership
o New legislative regimes and how they affect your operations
o Improving risk assessments through risk management tools
o Fatigue management and effective rostering practices
o Occupational Health & safety policy and management

The way forward in the quest for excellence in mine safety is to share our safety knowledge and expertise.


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