Safety Audit in Mining Conference & Exhibition

Venue: Birchwood Hotel

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Event Date/Time: Apr 02, 2009 End Date/Time: Apr 03, 2009
Registration Date: Apr 01, 2009
Early Registration Date: Feb 27, 2009
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Over 50 mines have been inspected under the legal component of the national safety audits, which began in December 2007. The nationwide audit across all mines in all sectors was initiated by former President Thabo Mbeki, after the alarming number of casualties in South African mines continued increasing. 199 miners were killed in South African mines in 2006 and the number escalated when over 200 in 2007. Still the nightmare of South Africa’s most important industry continues because the death toll stood just over 100 last year in 2008.

South African mines are seen as inherently unsafe. Government has taken a much tougher stance on facilities in the mining sector by imposing bigger penalties. However, all the stakeholders within the industry should double their efforts to ensure a step change improvement in health and safety, in order to achieve the agreed health and safety milestone by 2013.

This conference will provide an excellent platform for delegates to learn and discuss about the cardinally important issues on heath and safety in mining. Factors like the impact and the role of leadership on health and safety, risk assessment as the key to the development of a safety management system, steps in managing safety will be explored.


Additional Information

Early registration price: R6,400.00 + VAT R7,296.00 Regular registration price: R7,200.00 + VAT R8,208.00