Rand-Air, a leader in the rental of oil-free compressors and generators recently obtained 98% in the annual safety, health and environmental (SHE) audit at Kumba Iron Ore’s Sishen mine in Kathu, Northern Cape. The nature of large-scale industrial and mining operations positions the people and environment in close proximity of these operations at risk. It is for this reason that stringent health, safety and environmental standards need to be implemented and maintained.
Kumba are a leading supplier of high-quality iron ore to the global steel industry and are committed to exceeding regulatory compliance and achieving an impeccable health and safety record. “Kumba enforces that all suppliers and contractors fulfill strict health and safety criteria,” explains Rand-Air’s SHEQ Manager, Bongani Thobelo.
Rand-Air has been on-site at Kumba’s Sishen mine since 2010 with their current contract extending well into 2016. The QAX20 lighting towers that Rand-Air supplies to the Sishen mine are utilised throughout the mine in their mining and dumping operations. The audit which is governed by the Kumba Iron Ore SHEQ policy was conducted by their team of safety officers and was a twofold process. The inspection of the machines on site was followed by a review of Rand-Air’s SHE files and appointments.
“At Rand-Air we are extremely conscious about health, safety and the environment. We have adopted an ongoing policy of compliance with the highest local and international SHE rules and regulations. It is our aim to constantly strive towards a 100% audit,” Thobelo concludes.