A provider of onboarding, training and contractor management solutions throughout Southern Africa is making a difference at Exxaro’s GG6 Expansion project at the Grootegeluk coal mine in Limpopo, South Africa.
KBC Health & Safety has a long-standing relationship with Exxaro, with the latest contract involving classroom-based inductions at the Exxaro Grootegeluk Complex Marapong Training Centre. KBC also aids with permits for specialised services such as working at heights and lockout procedures, as well as site-specific inductions for all relevant contractors.
In addition, KBC Health & Safety has a permanent representative on-site at the mine to assist, for example, with competency certification for truck and crane operators. Comprehensive and timeous weekly and monthly reports are provided to allow Exxaro to keep track of all the training to ensure that ‘No Harm’ is maintained on the project, the company said.
Coordinating and managing the GG6 Expansion mega project onboarding process, which includes everything from medical examinations to safety inductions, as well as overseeing the core project team, is Contractor Co-Ordinator, Lord Steven Rogers (pictured).
Lord Rogers said: “With the expert assistance of KBC, we have achieved our deliverables. Their commitment to service delivery and high standards assisted the project in mitigating any possible risks.”
He added: “At the beginning we were a bit apprehensive as to exactly how KBC would interface with such a complex project, but with the quality of the service being provided and how effortlessly we worked as a team, we will recommend their service to other mega projects.”
Exxaro is a flagship client for KBC, notes Regional General Manager, Dries Loubser.
“The close relationship we have forged with GG6 Expansion project and the relationship with the Project Contractor Onboarding team is testament to our excellent staff and points to the significant value we can add to such an important project,” Loubser said
KBC’s business model adds direct value to corporate clients, contracting companies, individuals and communities by streamlining onboarding and improving legislative compliance by partnering with its clients to guarantee time savings and cost reductions, the company said.
KBC Health & Safety Marketing Specialist, Lara Clarke, said: “Our clients receive world-class training, with learning methodologies aimed at increasing knowledge retention and systems designed to put the power of compliance back into the control of our clients and their contractors. Our vision is to create a ‘No Harm’ culture for generations to come.”