SME receives Excellence Award from NOSA
NOSA, a global leader in safety, health and environmental (SHE) announced that SME KZN Richards Bay was the Winner in the NOSA Contractors System and awarded SME with an Excellence Award.
Well done to Charlie Maritz (Operations Manager) and Wayne Foord (Health and Safety Officer)
SME as the leading SABS 9001:2015 certified specialist in the field of lightning protection and earthing has always been committed to health and safety practices.
SME has an Environmental Policy and an Occupational Health and Safety Policy, to which all employees and management are committed to.
To provide complete solutions of the highest quality in terms of design and installation of Lightning and Earthing Protection Systems, while taking cognizance of the safety of our clients, our staff, and the environment.
SME strives to achieve the Health and Safety targets as set out by ourselves, as follows:
Zero deaths or Injuries causing permanent disability annually
A Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate < 5 achieved annually
A Lost Time Injury Severity Rate of < 60 achieved annually
These targets are revised annually in line with our ISO 9001 programme.
SME regards training of employees as a critical priority to develop knowledgable expertise by all employees. Employees are trained in a wide spectrum of skills including risk assessments, and also specific to the project site. SME employees on projects attend the clients' induction programmes before commencing work.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
SME employees share the vision of a safe working environment and always adhere to the set PPE guidelines:
All employees are issued with the relevant personal protective equipment.
wearing a hard hat on site for as long as there is a risk of head injury.
Other personal protective equipment, as identified in the applicable risk assessment, is used.
Construction Plant, Equipment and Vehicles
SME employees share the values of the business with their responsibility towards all company equipment.
Only competent persons are allowed to operate plant, equipment and vehicles.
All operators must be in possession of the relevant medical certificate.
Vehicles and mobile plant must be equipment with electrically operated acoustics.
Vehicles used to transport employees have seats that are firmly secured and must be adequate for the number of employees to be carried.
Vehicles are inspected on a weekly basis and serviced according to their maintenance plan.