Mining Courses

SHE management is one of the key challenges facing global mining firms in Africa and NOSA is best positioned to assist in mitigating this risk. With its global footprint NOSA is continually working towards innovative solutions to help mining companies succeed in an ever-changing business environment. Through NOSA’s extensive training we have a proven track record of reducing injuries and fatalities in the workplace.

  • Training Programmes: NOSA’s training programmes provide the necessary knowledge and skills to identify and manage SHE risks within the mining industry
  • Integrated Malaria Management: NOSA offers an integrated solution that helps combat and manage the disease and its consequences
  • NOSA Mine Management Training and Mentoring Programme: In addition to the other mining training programmes, this unique programme provides the opportunity to grow mining professionals through structured training and ongoing mentoring
  • Snake, Scorpion and Spider Risk Management: Mining companies often operate in environments where employees are exposed to snakes and other reptiles. Accordingly, it is important to ensure that staff are properly trained and equipped to deal with these risks. NOSA, in collaboration with Reptile Ventures, offers various training programmes for employees in the mining industry, including snake and reptile awareness, snake handling, and first aid and emergency procedures for snake bites

The Courses:

ASHEPP for Mining

ASHEPP for Mining

This course explains the duties of the employer and employee with regards to occupational health and safety in the mining workplace. It ensures understanding of the requirements that apply to persons entering the workplace and performing any duties therein, as well as the requirements for the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), housekeeping and emergency procedures.

DURATION: 2 Days
LICENSED: No
CREDITS: N/A
SAQA ID: N/A
NQF LEVEL: N/A
PREREQUISITES: None

COURSE OUTLINE

• Employer and employee duties, including SHE representatives, identifying and reporting hazards and risks
• General safety rules in the workplace, including consequences of alcohol and drug use, access control, use of motorised and mobile equipment, lockout procedures, and symbolic and other signage
• Use and application of PPE, including maintenance and storage, importance of wearing PPE, and limitations of use
• Good housekeeping practices, stacking and storage practices, demarcation and colour coding
• Emergency procedures including escape routes, assembly points, refuge bays, emergency communication, and planning a simulated emergency exercise

TARGET GROUPS

Supervisors, artisans and SHE reps

Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA) for Mining

Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA) for Mining

This practical course will provide learners with the necessary tools and skills to enable them to carry out hazard identification and risk assessments in the workplace. The aim of the course is to enable responsible and informed contributions to the health and safety effort in the workplace.

DURATION: 2 days
LICENSED: No
CREDITS: N/A
SAQA ID: N/A
NQF LEVEL: N/A
PREREQUISITES: None

COURSE OUTLINE

• Explain the HIRA process
• Explain the different types of HIRA in the workplace
• Select the appropriate HIRA method for different circumstances
• Describe and apply the techniques used in HIRA in the workplace
• Conduct a risk assessment using the HIRA methodology
• Identify applicable control measures

TARGET GROUPS

•  Management and supervisors
•  SHE practitioners and SHE representatives
•  Any person who is expected to carry out formal hazard identification and risk assessments

Incident Investigation at Mines

Incident Investigation at Mines

This course enables learners to conduct investigations into mining workplace incidents. The competency includes all the activities required to successfully conduct incident investigations and assessments.

DURATION: 3 days
LICENSED: No
CREDITS: N/A
SAQA ID: N/A
NQF LEVEL: N/A
PREREQUISITES: None

COURSE OUTLINE

The specified requirements pertaining to conducting an investigation into workplace incidents. These include the relevant standards, the extent of the investigation, identifying the relevant hazards and risks to be encountered during the investigation, and the purpose of conducting investigations
Preparing to gather data for the investigation. This includes verifying the purpose and extent of the investigation; verifying the persons, tools, equipment and material as fit and available for purpose; explaining the relevant hazard: and risk-control measures for workplace incident data gathering; and the consequences of not conforming to specified requirements in preparing for data gathering
Gathering and evaluating data. This includes gathering data according to the requirements for the intended type of investigation; determining the prevailing conditions at the scene of the incident; using accepted data gathering methods; evaluating gathered data; and identifying the causes of the incident
Performing post-investigation functions. These include reporting findings; recommendations and remedial action; dealing with identified sub-standard acts and conditions; evaluating and recording remedial actions; and explaining the consequences of non-compliance

TARGET GROUPS

Personnel appointed as incident investigators

Introduction to SAMTRAC for Mining

Introduction to SAMTRAC for Mining

On completion of this course the learner will have the ability to apply the techniques for hazard identification and risk assessment, as well as understand SHE management system requirements and procedures.

DURATION: 3 days
LICENSED: No
CREDITS: N/A
SAQA ID: N/A
NQF LEVEL: N/A
PREREQUISITES: None

COURSE OUTLINE

• Identifying and understanding SHE management-system procedures
• Developing SHE management-system procedures and work instructions
• Identifying SHE management-system monitoring and measurement requirements
• Developing SHE objectives, targets and management programmes

TARGET GROUPS

• SHE practitioners
• Risk managers
• Supervisors, artisans and SHE reps

SAMTRAC for Mining

SAMTRAC for Mining

On completion of this course the successful learner will be able to develop and implement a SHE management system in accordance with the requirements of CMB001.

DURATION: 10 days
LICENSED: No
CREDITS: N/A
SAQA ID: N/A
NQF LEVEL: N/A
PREREQUISITES: Introduction to SAMTRAC and ASHEPP/ASHEPP for Mining

COURSE OUTLINE

• Prominent safety issues as related to the mining industry including South Africa's legislative framework, liability, Mine Health and Safety Act (MHSA), Department of Minerals and Energy (DME) guidelines, and the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA)
• Technical safety management, occupational health and safety management and SHEQ management systems
• Describes risk management as a process and discusses different risk-control measures
• Evaluate different incident-prevention theories
• Motivate the use of SHE management systems to prevent incidents in the workplace
• Advise on different legislative requirements with regard to safety, health and the environment
• Evaluate the management of different technical aspects as part of the SHE management system
• Assisting management with the implementation and maintenance of effective occupational health, safety and environmental programmes
• Identifying relevant environmental acts, regulations and guidelines
• Describing the impact of industrial operations on the environment
• Writing risk-based standards for SHE management systems
• Advising on implementation and measurement of standards
• Co-ordinating the SHE management system to achieve constant improvement

TARGET GROUPS

• SHE management 
• Engineering personnel 
• Occupational health personnel

 

SAMTRAC for Mining: Bridging Course

SAMTRAC for Mining: Bridging Course

On completion of this course the learner will understand SHE legislative and operational control requirements within a mining environment.

DURATION: 3 days
LICENSED: No
CREDITS: N/A
SAQA ID: N/A
NQF LEVEL: N/A
PREREQUISITES: SAMTRAC

COURSE OUTLINE

• MHSA
• Legal appointments
• Mining practices
• Fire protection and prevention
• Explosives
• Emergency preparedness
• Gases
• Role of the insurance company

TARGET GROUPS

• Supervisory personnel 
• SHE management 
• Occupational health staff 
• Engineering personnel

 

SAMTRAC for Mining (Namibia)

SAMTRAC for Mining (Namibia)

On completion of this course the learner will be able to develop and implement a SHE management system in accordance with the requirements of CMB001.

DURATION: 10 days
LICENSED: N/A
CREDITS: N/A
SAQA ID: N/A
NQF LEVEL: N/A
PREREQUISITES: Introduction to SAMTRAC and ASHEPP/ASHEPP for Mining

COURSE OUTLINE

• Prominent safety issues as related to the mining industry
• Technical safety management, occupational health and safety management, and SHEQ management systems
• Describes risk management as a process and discuss different risk-control measures
• Evaluates different incident-prevention theories
• Motivates the use of SHE management systems to prevent incidents in the workplace
• Different legislative requirements with regard to safety, health and the environment
• The management of different technical aspects as part of the SHE management system
• The implementation and maintenance of effective occupational SHE programmes
• Relevant environmental acts, regulations and guidelines
• The Impact of industrial operations on the environment
• Writing of risk-based standards for SHE management system
• The implementation and measurement of standards
• The co-ordination of the SHE management system to achieve continual improvement

TARGET GROUPS

• SHE management
• Engineering personnel
• Occupational health personnel

SHE Representative for Mining

SHE Representative for Mining

Learners will understand the objectives and statutory requirements pertaining to health and safety in the workplace. Explain the rights, powers, functions and duties of the workplace health and safety representative, and how any errant SHE issues should be handled. Learners will be able to participate in the SHE structures and measure these activities according to SHE requirements.

DURATION: 2 days without / 3 days with Practical
LICENSED: No
CREDITS: N/A
SAQA ID: N/A
NQF LEVEL: N/A
PREREQUISITES: None

COURSE OUTLINE

• Framework of workplace health and safety legislation pertaining to SHE reps
• Statutory requirements for conducting SHE representative activities, health and safety committee activities; and for employers
• Dealing with SHE-related issues, establishing facts relating to the issues, resolution of the issues, the importance of resolving the issues
• Complying with the activities within SHE structures, such as the extent of participation, consultative requirements of SHE reps, the importance of participating in activities, and measuring participation of the SHE rep in the activities

TARGET GROUPS

• SHE reps and committee members  
• Shop stewards

MQA Safety Representatives Skills programme

Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) Safety Representatives Skills programme

On completion of this course the learner will understand the objectives and statutory requirements pertaining to health and safety in the workplace. Explain the rights, powers, functions and duties of the workplace health and safety representative, and how any errant SHE issues should be handled. Learners will be able to participate in the SHE structures and measure these activities according to SHE requirements.

DURATION: Theory 10 hours / on-site practical 30 hours
LICENSED: No
CREDITS: four
SAQA ID: 259639
NQF LEVEL: two
PREREQUISITES: Communication and mathematical literacy at NQF level 1

COURSE OUTLINE

• Employer and employee duties, including SHE representative; identifying and reporting hazards and risks
• General safety rules in the workplace, including consequences of alcohol and drug use, access control, use of motorised and mobile equipment, lock-out procedures and symbolic and other signage
• Good housekeeping practices, stacking and storage practices, demarcation and colour coding
• Use and application of PPE, including, maintenance and storage, importance of wearing PPE, and limitations of use
• Emergency procedures, including escape routes, assembly points, refuge bays, emergency communication and planning a simulated emergency exercise

TARGET GROUPS

Supervisors, artisans and SHE representatives

Reptile Risk Management

A one day course covering snake biology and behaviour, myths, identification, first aid measures for snake bite and the medical treatment of snake bite followed by a test.

DURATION: 1 Day
LICENSED: N/A
CREDITS: N/A
SAQA ID: N/A
NQF LEVEL: N/A
PREREQUISITES: None

COURSE OUTLINE

Course participants learn a great deal about snakes and will know exactly how to react when confronted by a snake, how to avoid getting bitten and what to do in the event of a snake bite.

TARGET GROUPS

The course is aimed at junior and senior staff, especially those working on site that may from time to time encounter snakes.

Spider & Scorpion Risk Awareness

This course equips employees with the knowledge and skills to work in areas where spiders and scorpions may be found. It provides skills and knowledge to work effectively, responsibly, comply with environmental policies and help make the workplace a safer place.

DURATION: 1 Day
LICENSED: N/A
CREDITS: N/A
SAQA ID: N/A
NQF LEVEL: N/A
PREREQUISITES: None

COURSE OUTLINE

• General Perceptions, Human Interaction
• Insects and Arachnids, Spiders and Scorpions
• Different Kinds of Venom, Anti-venom, Removing a Spider or Scorpion
• Information about scorpions such as basic anatomy, habitat, main groups of scorpions, venomosity, first aid for stings prevention, high risk areas and activities, etc.
• Information about spiders such as basic anatomy, habitat, different types of spiders, medically and non-medically important spider bites, first aid for spider bites, bite prevention, high risk areas, etc.
• Further information such as Poison
• Information Helpline, South African Vaccine
• Producers and a glossary

TARGET GROUPS

• Supervisory personnel
• SHE Management
• Occupational Health staff

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