Engineering News | Quality Assurance & Standards http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/quality-assurance Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:41:44 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Carlyle snaps up Nosa to access occupational health, safety growth in emerging markets http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/carlyle-snaps-up-nosa-to-access-occupational-health-safety-growth-in-emerging-markets-2017-10-13 Schalk Burger M&A Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:14:00 +0200 467773 1507901016 1507900440 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Groundwater a viable water saving initiative http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/firms-initiative-to-make-groundwater-a-viable-resource-2017-10-13 Nica Schreuder Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466218 1507616813 1507845600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000681236_resized_markschapersjgafrika31022.jpg MARK SCHAPERS JG Afrika’s systematic approach is transferred to all activities involved in completing groundwater projects 511 287 Nonconformance of standards exacerbates drought conditions http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/non-conformance-of-pipes-standards-exacerbates-s-african-drought-conditions-2017-10-13 Nica Schreuder Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466137 1507616813 1507845600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000681044_resized_rareplastics20171022.jpg CONFORMING TO STANDARDS SATAS or SABS accreditation is essential to ensuring reliable water infrastructure that adheres to strict standards 511 287 Western Cape municipality begins master plan to combat water loss http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/western-cape-municipality-begins-master-plan-to-combat-water-loss-2017-10-13 Nica Schreuder Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466165 1507616813 1507845600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000681120_resized_willemliebenbergandandrekowalenskiofdrakensteinmunicipality1022.jpg MASTER PLANNERS Willem Liebenberg and André Kowalewski (right) of the Drakenstein municipality are at the forefront of the master plan 511 287 Italian company ensures engineering success in KZN http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/italian-company-ensures-engineering-success-in-kzn-2017-10-13 Robyn Wilkinson Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466283 1507616813 1507845600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000681439_resized_maccaferrimtedgecombeproject0920171022.jpg MAMMOTH TASK Careful project management ensured that each of the nine mechanically stabilised earth walls was constructed and delivered to site as it was needed 511 287 Construction management council establishes transformation committee http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/council-establishes-transformation-committee-opens-channels-for-reporting-of-misconduct-2017-10-13 Dylan Slater Construction Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466651 1507616814 1507845600 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000682221_resized_img9033edteedcopyfotor.jpg Tjiamogale Manchidi Demographic representativeness in the project and construction management professions is crucial 511 287 Disregard for PPE one of biggest causes of fatalities in work-at-height environment http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/disregard-for-ppe-one-of-biggest-causes-of-fatalities-in-work-at-height-environment-2017-10-06 Simone Liedtke Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465666 1506954327 1507240800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000680033_resized_fallarrestheightsafetyrecognition092017instituteforworkingatheights1022.jpg CONTINUOUSLY EVOLVING Personal protective equipment is continuously evolving to ensure maximum safety 511 287 Innovative system helps control wastewater pumping http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/innovative-variable-speed-system-helps-control-wastewater-pumping-2017-10-06 Nica Schreuder Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465429 1506954326 1507240800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000679434_resized_agritech2017zambia1022.jpg INDUSTRY PLATFORM The annual Agritech Expo in Zambia is an opportunity for industry stakeholders and consumers to communicate and find solutions 511 287 Integrated heat pumps provide cost-effective energy efficiency http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/integrated-heat-pumps-provide-cost-effective-energy-efficiency-2017-10-06 Nica Schreuder Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465300 1506954326 1507240800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000679262_resized_hydratherproductrange20171022.jpg BIG PLANS HydraTherm has upcoming ranges of energy efficient water heating solutions in the gas and solar water sectors for 2018 511 287 Predictive maintenance made portable http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/predictive-maintenance-made-portable-2017-10-06 Nica Schreuder Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465387 1506954326 1507240800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Routine mechanical maintenance emphasised as preventive measure http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/routine-mechanical-maintenance-emphasised-as-preventive-measure-2017-10-06 Nica Schreuder Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465377 1506954327 1507240800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000680064_resized_multistagepumpsspppumps1022.jpg QUALITY IN CONFORMING SPP Pumps conforms to various UK and European standards to ensure quality and longevity in their pumps products 511 287 Sapma promotes industry interests through training courses http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sapma-promotes-pumps-industry-interests-through-training-courses-2017-10-06 Nica Schreuder Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465375 1506954327 1507240800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000680058_resized_oswaldfranks10911duane1022.jpg DR OSWALD FRANKS The Engineering Council of South Africa provides advanced pumps training courses 511 287 Exhibition marks firm’s international re-entry http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/exhibition-signifies-companys-international-re-entry-2017-10-06 Simone Liedtke Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465384 1506954327 1507240800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000679378_resized_protectiveworkwear092017sweetorr1022.jpg CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT Sweet Orr benchmarks its continuous improvement process in order to maintain national and international quality standards 511 287 Work apparel company sees further growth in sales http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/work-apparel-industry-company-sees-sales-growing-further-2017-10-06 Simone Liedtke Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465162 1506954327 1507240800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000679254_resized_personalprotectiveequipment092017totalblasting1022.jpg SPECIAL DESIGN The personal protective equipment was designed to not restrict operator movement and flexibility 511 287 Intra-industry dialogue crucial for components advancement http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/intra-industry-collaboration-crucial-for-automotive-component-industry-advancement-2017-10-06 Robyn Wilkinson Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465494 1506954326 1507240800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000679527_resized_rmiautomotiveadvancement0820171022.jpg KEEPING PACE Advancing education and training in the automotive sector is crucial for keeping up with changes in technology and the local demand for skilled technicians 511 287 Geospatial products distributor launches world’s smallest image laser scanner locally http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/geospatial-products-distributor-launches-worlds-smallest-image-laser-scanner-locally-2017-10-06 Mia Breytenbach INSTRUMENTATION & CONTROL Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 464918 1506954328 1507240800 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000678624_resized_geomaticsacielgeomaticsleicablk360scannertablet0920171022.jpg EASE OF USE The integration of the Leica BLK360 laser image scanner and Autodesk software streamlines the reality capture process 511 287 BMG invests R400m in Joburg distribution centre http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/solutions-providers-r400m-world-site-facility-to-enhance-service-capability-2017-09-29 Mia Breytenbach Distribution Centre Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 464912 1506948130 1506636000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000678606_resized_bmgworldsite0920171022.jpg WORLD-CLASS FACILITY BMG’s R400-million investment to upgrade its existing Droste Park facilities into a leading-edge distribution centre, centralises functional and support operations 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/71022_2017-09-15_bmg_-_hd_web.mp413548174BMG MD Gavin Pelser discusses the upgraded BMG World site facility in Johannesburg. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd. BMG MD Gavin Pelser discusses the upgraded BMG World site facility in Johannesburg. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd. New global standard for workplace health and safety, company proves compliance http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-global-standard-for-workplace-health-and-safety-company-proves-compliance-2017-09-22 Marleny Arnoldi Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463615 1505744421 1506031200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000675758_resized_bailedwaste062017interwaste1022.jpg UP TO STANDARD Interwaste implements solutions such as fully automated shredding technology and baling machines to assist in achieving optimal workplace safety 511 287 Platform ensures more effective communication http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-offers-platform-for-interactive-health-and-safety-communication-2017-09-22 Marleny Arnoldi Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463754 1505744422 1506031200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000676083_resized_wyzetalkconnectplatformhealthsafety20171022.jpg CUSTOMISED ENGAGEMENT Wyzetalk can deliver content that is valuable for both the employer and the employee 511 287 Upgraded zero-tolerance device ensures safety across industries http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/upgraded-zero-tolerance-device-ensures-safety-across-industries-2017-09-22 Marleny Arnoldi Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463679 1505744422 1506031200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000675889_resized_alcosafebreathalyserhealthsafety20171022.jpg ACCESS DENIED Depending on the alcohol test result, Alco-Safe’s wireless transmitter technology determines whether employees or visitors are allowed access on site 511 287 New technology improves quality of bitumen for local roads http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-technology-improves-quality-of-bitumen-for-local-roads-2017-09-15 Dylan Slater Roads Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463762 1505744423 1506031200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000676108_resized_spraypavepic11022.jpg IMPROVING ROADS The new multistage bitumen converter enables SprayPave to enhance the penetration grades of bitumen required to produce asphalt 511 287 BMG launches R400m World site facility in Gauteng http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/bmg-launches-r400m-world-site-facility-in-gauteng-2017-09-15 Mia Breytenbach MANUFACTURING/ENGINEERING Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:22:00 +0200 464899 1506948141 1505478120 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000678545_resized_bmgworldsite0920171022.jpg BMG World site, Johannesburg, Gauteng 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/71266_2017-09-15_bmg.mp411126661BMG MD Gavin Pelser discusses the upgraded BMG World site facility in Johannesburg. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd. BMG MD Gavin Pelser discusses the upgraded BMG World site facility in Johannesburg. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Certification upholds international standards http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/certification-upholds-international-standards-in-welding-2017-09-15 Nica Schreuder Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463066 1505199165 1505426400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 NDT testing integral to safety foundation http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/ndt-testing-integral-safety-foundation-2017-09-15 Nica Schreuder Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463068 1505199165 1505426400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Welding company aims to bridge skills gap http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/welding-company-aims-to-bridge-skills-gap-2017-09-15 Nica Schreuder Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 462837 1505199165 1505426400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000674062_resized_onlinephakamilebuthelezi2017federalsteelco1022.jpg PHAKAMILE BUTHELEZI The Federal Steel Company has invested in initiatives to monitor and facilitate the proper training of young artisans 511 287 Welding key in driving economic growth http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/welding-key-in-driving-economic-growth-2017-09-15 Nica Schreuder Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463458 1505199165 1505426400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000675449_resized_qctopic22017traineepracticesgtawskills1022.jpg QCTO IN ACTION A trainee practising his gas-tungsten arc skills in the Southern African Institute of Welding welding school 511 287 Equipment manufacturer inaugurates new facility http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/equipment-manufacturer-inaugurates-new-facility-2017-09-15 Mia Breytenbach CAPITAL EQUIPMENT Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463804 1505199167 1505426400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000676183_resized_capitalequipmentcaterpillarfacility0920171022.jpg SHEER ADVANTAGE The 60 000 m2 facility allows for the ability to work more efficiently while increasing capacity to provide unmatched parts availability for customers across Africa 511 287 Labels assist in reducing domestic energy use http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/labels-help-consumers-reduce-domestic-energy-use-2017-09-15 Robyn Wilkinson Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463189 1505199164 1505426400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000674751_resized_newenergyefficiencylabelsforhouseholdappliances0820171022.jpg CUSTOMER PROTECTION Updated labelling informs end-users of the energy performance of household appliances, which must meet Minimum Energy Performance Standards to be sold in South Africa 511 287 New acid gas scrubber up to standard http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-acid-gas-scrubber-up-to-standard-2017-09-15 Robyn Wilkinson Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463195 1505199164 1505426400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000674755_resized_tuvrheinlandinspectionservices0820171022.jpeg QUALITY AND SAFETY ASSURANCE The inspection process drew on the requirements of national pressure equipment regulations and international health and safety standards 511 287 New local engineering education standards internationally recognised http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-local-engineering-education-standards-internationally-recognised-2017-09-15 Robyn Wilkinson Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463425 1505199165 1505426400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000675330_resized_skftrainingcentre1022.jpg INCLUSIVE EDUCATION The new higher education qualifications subframework seeks to help students gain professional qualifications through a variety of pathways 511 287 Rope access ensures successful inspection of cyclone http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/rope-access-ensures-successful-inspection-of-cyclone-2017-09-15 Robyn Wilkinson Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463205 1505199164 1505426400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000674776_resized_skyridersropeaccessinpsection0820171022.jpg TOTAL-SOLUTIONS APPROACH To perform the inspection of the cyclone, the Skyriders team had to gain access to the ducting from the top, at a height of 30 m 511 287 Toolkits help companies navigate standards upgrades http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/toolkits-help-companies-navigate-standards-upgrades-2017-09-15 Robyn Wilkinson Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463201 1505199164 1505426400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000674761_resized_minesafetyontario1022.jpg MITIGATING RISKS Companies across all industries must ensure compliance with updates to health and safety, quality management and environmental standards by September next year 511 287 Harmful gas phase-out plan on track http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/switch-to-less-harmful-gases-on-track-2017-09-01 Marleny Arnoldi Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 461814 1503989762 1504216800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000672267_resized_saracca012017hotmustard1022.jpg BREATHE IN BREATHE OUT Reducing harmful greenhouse gases is expected to lessen global warming by up to 0.5 ˚C by the end of the century 511 287 Abundant skills development in bus transport http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/abundant-skills-development-in-bus-transportation-2017-08-25 Nica Schreuder Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 461146 1503384956 1503612000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000670108_resized_frontseat2017saboawebsite1022.jpg TAKING THE WHEEL Training bus drivers is essential to reducing fatalities and comply with international driving standards 511 287 Fire-protection equipment and ongoing maintenance provided by consultant http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/fire-protection-equipment-and-ongoing-maintenance-provided-by-consultant-2017-08-25 Simone Liedtke Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 461164 1503384957 1503612000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000670144_resized_michaelvanniekerkceo082017aspfire1022.jpg MICHAEL VAN NIEKERK ASP Fire has completed a number of risk assessments in shopping centres 511 287 Attention to detail crucial for conveyor belts http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/attention-to-detail-crucial-for-optimal-conveyor-performance-2017-08-18 Robyn Wilkinson Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 460387 1502782664 1503007200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000668146_resized_conveyortrainingmartinengineering1022.jpg SAFETY FIRST It is imperative that a risk assessment be performed prior to working on conveyors and that all operators are educated on the learning points identified 511 287 New code to benefit smaller companies http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-construction-sector-code-to-benefit-smaller-companies-2017-08-18 Marleny Arnoldi Quality Assurance & Standards Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 460453 1502782665 1503007200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000668490_resized_deonoberholzer10717duane1022.jpg DEON OBERHOLZER Some companies prefer noncompliance with BEE requirements, but subsequently lose lucrative opportunities to supply government or public-sector-related projects 511 287