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Khutso Maphatsoe

Khutso Maphatsoe

Khutso Maphatsoe is a Creamer Media Reporter for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Digital Cloud base solution manage remote breath alcohol testing

17th September 2021 Breathalyser specialist Alcohol Breathalysers is in the early stages of rolling out its iSober Breathalyser App & Cloud Service which is a breath alcohol test management tool and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store, Apple App Store or Huawei App Gallery. This application (app) is a new... 

PPE designed for women now more accessible

17th September 2021 Owing to the rise of female employees in sectors such as construction, mining and engineering, which were previously male dominated, personal protective equipment (PPE) brands are looking at offering safety wear specifically for women. Catering for women in these sectors will require companies to... 

New safety learning programme launched

17th September 2021 Safety training solutions provider KBC Health & Safety introduced its microlearning training programme for employees in July this year. “We developed the microlearning training to focus on high-risk work areas . . . hazards and controls to avoid incidents from occurring,” explains KBC Health &... 

Drug testing dipped during pandemic

17th September 2021 Breathalyser and drug testing equipment supplier ALCO-Safe has noticed a trend over the past 12 months, during which a number of companies discontinued drug testing and testing that requires breathalysers. This is because people are working from home (WFH) and, consequently, fewer people are... 

Covid-19 vaccinations can be made mandatory

17th September 2021 Owing to the latest guidelines provided by the Department of Employment and Labour, which stipulates that Covid-19 vaccinations can be made mandatory by employers, companies would need to update their policies and procedures to ensure that they comply with the guidelines, which correspond with... 

Company strives for gender parity for women

3rd September 2021 Electromechanical equipment manufacturer John Thompson is committed to recruiting and promoting more women in the manufacturing industry. The company’s yearly intake of apprentices encourages the consistent inclusion of women. This gender parity in its recruitment process extends to in-service... 

Welding register mitigates recruitment challenge

3rd September 2021 With fabrication companies finding it difficult to recruit welders for their operations, the Southern Africa Institute of Welding (SAIW) has launched the welding register to mitigate this challenge. “Many welding schools have been enrolling students for two- or four-week welding courses, as... 

Institute launches flexible payment plan for courses

3rd September 2021 Owing to the challenges of Covid-19, the Southern Africa Institute of Welding (SAIW) has launched a flexible payment plan for its modularised courses, which it believes will benefit its members. “The modularised courses, taught over four weeks, usually require upfront payment. With our flexible... 

Institute set to open school in Middelburg

3rd September 2021 The Southern Africa Institute of Welding (SAIW) is set to open a satellite campus in Middleburg, Mpumalanga. Middleburg falls under the Steve Tshwete local municipality, which is one of 27 of the country’s 257 municipalities to receive clean audits in the local government audit for the 2019/20... 

Company to release wearable personal dust-monitoring device

20th August 2021 Safety equipment supplier Trolex released its new XD One wearable, self-contained personal dust-monitoring device to the market in the second quarter of 2021. The technology used in the XD One ensures that the monitor delivers continuous, real-time detection of harmful particulates often present... 

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