SPECIAL POLASA NEWSLETTER – JOINT ESKOM SAFETY INDABA : NOW 26 JAN 2018

      Comments Off on SPECIAL POLASA NEWSLETTER – JOINT ESKOM SAFETY INDABA : NOW 26 JAN 2018

Thank you for active participation in the ESKOM PDP LINE CONSTRUCTION FORUM on Friday 24 November 2017!    We appreciated the acknowledgment of POLASA’s wide-ranging participation in industry affairs by almost every ESKOM presenter.

Vincent Kanyongola, our Chairman, used the last presentation slot of the day to remind all present of the POLASA objectives and working methods.

But now we are asked to deliver!   A total of 5 fatalities occurred in the PDP arena during the period under review – a very serious situation requiring serious action!

See the attached graphs for the lists of Incidents, the identified Root Causes and the listing of Unsafe Acts. You are invited to compare this in your own companies and to come prepared to contribute to understanding of the problems and the solutions.

We agreed with Mr Naresh Hari and others to urgently arrange a working session with senior ESKOM officials and CEO’s from the industry to do self examination and to develop and agree actions to stop this trend!

You are therefore urged to participate in this workshop to be held at the ESKOM Academy of Learning at Midrand from 09h00 to 14h00 in the John Maree Auditorium  which has now been moved to Friday 26 January 2018.

The program for the day will be advised in due course.

Please confirm your attendance with me at polasa@saisc.co.za as well as Geoffrey Small of ESKOM at smallg@eskom.co.za

Note that all senior Safety Managers and Practitioners and others able to contribute should also participate.

The Theme for the Indaba – From Accidents to Zero