October 10, 2013
Top international NOSA awards for Lepelle Northern Water
Lepelle Northern Water (LNW) women personnel, Mss Valerie van der Slik (Regional Safety Coordinator for Mopani) and Paulina Buyani (Regional Safety, Health & Environmental Officer for Sekhukhune) will be recognised for their sterling efforts in helping the organisation to be awarded with the coveted NOSA Five Star rating at the Fusion Boutique Hotel tonight. With them is Mr Carel Schmahl, General Manager for Operations and Maintenance for LNW. water treatment plants and three waste water treatment works in Limpopo. NOSA regionally awards the top three companies in the Lepelle Northern Water (LNW) sector; water supply, electricity is proud to announce that water and gas following the successful treatment schemes falling under its management have once again implementation of the NOSA Five Star Management System within excelled at the National Occupaeach respective sector industry tional Safety Association (NOSA) based on the efforts made to awards at regional, national and implement the Safety, Health and international level. Environment (SHE) NOSA Five LNW does business with the understanding that safety forms one Star Management System resultof the cornerstones of a success- ing from the annual grading audit outcomes. ful organisation, where failure to LNW is audited annually by implement safe practices at the work place can have an extremely NOSA to determine the status of LNW’s risk management sysnegative effect on productivity tem and compliance with the and profitability. All employees applicable NOSA protocol. The stationed at various operations process entails a measurement belonging to LNW are encouraged to participate in NOSA safety and evaluation of SHE standards in line with the plant’s specific programmes. risks. The audit then identifies the The organisation operates nine WARREN BLUNT >>email@example.com
company’s strengths and weaknesses and provides opportunities for improvement in the day-to-day management of SHE related risks. Water treatment plants falling under LNW that received NOSA Five Star ratings are Phalaborwa, Politsi, Modjadji, Nkowankowa and Doorndraai while Flag Boshielo, Marble Hall, Ebenezer, Tubatse and Olifantspoort received NOSA Four Star ratings in 2012. During the recent 2012 Regional NOSA Awards, LNW walked away with the top three awards at their Doorndraai, Ebenezer and Phalaborwa water treatment plants. In addition to the awards received by the water treatment plants falling under LNW management, two of LNW personnel scooped the Individual NOSA Performance Recognition Award for the Best SHE Coordinator both regionally
and internationally. Ms Valerie van der Slik, the SHE Coordinator in Mopani Region won the Individual NOSA Performance Recognition Award for the Best SHE coordinator in her region. Ms Paulina Buyani was awarded for implementing the highest standard of SHE practises at the Doorndraai water treatment plant. Both women say the recent awards are the result of years of hard work in implementing the best SHE practises in their respective areas of operation. Winning the awards will motivate them to work even harder in order for LNW to continue receiving Five Star NOSA ratings in the future. LNW will be celebrating their NOSA Five Star awards with their personnel and specially invited guests at the Fusion Boutique Hotel today (Thursday).
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