SHEQ COMPLIANCE CHALLENGES AND SOLUTION

Over the past 30 years, international SHEQ service providers had an enormous impact on the development, training, assessment (auditing) and certification of safety, health environment and quality disciplines in Namibia. Majority of these service providers delivered outstanding levels of services, including professionalism that was well appreciated by the relevant government authorities, industry as well as the public.

 

Over the past few years, many of these service providers officially withdrew from Namibia because of various reasons:

  1. Training material not aligned with Namibian OSH Unit Standards (NQF Levels 4 & 5: National OSH Certificate & Diploma) and NQF levels in conflict with our NQF requirements.

  2. SHEQ development, training, assessment (auditing) and certification not aligned and/or appropriately addressing and/or giving recognition of Namibian Legislation.

  3. Compliance to the Approved Inspection Authority requirements not adhered to. Some international SHEQ service providers officially withdrew from Namibia, but still provide illegal services without an A.I.A.

  4. None-compliance to “Work Permits”. Consultants entering Namibia on holiday allowance.

  5. Appropriate establishment and relevant empowerment were neglected in Namibia resulting the consultants have to being brought into Namibia to conduct services.

  6. Extensive rates with regards to the current economy and local trends.

 

Lately the Covid-19 added another burden on Namibians for relying on international SHEQ service providers. Except for legal compliance, International service providers may not travel (cross boarders) currently, and the expectation is that this problem will not be solved soon.

 

Local SHEQ service providers developed to such an extend over the past ten years, that they can equally and better provide for these services with consideration to MLIREC/MME/MHSS/MHAI (Home Affairs) legal compliance, NTA/NQA/NQF/NSI requirements as well as availability, continuity and sustainability. 

BRS-Business Risk Solutions is well established (A.I.A.) over the last 12 years (since 2008) to provide for your SHEQ service needs, including, but not limited to development, training, assessment (auditing) and certification. Our services are aligned with:


•    National OSH Legislation & relevant Standards and/or Specifications
•    SHEQ ISO Standards: ISO 9001: Quality, 14001: Environment & 45001: Health & Safety
•    National OSH Unit Standards / Qualifications: Certificate NQA Level 4 & Diploma NQA Level 5
•    BRS SHEQ Training Courses as per A.I.A. 20/34 @ MLIREC
•    International & BRS SHEQ Practices & Minimum Element Requirements (MER’s)
•    Industrial SHEQ Objectives, Requirements & Expectations
•    Relevant Manufacturer’s guidelines & Safety Data Sheets, including MSDS’s

BRS-Business Risk Solutions provides for the following competencies

(60 Years’ experience) to your advantage:

  • Herman Engelbrecht: BTech / NOSCAR, 14 years OSH, General Industry: Excellent / Mining: Fair)

  • Michael Louw: BTech / International Diploma: Occupational Health and Safety / National Diploma: Safety Management, 17 years SHEQ, General Industry: Excellent / Mining: Excellent)

  • JP Engelbrecht: International Diploma: Occupational Health and Safety, 8 years OSH, General Industry: Excellent / Mining: Fair)

Consultative:

  • Adv. Johann Raubenheimer: BCom (Law) LLB, 21 years OSH, General Industry: Excellent / Mining: Excellent)

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