CHIETA creates new opportunities for people with disabilities in chemical sector

CHIETA, the Chemical Industrial Education & Training Authority, believes there is a need for an increased focus on skills development for people with disabilities in all sectors. This, as South Africa marks the start of National Disability Rights Awareness Month. CHIETA has undertaken a range of initiatives and partnerships to deliver skills and opportunities for people with disabilities in the chemical and pharmaceutical sectors. Yershen Pillay, CHIETA CEO, says conservative estimates are that about 3 million people in South Africa are living with disabilities, equating to about 18% of the population.…

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Making agility count in the power sector: Rand-Air’s rental equipment solutions ensure optimal productivity

Rand-Air, a recognised leader in the provision of portable air and power to the local market, has been supplying rental equipment to the South African power sector for over 20 years. Rand-Air is part of the Atlas Copco Specialty Rental division and an established provider of air, nitrogen, power, flow (pumps), steam boiler and lighting solutions.   Byrone Thorne, Sales and Marketing Manager at Rand-Air, explains: “We assist the power sector with rental equipment for their standby and prime power requirements, including the supply of compressors, generators, lighting towers and…

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As South Africa plans to get back to ‘normal’ – alcohol testing equipment needs to be dusted off

By Rhys Evans, MD at ALCO-Safe As South Africa scrambles to restore stability in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, industry leaders need to dust off their alcohol testing equipment to ensure worker safety. Covid-19 precautionary measures shouldn’t overshadow the need to prevent intoxicated persons from posing a risk in the workplace. Although testing should have continued throughout the pandemic, with stringent alcohol restrictions imposed by the government, there was a tendency for businesses to slack off on testing because of alcohol availability limitations. However, with the sale of alcohol…

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