Steinmüller Africa, a leading manufacturer and maintenance supplier of piping and boilers for steam and high-pressure industries, has achieved safety milestones at its contracted Kriel and Bethal power stations in Mpumalanga. The former station has achieved an outstanding 4 095 154 hours without a Lost Workday Case (LWDC), and the latter, 3 895 days.

The extensive duration of a safe environment is a testament to the team’s unwavering commitment to safety, and maximised uptime and productivity for clients. Rudolph Botha, the company’s Health and Safety Manager, proudly stated, “This accomplishment serves as a beacon of light in a challenging industry. Knowing that our employees go home safely to their families is more than a statistical achievement to us. We look forward to maintaining this progress.”

Botha explained the method for this success, “Establishing a safety-first culture is a priority. Our precautions, from programs to corrective actions, are not in place to tick boxes but to yield benefits.” Consistent reinforcement of the importance of safety is pivotal in maintaining impressive safety records. Botha emphasised, “Ensuring that each employee understands that safety for themselves and others is in their hands, and Management leading by example, has been key for an empowered workforce.”

In an interview with Arnoux De Bruin, Maintenance Manager at the company’s contracted Bethal-based power station, he expressed immense pride in this achievement, stating, “This is a great accomplishment, and I am proud of each individual team member who contributed towards this.” Reflecting on the company’s safety culture, De Bruin concluded, “Safety is not only driven on specific days or tasks. It is an every day, hour, minute and second ethos; it is the starting point of each process.”

Steinmüller Africa is dedicated to safety and looks forward to setting new records in safe plant uptime.

By Admin