Complex activities currently underway on site require working at height, often up to 52 m, and include working where there are numerous other contractors and machines competing for limited space. In addition to requiring precise planning to take advantage of a limited window in which to access the site for commissioning activities, there is the added safety risk posed by other activities simultaneously underway that are not under the control of TAKRAF Africa. The relatively small labour force of around 135 persons required at this stage of the project has also meant that such a safety milestone was achieved over a lengthy and extended period, requiring focused attention on safety to be maintained over 3 years and 1 month.
Currently at an advanced stage in the completion of four execution contracts for the multibillion-rand project, TAKRAF Africa has to date worked in excess of 8 million hours (8,257,559.5 as of 11 April). With a peak TAKRAF labour force at times exceeding 1,000 persons, a strong safety culture, fully supported by comprehensive safety training, has been inculcated on site since the inception of the project, awarded by Eskom in 2010, with a later contract added in 2014.
Such safety records on this massive and highly complex project, the largest materials handling project awarded to TAKRAF Africa to date, underscore our commitment to SAFETY FIRST - a Tenova group-wide commitment to ensuring that everyone, employees and contractors alike, return home safely, each and every day after work, to their families and communities.