SHEQ Practitioner Ventilation - #305741


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Rustenburg, North-West
Contract type: Full time

Job Responsibilities:

  • Identify and assess level of continuous risk exposures in area of responsibility by considering exposures to business, financial, legal issues, people, equipment, material, environment, processes, etc.
  • Consider the level of risk, apply mitigation, and implement control measures for residual risk (set objectives, minimum requirements, etc.)
  • Comply with SHEQ requirements (SHEQ Toolbox)
  • Utilise the Integrated Management System (IMS) to initiate, investigate and report SHEQ status.

  • Ensure Customer Satisfaction
  • Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 (Act No.29 of 1996) safety and health standards are maintained
  • Co-ordinate an Occupational Hygiene programme
  • Measure environmental stresses and take corrective actions.


  • Test for harmful pollutants by means of approved handheld electronic instruments and detector tubes
  • Determine the cooling power and low air velocities by means of a wet kata thermometer
  • Determine the pressure difference between two points in a ventilation system by means of a manometer
  • Measure velocity pressures by means of a pitot tube to determine air velocity and volume flow rates
  • Construct frameworks and install ventilation doors and brattices to control airflow underground.
  • Auxiliary axial flow fan/s, ducting and supplementary ventilation controls.
  • Measure and design ventilation requirements.
  • Ensure the correct installation
  • Prepare, implement and coordinate a personal gravimetric dust sampling programme and calculate dust exposure risk
  • Issue and retrieve a Dust-Sampling Train
  • Determine the dust mass on dust sampling filters
  • Collect water samples for analysis of dust and chemical content
  • Design a dust and/or fume extraction system and measure to ensure adequate velocity & or quantity of airflow/extraction.
  • Determine personal equivalent noise exposure levels by means of an integrating-type dosimeter.
  • Conduct routine inspections on percussion rock drills and equipment with possible risk of high noise exposure for compliance with the requirement of the Mine Health and Safety Act.
  • Measure noise levels in a workplace by means of a sound level meter.
  • Measure noise spectrum of a noise source by means of an octave band frequency analyser.
  • Ensure all high-risk noise equipment is identified and demarcated as per procedure.

  • Measure illumination levels in a workplace by means of a luxmeter.
  • Report on illumination results.

  • Determine the thermal work environment by means of a wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT) index
  • Measure virgin rock temperature.

  • Measure compressed air and water pressures by means of a handheld pressure gauge
  • Measure barometric pressure by means of electronic and mechanical instruments.

  • Manage continuous improvement through Operational Excellence

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • Grade 12/N3
  • Chamber of Mines Intermediate Certificate in Mine Environmental Control
  • 5 Years Underground Ventilation experience, preferably 2 years supervisory experience.

Additional Qualifications:
  • Blasting Certificate (Advantageous)
  • Vuma Modelling and AutoCAD knowledge is advantageous.

  • Microsoft Office programs.

Skills & Knowledge:

As per Training Matrix

Competencies Required:

Behavioural Competencies:
  • Safety Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Managing Work
  • Results Orientation
  • Customer Focus
  • Operational Problem Solving & Decision Making
  • Work Standards
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communication
  • Flexibility
  • Contributing to Team Success
  • Business Understanding

Closing Date: 14 February 2024

Please attach all relevant certified copies of qualifications to your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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