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Mine Health and Safety Council

Presentation to P P C: Mineral Resources

MHSC Annual Report for 2012/2013

12th MARCH 2014


  • Introduction of MHSC Team

  • Vision & Mission

  • Strategy Map

  • Overall Performance

  • Performance on Pre-determined Objectives

  • Issues raised by the Auditor General

  • Conclusions and Way Forward



“Trusted advisor to the Minister of Mineral Resources and to Stakeholders for the South African Mining Sector, as Knowledge Leader in Occupational Health and safety issues, towards the Achievement of Zero Harm to Mine Workers, Communities and the Environment”


“To promote the Culture of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) in the Mining Industry, by striving towards Zero Harm, on all Health and Safety Issues and Legislation”

The Mine Health and Safety Council

MHSC Mandate

  • Advise the Minister on all occupational health and safety issues in the mining industry relating to legislation, research and promotion

  • Review and develop legislation for recommendation to the Minister

  • Promote health and safety culture in the mining industry

  • Oversee research in relation to health and safety in the mining industry

  • Liaise with other bodiesconcerned with health and safety issues



Human Resources & Remuneration Advisory Committee (HRRAC)

Strategic Objectives on a Strategy Map




Provision of advice reports that influences mining Health and Safety Performance

Strengthen tripartite partnerships through communication and promotions of the MHSC programmes

Implement the MHSC initiatives from the Summit action plans


Promote Improvement of Culture of Health and Safety



Become a knowledge leader in mine health and safety through conducting focused research

Achieve operational excellence through efficient core business process

Enhance knowledge and information management to support staff and clients

Ensure adequate capacity and skills to deliver on mandate



Ensure appropriate financial resources fro all MHSC programmes in order to deliver on objectives

Ensure financial sustainability of MHSC



Customer Perspective Objectives Performance


  • Under this perspective – significant deliveryin all areas except on the advisory notes.

  • Reason for non-delivery on Provision of Advisory notes was due to AG not recognising approvals by the Board in April.

  • To avoid re-occurrence - the new workplan was approved that the target will be achieved by the 3rd quarter of the financial year.

Customer Perspective Objectives Performance


  • Workshops on women in mining – PPE

  • Driving the Culture Transformation Framework

  • Workshops on Fitness for work, guidelines for workers incapacity due to ill health

  • Workshop on developing a framework for reporting of Occupational Health Information management system

Internal Processes Performance on Objective


  • For the financial year, the dissemination of research projects was core activities via presentations at conferences and seminars.

  • All business processes were reviewed and mapped based on high risk areas identified from audit findings..

Internal Processes Objective Performance


  • Focus on completion of research projects.

    • Projects on Elimination of Falls of Ground – early detection and risk elimination

    • Integration of Seismic networks Phase 1 completed

    • Project on improving PPE for women


  • Approved New Projects

  • Noise controls for mining equipment

  • Technology Transfer: Support Design in Bushveld complex Mine

  • Completion of Continuous projects

  • Completed Projects

  • Rockfall Elimination - Measuring & Monitoring to Induce Rockall risk

  • Integration of SA National Seismograph Network & Database with Mining Network

  • Investigate of Digital Chest Radiography in SA Mining Industry

  • Design Selection Management of Protective Eye Equipment

Learning & Growth Perspective Objectives Performance


  • MHSC improved on the performance in the previous financial year.

  • Challenge was in the obtaining of a Knowledge Information Management System.

  • Focus is on strengthening the ICT environment on policy and procedures prior to the implementation of new systems to address this area.

MHSC Initiatives- Summit Action Plan


  • The Culture Transformation Framework (CTF) was given prominence and promoted during the MineSafe 2012 Conference.

  • MHSC facilitated and chaired a panel discussion with members from the various stakeholders on the issues CTF

  • The MHSC Office received pledges from conferenceattendees on the CTF

  • implementation


Financial Perspective Objectives Performance


  • Debt management processes are effective

  • Increased focus on project management resulted in significant improvement in research expense and payments as per budget.

Financial Performance Notes

  • Major savings are in personnel costs because most positions were vacant during the year

  • Reduction is spending led to a higher finance income than the budget

Turnaround Actions

  • Engagement on the SCM re-engineering project in January 2013

  • Formed standing bid committees and sent members for training

  • Tightened performance reviews and accountability on SCM staff members

  • Electronic Supplier database enhanced

Mine Health and Safety Council

  • Strengths

  • Tripartism

  • Similar voice by all towards ZERO HARM

  • Sound Risk Management

  • Challenges

  • The need for proactive/leading indicators

  • Lack of research capacity – nationally

  • Research Implementation

  • Reporting of data

  • Opportunities

  • The MHSC OHS Summit

  • The Centre of Excellence

  • The Cultural Transformation Framework

  • Focus on Technology Transfer

  • Reporting on OHS in mining charter


Mine Health and Safety Council