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This page was updated on 4 October 2007

 

LINKS TO THE ACTS

PUBLICATIONS

SABO

TARIFFS

TRAINING COURSES

Part-time Accredited degree courses.
Non-accredited part-time certificate courses

PART-TIME ACCREDITED DEGREE COURSES

1. Explosives Technology for Supervision and Management (UNISA, Florida)

This course is proving to be a considerable success and is growing in status and numbers. A large number of organisations and companies are supporting this course with feedback from past students proving to be very positive. The course is revised on an ongoing basis.

For more information on this course click here.

2. Degrees in Explosives Management (UNISA, Florida)

B Tech degree, following on the diploma course, have already been awarded. The same applies to the M Tech degree. The first first candidate for the D Tech degree is to enrol shortly.

For more information on this course, click here.

3. Learnership in Explosives Technology (UNISA Florida)

This course which is a suitable pre-cursor for the above courses. Is already accredited and in place. Due to a slow build-up of the required infrastructure the course is not offered at this stage.

More information on the UNISA courses may be obtained from the Secretary:

4. Masters Degree in Explosives Technology (Tshwane University of Technology)

Candidates in possession of the National Higher Diploma in Explosives Technology may enrol for this course. A bridging course is presently being developed to allow candidates with other suitable tertiary qualifications to enrol as well.

 

PART-TIME NON-ACCREDITED CERTIFICATE COURSES

 ISHECON Course in Hazard and Operability Studies

This is a three day course specially designed for those managing or operating a plant in the explosives industry. The course has been designed in view of the need that each designer or manager of a plant must be able to demonstrate that hazards have been identified and all reasonable steps have been taken to eliminate or control these, especially in a court hearing following an accident. The OSHAct also requires that any person who designs, manufactures or supplies any article for use at work, should ensure that it is safe and without risks to health.

The course comprises a large number of topics under the following headings:

Legal aspects of plant safety
Material of construction failure
Equipment failure and human factors
Hazards of plant and equipment
Principles of hazard and operability studies
Applying the HAZOP technique to and batch continuous process, a mechanical system and the maintenance of equipment
Hazards of construction study
HAZOP failure: Pitfalls in plant design and modification
A hazard analysis technique.

The course will include a number of team studies and exercises.

For more information about the next course contact Mr Daan Rademeyer at:

ISHECON

 Tel: (011) 605-2132
Fax: (011) 608-2000
E-MAIL: rademeyer@ae.aeci.co.za

LINKS TO THE ACTS AND REGULATIONS

The following Websites may be visited in order to keep abreast with current legislation:

www.gov.za (Click the appropriate Government Department)
www.acts.co.za

 

SAFEX

SAFEX is an international organisation concerned with the safe operation of companies involved with the manufacture, handling and use of explosives. It has a large number of members, of which NIXT is an invited Associate Member. It holds regular congresses.

THE SOUTH AFRICAN BALLISTICS ORGANISATION (SABO)

This organization regularly presents conferences and workshops on ballistic science and technology, also operating internationally.

For more information on SABO and its activities contact:

Dr Pieter Nel (Chairman):
Tel: (012) 428-3103, pietern@armscor.co.za

Mr Neels van Niekerk:
Tel (012) 620-2139, neelsvn@liw.denel.co.za

or through the SABO Webpage on the Armscor Website at www.armscor.co.za.

TARIFFS

For all tariffs relating to membership, NIXT publications or listing of facilities and/or services on this page, contact the Secretary.

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