The SAFEX Newsletter was initiated for all members and other interested parties:
Members can now notify SAFEX of incidents online by completing theform after accessing the restricted pages (Intranet) with their access codes.
If your Company is a SAFEX Member and you don't have your individual access codes, please request them using the Member Nomination Form. Please do NOT use anyone else's access codes
There are 3 key elements to Membership Commitment:
SAFEX was established on the initiative of explosives companies' CEO's. The earliest SAFEX events were characterised by CEO participaton from its member companies. This demonstration of safety leadership by the CEO's has been key in reducing the incidence of serious events in our industry worldwide. SAFEX is convinced that the active participation of CEO's in SAFEX not only leads to improved safety performance of the respective companies but also to an enhanced reputation of the explosives industry. Our industry's reputation is crucial for business success.
On joining SAFEX, member companies are obliged to appoint a person who acts as the SAFEX Contact. The Contact acts as the conduit for information between the member company and SAFEX. SAFEX then becomes the exchange that distributes this information to other member companies. The key information flows entail the following:
While the role is not difficult, it is crucial. For this reason many of our Contacts are either CEO's; or directors responsible for manufacturing; or directors responsible for health, safety, security and the environment (HSSE)
By the "Shopfloor" we mean anyone, including their supervisors, who works with or is exposed to explosives in the workplace. As the saying goes, this is where "the tyre hits the road". It is at this level in the organisation where the learning from incidents has to be applied. Failure to do so inevitably results in many of our incidents recurring often at great cost. If the learning is applied effectively and people are reminded of it continually, it will not be necessary for us to re-learn the lessons as is often the case.
The learning should be entrenched in whatever operating and safety systems the company uses.