Managing risk in the South African Mining Industry – A Department of Mining Engineering and Enterprises University of Pretoria risk mitigation initiative

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Above: Keynote speaker, Leigh McMaster Specialist Behaviour and Change Minerals Council South Africa and Professor Ronny Webber-Youngman Head of the Department Mining Engineering University of Pretoria at the c-MiRM Launch at Enterprises UP.

The main aim of the course is to ensure that individuals are well equipped for the inevitable technological developments and behavioural changes that it would require in the near future.  This aspect was highlighted at the recent launch of the Course for Managers in Risk management (c-MiRM) at Enterprises University of Pretoria (Enterprises UP). A solid foundation for the sustainable decrease of casualty rates towards zero

Attended by prominent members in the risk management industry, the launch aimed to provide attendees with insight of how the course will focus on a structured approach with well-defined guidelines and strategies to establish and maintain a multi-dimensional risk management framework. The c-MiRM course would also enhance the ability of managers who create and protect value within the company by managing risks, making decisions, setting and achieving objectives and improving performance through exploiting opportunities and applying risk response methods.

Prof Ronny Webber-Youngman, together with keynote speaker, Mr Leigh McMaster, Specialist: Behaviour and Change at the Minerals Council South Africa, expressed how such courses can add value in the mining industry’s drive towards zero harm.   

The introduction of this advanced c-MiRM course by the Department of Mining Engineering and Enterprises UP is our offering at mitigating risk.  Eliminating fatalities on our mines is a main objective for all practitioners and this course will provide the delegates with the necessary skills and know how to achieve this objective towards zero harm and is aligned with international benchmarked risk management standards.

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