Cape Town leads with occupational safety

The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) has awarded the City of Cape Town’s Electricity Generation and Distribution department, part of the Energy and Climate Change division, with an OHSAS 18001 certificate. The certificate covers 27 sites of the division.

The OHSAS certification was awarded to Cape Town’s Energy and Climate Change division after it was audited by SABS. The results confirmed that the City’s processes and operations comply with the requirements of OHSAS 18001: Occupational Health and Safety Management System.

According to acting SABS CEO Garth Strachan, “the process of being awarded the certification is rigorous and we commend the City as they now have a documented system in place for health and safety. Municipalities across the country are not often aware that South African National Standards (SANS) and conformity assessment services should enable municipalities to function efficiently and to improve service delivery. The range of SANS available provide specifications on a range of products, management and operating systems. SABS provides indispensable support to municipalities and helps them deliver cost effective and professional services.”

The City of Cape Town is one of the first municipalities to achieve this certification for its electricity generation and distribution department. It also boasts SABS certification for SANS/ISO 9001: Quality Management System for the Department of Water and Sanitation.

Contact Roshelle Pillay, SABS, Tel 012 428-6878,

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