Making an Oscar of the Noscar

Acknowledging excellence in occupational SHEQ, this year’s National Occupational Safety Association’s NOSCAR award ceremony was an extravaganza that could give the Hollywood production a run… without the soppy speeches thankfully

The National Occupational Safety Association (NOSA) is a company that knows how to put on a show. This year’s NOSCAR award ceremony – held on 13 May at Montecasino in Johannesburg – was the 42nd, and it also happened to coincide with NOSA’s 60th anniversary.

So, all were in for a treat. As the lights went down and the music started, the singer and her entourage of back-up dancers set the tone for the remainder of the evening. This was to be more than a staid award ceremony; it was a celebration. Not only of NOSA’s 60 years, but also for the excellence achieved by all 92 NOSCAR recipients.
“NOSCAR companies represent only 6% of all companies on the NOSA system and it is an achievement that one should be very proud of,” says Duncan Carlisle, group managing director of MICROmega Holdings (NOSA is a MICROmega company). “To quote Michael Phelps who has won 14 Olympic gold medals: ‘My goal was one Olympic gold medal. Not many people in this world can say, I’m an Olympic gold medalist.’ And similarly not many companies can say they are a NOSCAR,” he continues.
Two categories of awards were presented on the night; the Green award on the NOSA Five Star System for health and safety, and the Platinum award on the NOSA Integrated Five Star System for health, safety and environment. Encouragingly, the majority of winners were Platinum recipients. Even more impressive is that, while there were plenty first-time and recurring recipients on the evening, some companies were receiving their 15th NOSCAR.
Notable among the winners were South African Breweries Limited (SAB), whose various depots accounted for 37 of the awards – all of them multiple-time Platinum awards. Highest among them was the SAB Springfield Depot earning its 15th Platinum award, followed by the SAB Alrode Depot and the SAB Maltings Caledon, each earning their 12th Platinum NOSCAR
Some other notable award winners were Eskom Koeberg Nuclear Power Station, Eskom Nuclear Division – 13th Platinum award; Eskom Peaking Portfolio, Drankensberg Pump Storage Scheme – 12th Platinum award; Transnet Rail Engineering, Wagon Maintenance, Vandyksdrif – 12th Platinum award; and Island View Storage, Richards Bay – 12th Platinum award.
Unfortunately there is not enough space to give all the winners a mention here, but, whether it was a company’s first or 15th NOSCAR being awarded, each is as important an achievement as the next. Eligible companies must score 95% or more measured during a NOSA Grading Audit; record a Disabling Incident Frequency Rating of less than 0,8; and must be a winner of any of the categories in the NOSA regional competitions. However, if a company slips below the required criteria, the NOSCAR is forfeited and it can take three years or more to regain NOSCAR eligibility and status. It’s this fact that causes the winners to keep striving to maintain their high standards.
The evening was a fitting tribute to NOSA and all 2011 NOSCAR winners. “Here’s looking forward to the next 60 years of NOSA providing the same level of expertise in SHEQ management solutions, and to the amazing dedication and rising standards of all the present and future winners,” concluded Carlisle.

2011 NOSCAR winners

1 Actuator Valves & Controls – 6th Green
2 African Amines, Newcastle – 5th Platinum
3 Air Products SA, Head Office – 5th Platinum
4 Air Products SA, Impala Platinum, Springs – 2nd Platinum
5 Air Products SA, Port Elizabeth – 8th Platinum
6 Air Products SA, Sasolburg – 4th Platinum
7 Air Products SA, Witbank – 3rd Platinum
8 Amalgamated Beverage Industries, Soft Drink Division of SAB, Welkom –

3rd Platinum

9 Auma SA – 8th Green
10 Bramol Project Management, Richards Bay – 3rd Platinum
11 Dwarsloop Beer Wholesalers – 5th Platinum
12 Eskom Holdings Generation Division, Matimba Power Station – 2nd Platinum
13 Eskom Holdings Generation Division, Majuba Power Station – 10th Platinum
14 Eskom Holdings, Duvha Power Station, Witbank – 9th Platinum
15 Eskom Holdings, Peaking Generation, Acacia Power Station –

4th Platinum

16 Eskom Holdings, Peaking Generation, Gariep Power Station –

3rd Platinum

17 Eskom Holdings, Peaking Generation, Palmiet Pump Storage Scheme –
11th Platinum
18 Eskom Holdings, Peaking Generation, Vanderkloof Power Station –
6th Platinum
19 Eskom Holdings, Kendal Power Station – 4th Platinum
20 Eskom Holdings, Koeberg Nuclear Power Station – 13th Platinum
21 Eskom Holdings, Peaking Portfolio, Drankensberg Pump Storage Scheme – 12th Platinum
22 Eskom Holdings, Peaking Portfolio, Port Rex Power Station – 2nd Platinum
23 Exxaro Namakwa Sands – 6th Platinum
24 Foster Wheeler SA, Head Office, Midrand – 2nd Green
25 Fresh Produce Terminal, Durban – 7th Platinum
26 Fresh Produce Terminal, Port Elizabeth – 5th Platinum
27 Geecom –2nd Green
28 Grinaker-LTA Civil Engineering – 1st Green
29 Idwala Carbonates – 4th Platinum
30 Idwala Lime, Danielskuil – 5th Platinum
31 Idwala Sales and Distribution – 6th Platinum
32 Industrial Water Cooling – 6th Green
33 Ipsco – 8th Platinum
34 Island View Storage, Richards Bay – 12th Platinum
35 Jeff Dyer Wildlife Services – 2nd Green
36 Jet Demolition – 8th Green and 1st Platinum
37 Karbochem Newcastle – 4th Platinum
38 Karrena Africa, Grinaker-LTA – 5th Green
39 Manganese Metal Company – 6th Platinum
40 Masonite (Africa), Forestry Division – 7th Platinum
41 Namibian Institute of Mining and Technology – 2nd Platinum
42 Pioneer Foods t/a Bokomo Foods Weet-Bix – 2nd Platinum
43 Quality Products – 6th Platinum
44 Saint Gobain Gyproc SA – 3rd Platinum
45 SGB Cape, Division of Waco Africa, Richards Bay – 3rd Green
46 Shajiao ‘C’ Power Station, Guangdong Yudean Group – 1st Green
47 SAB, East London Depot – 8th Platinum
48 SAB, Queenstown Depot – 3rd Platinum
49 SAB, Standerton Depot – 4th Platinum
50 SAB, Ibhayi Brewery – 10th Platinum
51 SAB, Alrode Depot – 12th Platinum
52 SAB, Belville Depot – 6th Platinum
53 SAB, Bloemfontein Depot – 6th Platinum
54 SAB, Butterworth Depot – 2nd Platinum
55 SAB, Chamdor Depot – 6th Platinum
56 SAB, Denver Depot – 7th Platinum
57 SAB, Empangeni Depot – 11th Platinum
58 SAB, Garankuwa Depot – 7th Platinum
59 SAB, Groblersdal Depot – 5th Platinum
60 SAB, Hartswater Depot – 4th Platinum
61 SAB, Hops Farms – 6th Platinum
62 SAB, Isando Depot – 6th Platinum
63 SAB, Kimberley Depot – 6th Platinum
64 SAB, Knysna Depot – 7th Platinum
65 SAB, Kuruman Depot – 11th Platinum
66 SAB, Ladysmith Depot – 10th Platinum
67 SAB, Mafikeng Depot – 5th Platinum
68 SAB, Mthatha Depot – 4th Platinum
69 SAB, Nelspruit Depot – 9th Platinum
70 SAB, Ottery Depot – 9th Platinum
71 SAB, Phuthaditjhaba Depot – 3rd Platinum
72 SAB, Pietermaritzburg Depot – 9th Platinum
73 SAB, Polokwane Depot – 5th Platinum
74 SAB, Port Shepstone Depot – 11th Platinum
75 SAB, Potchefstroom Depot – 3rd Platinum
76 SAB, Rustenburg Depot – 2nd Platinum
77 SAB, Springfield Depot – 15th Platinum
78 SAB, Training Institute – 12th Platinum
79 SAB, Upington Depot – 3rd Platinum
80 SAB, Vereeniging Depot – 8th Platinum
81 SAB, Wadeville Depot – 6th Platinum
82 SAB, Welkom Depot – 2nd Platinum
83 SAB, Tzaneen Depot – 4th Platinum
84 SAB, Maltings Caledon – 12th Platinum
85 Thohoyandou Beer Distributors – 4th Platinum
86 Tongaat Hulett Sugar, Maidstone Mill – 5th Platinum
87 Transnet Freight Rail, Container and Automotive Business, Belcon Terminal – 4th Platinum
88 Transnet Port Terminals, Car Terminal Port Elizabeth – 1st Platinum
89 Transnet Port Terminals, Car Terminal East London – 6th Platinum
90 Transnet Rail Engineering, Wagon Maintenance Vandyksdrif – 12th Platinum
91 Zaayco Electrical – 2nd Green
92 Zimasco Head Office – 3rd Platinum

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Making an Oscar

of the Noscar

Acknowledging excellence in occupational SHEQ, this year’s National Occupational Safety Association’s NOSCAR award ceremony was an extravaganza that could give the Hollywood production a run… without the soppy speeches thankfully

The National Occupational Safety Association (NOSA) is a company that knows how to put on a show. This year’s NOSCAR award ceremony – held on 13 May at Montecasino in Johannesburg – was the 42nd, and it also happened to coincide with NOSA’s 60th anniversary.

So, all were in for a treat. As the lights went down and the music started, the singer and her entourage of back-up dancers set the tone for the remainder of the evening. This was to be more than a staid award ceremony; it was a celebration. Not only of NOSA’s 60 years, but also for the excellence achieved by all 92 NOSCAR recipients.

“NOSCAR companies represent only 6% of all companies on the NOSA system and it is an achievement that one should be very proud of,” says Duncan Carlisle, group managing director of MICROmega Holdings (NOSA is a MICROmega company). “To quote Michael Phelps who has won 14 Olympic gold medals: ‘My goal was one Olympic gold medal. Not many people in this world can say, I’m an Olympic gold medalist.’ And similarly not many companies can say they are a NOSCAR,” he continues.

Two categories of awards were presented on the night; the Green award on the NOSA Five Star System for health and safety, and the Platinum award on the NOSA Integrated Five Star System for health, safety and environment. Encouragingly, the majority of winners were Platinum recipients. Even more impressive is that, while there were plenty first-time and recurring recipients on the evening, some companies were receiving their 15th NOSCAR.

Notable among the winners were South African Breweries Limited (SAB), whose various depots accounted for 37 of the awards – all of them multiple-time Platinum awards. Highest among them was the SAB Springfield Depot earning its 15th Platinum award, followed by the SAB Alrode Depot and the SAB Maltings Caledon, each earning their 12th Platinum NOSCAR

Some other notable award winners were Eskom Koeberg Nuclear Power Station, Eskom Nuclear Division – 13th Platinum award; Eskom Peaking Portfolio, Drankensberg Pump Storage Scheme – 12th Platinum award; Transnet Rail Engineering, Wagon Maintenance, Vandyksdrif – 12th Platinum award; and Island View Storage, Richards Bay – 12th Platinum award.

Unfortunately there is not enough space to give all the winners a mention here, but, whether it was a company’s first or 15th NOSCAR being awarded, each is as important an achievement as the next. Eligible companies must score 95% or more measured during a NOSA Grading Audit; record a Disabling Incident Frequency Rating of less than 0,8; and must be a winner of any of the categories in the NOSA regional competitions. However, if a company slips below the required criteria, the NOSCAR is forfeited and it can take three years or more to regain NOSCAR eligibility and status. It’s this fact that causes the winners to keep striving to maintain their high standards.

The evening was a fitting tribute to NOSA and all 2011 NOSCAR winners. “Here’s looking forward to the next 60 years of NOSA providing the same level of expertise in SHEQ management solutions, and to the amazing dedication and rising standards of all the present and future winners,” concluded Carlisle. Z

2011 NOSCAR winners

1 Actuator Valves & Controls – 6th Green

2 African Amines, Newcastle – 5th Platinum

3 Air Products SA, Head Office – 5th Platinum

4 Air Products SA, Impala Platinum, Springs – 2nd Platinum

5 Air Products SA, Port Elizabeth – 8th Platinum

6 Air Products SA, Sasolburg – 4th Platinum

7 Air Products SA, Witbank – 3rd Platinum

8
Amalgamated Beverage Industries, Soft Drink Division of SAB, Welkom –
3rd Platinum

9 Auma SA – 8th Green

10 Bramol Project Management, Richards Bay – 3rd Platinum

11 Dwarsloop Beer Wholesalers – 5th Platinum

12
Eskom Holdings Generation Division, Matimba Power Station – 2nd Platinum

13
Eskom Holdings Generation Division, Majuba Power Station – 10th Platinum

14 Eskom Holdings, Duvha Power Station, Witbank – 9th Platinum

15
Eskom Holdings, Peaking Generation, Acacia Power Station –
4th Platinum

16
Eskom Holdings, Peaking Generation, Gariep Power Station –
3rd Platinum

17
Eskom Holdings, Peaking Generation, Palmiet Pump Storage Scheme –
11th Platinum

18
Eskom Holdings, Peaking Generation, Vanderkloof Power Station –
6th Platinum

19
Eskom Holdings, Kendal Power Station – 4th Platinum

20
Eskom Holdings, Koeberg Nuclear Power Station – 13th Platinum

21
Eskom Holdings, Peaking Portfolio, Drankensberg Pump Storage Scheme – 12th Platinum

22
Eskom Holdings, Peaking Portfolio, Port Rex Power Station – 2nd Platinum

23 Exxaro Namakwa Sands – 6th Platinum

24 Foster Wheeler SA, Head Office, Midrand – 2nd Green

25 Fresh Produce Terminal, Durban – 7th Platinum

26 Fresh Produce Terminal, Port Elizabeth – 5th Platinum

27 Geecom –2nd Green

28 Grinaker-LTA Civil Engineering – 1st Green

29 Idwala Carbonates – 4th Platinum

30 Idwala Lime, Danielskuil – 5th Platinum

31 Idwala Sales and Distribution – 6th Platinum

32 Industrial Water Cooling – 6th Green

33 Ipsco – 8th Platinum

34 Island View Storage, Richards Bay – 12th Platinum

35 Jeff Dyer Wildlife Services – 2nd Green

36 Jet Demolition – 8th Green and 1st Platinum

37 Karbochem Newcastle – 4th Platinum

38 Karrena Africa, Grinaker-LTA – 5th Green

39 Manganese Metal Company – 6th Platinum

40 Masonite (Africa), Forestry Division – 7th Platinum

41 Namibian Institute of Mining and Technology – 2nd Platinum

42 Pioneer Foods t/a Bokomo Foods Weet-Bix – 2nd Platinum

43 Quality Products – 6th Platinum

44 Saint Gobain Gyproc SA – 3rd Platinum

45 SGB Cape, Division of Waco Africa, Richards Bay – 3rd Green

46 Shajiao ‘C’ Power Station, Guangdong Yudean Group – 1st Green

47 SAB, East London Depot – 8th Platinum

48 SAB, Queenstown Depot – 3rd Platinum

49 SAB, Standerton Depot – 4th Platinum

50 SAB, Ibhayi Brewery – 10th Platinum

51 SAB, Alrode Depot – 12th Platinum

52 SAB, Belville Depot – 6th Platinum

53 SAB, Bloemfontein Depot – 6th Platinum

54 SAB, Butterworth Depot – 2nd Platinum

55 SAB, Chamdor Depot – 6th Platinum

56 SAB, Denver Depot – 7th Platinum

57 SAB, Empangeni Depot – 11th Platinum

58 SAB, Garankuwa Depot – 7th Platinum

59 SAB, Groblersdal Depot – 5th Platinum

60 SAB, Hartswater Depot – 4th Platinum

61 SAB, Hops Farms – 6th Platinum

62 SAB, Isando Depot – 6th Platinum

63 SAB, Kimberley Depot – 6th Platinum

64 SAB, Knysna Depot – 7th Platinum

65 SAB, Kuruman Depot – 11th Platinum

66 SAB, Ladysmith Depot – 10th Platinum

67 SAB, Mafikeng Depot – 5th Platinum

68 SAB, Mthatha Depot – 4th Platinum

69 SAB, Nelspruit Depot – 9th Platinum

70 SAB, Ottery Depot – 9th Platinum

71 SAB, Phuthaditjhaba Depot – 3rd Platinum

72 SAB, Pietermaritzburg Depot – 9th Platinum

73 SAB, Polokwane Depot – 5th Platinum

74 SAB, Port Shepstone Depot – 11th Platinum

75 SAB, Potchefstroom Depot – 3rd Platinum

76 SAB, Rustenburg Depot – 2nd Platinum

77 SAB, Springfield Depot – 15th Platinum

78 SAB, Training Institute – 12th Platinum

79 SAB, Upington Depot – 3rd Platinum

80 SAB, Vereeniging Depot – 8th Platinum

81 SAB, Wadeville Depot – 6th Platinum

82 SAB, Welkom Depot – 2nd Platinum

83 SAB, Tzaneen Depot – 4th Platinum

84 SAB, Maltings Caledon – 12th Platinum

85 Thohoyandou Beer Distributors – 4th Platinum

86 Tongaat Hulett Sugar, Maidstone Mill – 5th Platinum

87
Transnet Freight Rail, Container and Automotive Business, Belcon Terminal – 4th Platinum

88 Transnet Port Terminals, Car Terminal Port Elizabeth – 1st Platinum

89 Transnet Port Terminals, Car Terminal East London – 6th Platinum

90
Transnet Rail Engineering, Wagon Maintenance Vandyksdrif – 12th Platinum

91 Zaayco Electrical – 2nd Green

92 Zimasco Head Office – 3rd Platinum

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