VENTURES: Hazchemwize Opens In Cape Town
Recent Western Cape Business News
CAPE TOWN-based companies in the hazardous goods market will soon have the expertise of Hazchemwize, a national company offering strategic solutions for dangerous goods, at their disposal.
Hazchemwize is opening a branch in Cape Town to fill what managing director, William Goibaiyer, sees as a gap in the market.
“We are ready to increase our footprint and offer a new range of services to clients in Cape Town,” he says.
They offer a full range of specialised and tailored services in the hazardous goods industry, including training and development, transport and logistics vehicle compliance, consulting services, labour outsourcing as well as incineration and disposal of hazardous materials and waste.
Hazchemwize’s wide range of training programmes include:
• transportation of dangerous goods and hazardous materials by road;
• dangerous goods handling and awareness;
• professional driver training and assessments;
• occupational health and safety legislation, representative, awareness; and
• Lifting machinery training (forklifts, cranes, etc.).
The labour department supply professional drivers in all three categories – Code 8, 10 and 14. Drivers are sourced, trained, developed and supplied to clients on a permanent, casual or ad hoc hire basis.
Compliance consulting services offered include structured and designed consulting and implementation programmes based on regulations and requirements prescribed in the following legislation and acts:
• Occupational Health and Safety Act;
• Hazardous Substances Act;
• National Road Traffic Act;
• National building Act; and
• National Environmental Management Act.
“These programmes take advantage of experienced Hazchemwize staff and advisors to assist in the implementation of occupational health, safety and environmental management programmes,” explains Goibaiyer.
“The ultimate aim of this type of programme is to provide customers with a truly integrated and well-formulated approach that supports sustainable development and growth within their organisation.”
For the transport of dangerous goods and hazardous substances, Hazchemwize has a partnership with a reputable truck company, which offers clients a variety of services in conveying dangerous goods by road.
This includes the supply and provisioning of vehicles that comply with the relevant regulations and legislation and the prescribed requirements for dangerous goods transport.
A wide range of fleet configurations and different vehicle sizes are available.
The company’s dangerous goods compliance and advisory service offers assistance with packaging, identification, requirements for all modes of transport – rail, road or sea.
Client’s vehicles are made fully compliant with all regulations for the transport of dangerous goods including explosives, infectious substances, radioactive goods and medical waste.
They facilitate vehicle registration and the various required permit applications for the client.
The Hazchemwize aim is to provide a specialized service of excellent quality that is aimed at improving skills within the workplace, or, as Goibaiyer puts it: “We make the client’s company fully compliant with the laws and regulations regarding anything to do with hazardous chemicals and occupational health and safety.”
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