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					March 2006

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS COURSE
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WHERE DOES AN EMP COME FROM?
• • • • Project planning – EIA Pre-construction – EMP Construction Post construction/rehabilitation

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EMP’S CARRY RESPONSIBILITY
• Management and staff have a responsibility towards each other and to the environment, surrounding communities and to the client • What does the EMP say?
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WHAT IS THE ENVIRONMENT?
• • • • • • • Soil Water Plants People Animals Air we breathe Buildings, cars and houses
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WHY MUST WE LOOK AFTER THE ENVIRONMENT?
• It affects us all as well • Disciplinary action as future generations • We have a right to a healthy environment • A contract has been signed
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(e.g. construction could stop or fines issued)

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HOW DO WE LOOK AFTER THE ENVIRONMENT?
• Report problems to your supervisor/ foreman • Team work • Follow the rules in the EMP

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MOSSEL BAY

• The area is very important, particularly for plants • It is a very sensitive area and must be protected • Important hiking/ walking route
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WORKING AREAS
• Workers & equipment must stay inside the site boundaries at all times

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RIVERS & DAMS
• Do not swim in, wash in or drink from the dams/streams • Do not throw oil, petrol, diesel, concrete or rubbish into the dams/streams • Do not work in the area around the dams/streams without instruction • Do not damage the vegetation surrounding the dams/streams
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ANIMALS - BIRDS
• Do not injure or kill any animals on the site • Ask your supervisor or Contract’s Manager to move animals found on site
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TREES AND FLOWERS
• Do not damage or cut down any trees or plants without permission • Do not pick flowers

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SMOKING AND FIRE
• Put cigarette butts in a rubbish bin • Do not smoke near gas, paints or petrol • Do not light any fires without permission • Know the positions of fire fighting equipment
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• Report all fires • Do not burn rubbish or vegetation without permission

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PETROL, OIL AND DIESEL
• Work with petrol, oil & diesel in marked areas • Report any petrol, oil & diesel leaks or spills to your supervisor • Use a drip tray under machinery • Empty drip trays after rain & throw away contents as instructed by foreman or supervisor
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DUST
•Try to avoid producing dust – •Use water to make ground & soil wet

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NOISE
• Do not make loud noises around the site, especially near schools and homes • Report or repair noisy vehicles

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TOILETS
• Use the toilets provided • Report full or leaking toilets to your supervisor or foreman • Keep toilets clean
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EATING
• Only eat in demarcated eating areas • Never eat near the dams or streams • Put packaging & leftover food into rubbish bins • Don’t feed the animals
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RUBBISH
• Do not litter – put all rubbish (especially cement bags) into the bins provided • Report full bins to your supervisor • The responsible person should empty bins regularly
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TRUCKS AND DRIVING
• Always keep to the speed limit • Drivers - check & report leaks and vehicles that belch smoke • Ensure loads are secure & do not spill • Stay on the road at all times
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EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS
Know all the emergency phone numbers: – Ambulance: ph: 10177 – Police: ph: 10111/876 8061 – Fire: – Site Office:

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FINES AND PENALTIES
• Disciplinary action may be taken against you • Your company may be fined • Removal from site • Construction may be stopped
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PROBLEMS - WHAT TO DO!
• Report any breaks, floods, fires, leaks and injuries to your supervisor • Ask questions!

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