SAFEX Newsletter

The SAFEX Newsletter was initiated for all members and other interested parties:

  • To inform the SAFEX Community of what is happening in SAFEX.
  • To provide a forum for readers to learn from the published articles and opinions expressed.
  • To encourage networking among members of the SAFEX Community.
  • To ensure SHE practices stay current and is shared.

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Incident Notification

Members can now notify SAFEX of incidents online by completing the Notification of Incident form after accessing the restricted pages (Intranet) with their access codes.

If your Company is a SAFEX Member and you don't have your individual access codes, please request them using the Member Nomination Form. Please do NOT use anyone else's access codes

Responsibilities

Incident reporting - a team effort

To produce a quality SAFEX report at any of the three levels requires a team effort. Members of the SAFEX team are the:

  • SAFEX Contact in each member company who notifies us of the incident and also circulates the incident information SAFEX distributes within their organization;
  • SAFEX Secretariat who processes the initial Incident Notice;
  • Editorial Committee who scrutinizes any Investigation Reports SAFEX receives;

The team achieves its goal when members successfully interpret and apply the learning from an incident in their organizations.


SAFEX Contacts

They are the people who represent member companies in any SAFEX interaction. As senior people they have many demands on their time but are committed to improve the HSSE performance of their explosives operations.

Incident reporting starts and ends with the SAFEX Contact. Other SAFEX members depend on the diligence of the Contact in every member organization


The Editorial Committee

Members of the Editorial Committee are experienced investigators and reporters of incidents. The Committee member that is best placed to review an incident is nominated to scrutinize the Investigation Report for that incident before it is distributed.

The Committee’s function is to assist SAFEX in improving the quality of incident reporting by providing a fresh “pair of eyes” that can assist in identifying possible learning opportunities. By maximizing the learning members can obtain from every incident that is experienced, we can show some benefit for the pain incidents cause.