Effective training that engages all levels of employees on a mine and quarry, and positively influences their attitude towards mine health and safety, is important to reduce accidents and maintain healthier workforces.

So says director of the Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa (ASPASA) Nico Pienaar, encouraging quarry owners to find ways of training staff in a manner that makes them want to be part of broader initiatives to reduced health- and safety-related incidents both a company level, as well as on an industry wide level.

“It is important to note that only about 10% of what is learned on a normal training course is retained (and applied) by people once they return to their workplace,” says Pienaar.

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