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The planet faces a variety of troubling issues that stem from man-made contamination. Many of these lead to environmental problems that are causing long-term damage to the earth’s ecosystem. The most pressing Environmental Issues include:

  • Climate Change;
  • Manmade Environmental Accidents;
  • Overpopulation;
  • Public Health;
  • Pollution and Hazardous Waste;
  • Deforestation;
  • Water Scarcity;
  • Loss of Biodiversity; and
  • Soil contamination, erosion and degradation.

The GCS SHERQ team has been involved in authorisation processes and related work for over 13 years.  The team has a wide range of Environmental, Health and Safety, Risk and Quality skills and has been involved in the legislative aspects for several large-scale developments and multi-disciplinary projects. The aim of the unit is to provide a cost effective and efficient service to clients, which is tailored to the specific requirements of each project.


GCS Health and Safety

Two main pieces of legislation govern the Health and Safety of Employers and Employees in South Africa: The Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (OHASA) and the Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 (MHSA). For the Health and Safety Industry GCS offers the following services:

  • Health and Safety Risk Assessment
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Mine Health and Safety Act
  • ISO 45001 : 2018


GCS Environment

There are many environmental concerns for communities around the world to address and it could be argued that awareness about environmental issues is at an all-time high. For the Environmental Industry GCS offers the following services:

  • Ecology
  • Environmental Systems
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • GHG Emissions
  • Carbon Footprint
  • Water Footprint
  • Ecology Footprint
  • Energy Balance
  • ISO 14001 : 2015


GCS Rehabilitation and Risk

Risk is a measure of future uncertainties in achieving program performance goals and objectives within defined cost, schedule and performance constraints. For Risk Management Systems, GCS offers the following services:

  • Risk Assessment
  • Environmental Risk Assessment
  • Due Diligence
  • Feasibility Studies
  • ISO 33001


GCS Closure and Rehabilitation

The implications of closing a mine can have massive environmental, social and financial impacts and mine closure represents a significant cost to the mining industry as well as regulatory risk. For closure and rehabilitation, GCS offers the following services:

  • Decommissioning
  • Closure
  • Rehabilitation
  • Closure Liability
  • Engineering Design


GCS Quality

More than one million organizations from more than 160 countries have applied the ISO 9001 standard requirements to their quality management systems. For Quality Management Systems, GCS offers the following services:

  • Quality Management Systems
  • Quality Management Plans
  • ISO 9001:2015


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