Safety, Health & Environmental Review


An integrated Safety; Health and Environment (SHE) system is key to operations at RBCT. We pursue Health, Safety, Environment and Compliance (HSEC) excellence through a collective effort from all stakeholders.

Our primary Health, Safety, Environmental and Compliance objectives are to:

  • protect the health of our employees, contractors and visitors;
  • uphold safety and prevent injury to them; 
  • minimise adverse environmental impacts from our operations; and 
  • comply with all applicable legislation and standards.

These commitments are enshrined in our Safety, Health and Environment Policy, which sets out how we will comply, conserve and monitor in pursuit of upholding our safety, health & environmental promises, and will ensure that all our stakeholders are empowered to do the same.

RBCT continues to comply with the Occupational Health and Safety and Environmental Management Systems of OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 14001:2004.

RBCT was awarded the SABS President’s Award for its multi certification of ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.Our operations comply with national and international best practice, as well as relevant Acts and Standards:

  • Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993
  • ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental Management System
  • OHSAS 18001:2007 Health and Safety Management System
  • SANS 16001:2013 Wellness and Disease Management System
  • SANS 3000 Railway Safety System
  • Contractor Management System

We are:

  • Signatory to Energy Efficiency Accord in 2006
  • Voluntary Signatory to United Nations Global Compact Agreement and committed to its 10 Principles in the areas of human rights, labour and anti-corruption.

We hold:

  • A Terminal Operators Licence
  • SANS 3000 Licence (Rail Operators Licence)
  • Air Emission Licence
  • Waste Licence
  • Water Use Licence