SAFETY AND HEALTH
Safety is a key value and the number one priority for Namdeb. A zero harm approach forms the foundation of all aspects of operations and this care is extended to all stakeholders and the environment in which Namdeb operates.
Namdeb is proud to have continuously retained its Occupational Health and Safety Audit Standard (OHSAS 18001:2007). Amongst others, the company adopted a zero harm strategy, which outlines six key operational risks, namely: vehicles, electricity, confined space, lifting operations, work at heights and water.
Namdeb’s first priority is to ensure a safe and healthy work environment for employees. This is achieved through a holistic wellness programme which focuses on the prevention and care of diseases. In addition to this, a variety of services are offered to enhance continuous health monitoring.
In 2002, Namdeb became the first organisation in Namibia to provide antiretroviral medicine (ARVs) to employees and we extended this support to spouses, life partners and dependents. As such, the Company’s wellness intervention programmes provide a significant amount of support to assist employees who are affected and infected by the virus. This support is extended to communities.