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Safety, Healthy, Environment and Quality Assurance Courses

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Dam Safety Management (DSM)

Duration: 2 Weeks

Course Objectives

To provide Course participants with technical theory and guidelines for the inspection and surveillance of earth and concrete dams. The program provides hydrologic engineering information used in the design, construction and operation of dams and reservoirs.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the training programme, course participants shall be able to:

  • Inspect dams and dam structures for safety compliance
  • Apply the engineering knowledge to help them continually provide care and maintain dams and reservoirs to protect people and property
  • Ensure that dams remain operational and functionally safe

Course Outline

  • General aspects of Dam safety
  • Design and analysis of dams appurtenant equipment
  • Lessons from incidents and failures
  • Monitoring of dam behavior
  • Safety assessment
  • Maintenance and rehabilitation of dams

Target Group

Personnel tasked with dam condition monitoring and other suitably qualified personnel engaged in operation and maintenance of dams.

Divers and Rescue–Scuba Diving IMCA Certified (DRSD)

Duration: 2 Weeks

Course Objectives

The Divers and Rescue-Scuba Diving (DRSD) course is intended for personnel involved in under-water installations, inspections, recoveries and similar specialized undertakings for electricity utility companies. The DRSD course has been specially tailored as a foundatin course in the series of intensive professional divers and recue training courses at KGRTC. The course will be conducted in on lake Tanganyika, under the umbrella of the Internatinal Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), to which KGRTC is a Member since February 2015. The DRSD course provides basic methods and skills necessary for certified divers and surface support personnel to function effectively during diving operations for installations, searches, inspections, and recoveries.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the training programme, course participants shall be able to:

  • Successfully meet the challenges of their environment, maximize their resources, and safeguard their lives in a multitude of water-related operations
  • Apply their knowledge, skills and values (competences) so develped during training to handle new and demanding situations in their line of duty with greater clarity and confidence.

Course Outline

Module 1. Fundamental Theoretical Aspects of Scuba Diving

  • Introduction to Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Diving Equipment and its Usage
  • Common Hand Signals for Scuba Diving
  • Bouyance in Scuba Diving
  • Essential Concepts for Scuba Diving: Ear Equalization Basics / The Sponge Analogy – Understanding Nitrogen Absorption wrt Scuba Diving / The Pre-Dive Safety Check for Scuba Diving / How to Clear a Scuba Mask of Water
  • Charging of Dive Tanks
  • How to Become a Certified Scuba Diver

Module 2. Confined Water Swimming at Coastal Site

  • Basics of Swimming
  • Snorkelling and Musk Clearing
  • Field Exercises

Module 3. Confined Water Diving Demonstration and Practice

  • Getting Ready To Scuba Dive With Full Kit
  • Attempting Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Diving In Confined Water

Module 4. Open Water Diving Demonstration and Practice

  • Open Water Diving and Demonstration of Diving Techniques
  • Open Water Diving, Search and Discovery
  • Review of Difficulties encuntered during Diving
  • Open Water Diving
Target Group

Personnel involved in operation and maintenance of underwater infrastructure such intake, waterways, and tailrace structures. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and must possess current Medical Statement of fitness prior to attending the diving training.

Environmental Assessment and Information Management (EAIM)

Duration: 2 Weeks

Course Objectives

To provide trainees with technical theory and practice in order to enable them comprehend the principles of environmental issues and legislation.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the training programme, course participants shall be able to:

  • Carry out environmental impact assessments
  • Manage the information collected from the assessments
  • Advise and easily communicate on environmental matters

Course Outline

  • Development and Environment
  • Major environmental problems
  • Industry and Environment
  • Introduction to environmental assessment
  • Environmental laws and regulations
  • Elements of environmental impact and environmental auditing
  • Guidelines of environmental impact assessment in the energy industry/hydropower industry
  • Communicating hydropower environmental matters to the public (PR)
  • Case study: E I A of a hydropower project

Target Group

Senior Hydropower Industry personnel, Environmental Officers, Planners, Developers and Environmental Media Personnel and other suitably qualified personnel.

Environmental Compliance for Renewable Energy Projects (ECREP)

Duration: 1 Week

Course Objectives

There is a dire need for know-how and practical knowledge on auditing, inspection, monitoring and evaluation in renewable energy projects. The ECREP course has been designed and developed to prepare participants to perform comprehensive compliance assessments of all types in accordance with internationally and nationally acceptable standards and practices. The course focuses on enhancing knowledge on adapting, employing and implementing appropriate compliance tools. The course is presented as a hands-on training based on, among others, ISO 14000, World Bank Group IFC Performance Standards and Guidance, and donor required standards for individuals with training and experience in environmental and social assessment and management.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the training programme, course participants shall be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective environmental compliance skills related to different project phases
  • Outline inspection/audit program elements through gaining an understanding of compliance tools
  • Explore reporting options in line with international standards, including ISO 14000 and IFIs standards

Course Outline

  • Understanding the Environmental Compliance Process (Auditing/ Inspection, Monitoring and Evaluation): Renewable Energy sector, Environment and Development; Global and regional perspectives; the need for compliance to standards; Introduction to Major Environmental and Social Challenges: environmental damage, social affects and liability; Environmental Accounting and the need to manage; Environmental and Social Assessments, Management, Planning and Implementation; Standards and indicators; Links to Compliance Standards and Practice; International compliance standards that can be used by Auditors and Inspectors
  • Principles and Techniques: Terminology, Definitions and Principles of Auditing/Inspection, compliance needs and tools; Planning Environmental Audit: Process Overview, Scope, Approach/Methods, the Team and Reporting; Conducting Pre-Audit, On-Site and PostAudit Activities; Needs and gap assessment and Action plan for compliance; Trends in environmental and social dimensions.
  • Environmental Compliance in Practice: Environmental Compliance – Site Visit and Report Writing; Best Practices and Case Studies.

Target Group

Senior Industry personnel, Environmental Officers (auditors, inspectors, compliance managers, ESIA experts), Planners, Developers, Environmental Media Personnel and other suitably qualified personnel.

Hydropower Dams for Practicing Professionals (HDPP)

Duration: 3 Days

Course Objectives

The HDPP course has been designed and developed to provide a platform for personnel involved with hydropower dam operations and maintenance to share experiences and solutions to the many challenges faced with the dams across their lifespan. A number of hydropower plants in Africa and around the world were built between 1950 and 1965. Many of these are experiencing similar problems and their solutions could be similar. The civil structures of these power plants are being managed by a team of various engineers in various countries. Many have gained lots of experience through the hurdles that have been faced. Utilities in various countries in Africa have hired International Consultants from abroad to assist with their problems. Take for example Kariba Dam and Kafue Gorge Dam in Zambia, and Matala Dam in Angla, among others have all hired Consultants to advise on how to handle the aggregate silicate reaction (ASR). Over the years a lot of informatin has been gained and is being applied independently in various countries. Participants on the HDPP course will benefit from shared ideas, expertise, knowledge, information, problems and solutions relevant to the civil engineering expertise in Hydropower.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the training programme, course participants shall be able to:

  • effectively moniotor the state of Dams for Hyropower Operations

Course Outline

  • Importance of Civil Engineering Profession at a Hydropower Plant
  • Issue/ Problems faced at Hydropower Plants (ASR): Consequences and Problems, Classical Solutins to Problems
  • Impact of Concrete Defects and Deteriorations to a Hydropower Plant: Quantification of Impacts in Terms of Costs; Quantification of Impacts in Terms and Time
  • Instrumentation and Monitring System: Monitring Movements in Civil Structures; Types of Monitring Systems; Modern Technologies and Data Management; Manufactures Showcase
  • Visits to Hydropower Plant for Industry Practice and Benchmarking

Target Group

Engineers, Technicians and other suitably qualified personnel involved with with hydropower dam operations and maintenance.

Industrial Occupational Health and Safety Management (IOHSM)

Duration: 2 Weeks

Course Objectives

To provide Course participants with technical theory and practice in order to enable them comprehend safety and fire risk management in an industrial environment. The program includes visits to some industries and the Kafue Gorge power station. Live demonstrations are carried out on fire fighting techniques for the course participants to be acquainted with actual equipment and procedures.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the training programme, course participants shall be able to:

  • Demonstrate competence in safety at work places
  • React to emergencies and train subordinates on safety related issues
  • Enhance safe working environment

Course Outline

  • Industrial Occupational Health
  • Safety Legislation, Health and Safety Policies
  • Accident Prevention Concepts
  • Accident Investigation and Record Keeping
  • Safety Audits and Inspections
  • Safe work places & safe systems of work
  • Risk Assessment
  • Applied Health & Safety
  • Fire safety

Target Group

Engineers, maintenance and operational personnel, Safety officers, personnel with safety responsibilities and other suitably qualified personnel.

Managing Water Hyacinth and Siltation in Reservoris (MWHSR)

Duration: 1 Week

Course Objectives

The impact of water hyacinth and siltation in water reserviors for hydropower applications require concerted effort among stakehlders including management teams of utilities, policy makers researches and the general public. The MWHSR course has been designed to raise awareness and a call to action among Environmentalists, Policy Makers, Researchers, and industry practitioners to alleviate the socio-economic impacts and costs of water hyacinth and siltation in reserviors for hydropower applications.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the training programme, course participants shall be able to:

  • Adopt apprpriate mitigatins to combat proliferation of water hyacinth
  • Fully engage with stakehlders at all levels to coordinate activities aimed at changing bad practices along river courses

Course Outline

  • Overview of Challenges and Mitigations on Weed and Siltation in Hydropower Reserviors
  • Water Hyacinth – Problems and Types, Magnitude of Socio – Economic and Environmental Impacts
  • Water Hyacinth, Economic and Environmental Costs
  • Available Alternatives for Managing Water Hyacinth – Effectiveness, Costs and Possible Benefits
  • Experiences in the effective management of the weed problem in other situations within the region and globally
  • Water Hyacinth Ecology and Hydrodynamics
  • Silt Problems in Small Hydropower Stations
  • Silt Problems in Hydropower Stations-A Case Study of Kariba Dam
  • Country Presentations on Water Hyacinth and Siltation Challenges
  • Case Studies and Technical Excursions to Designated Sites in Zambia

Target Group

Environmentalists, Policy Makers, Researchers, Managers, Engineers and any personnel suitably qualified responsible for planning and managing water reserviors for hydropower applications.

Quality Management Systems (QMS)

Duration: 3 Days

Course Objectives

Every business exists to maximize its responsiveness to stakeholders’ aspirations. A well established, implemented, maintained, and communicated management system helps an organization to achieve this role in a sustainable, structured and cost effective manner. The QMS course has been designed to help staff at all levels of an organization gain a deeper and practical appreciation of the benefits for a Quality Management Systems based on the ISO 9001 Standard Requirements.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the training programme, course participants shall be able to:

  • Adopt appropriate strategies to effectively achieve corporate objectives
  • Identity areas of waste and implement appropriate waste reduction measures.
  • Effectively engage into continuous improvement activities.

Course Outline

  • Overview of ISO Management Systems
  • QMS coordination, awareness and appreciation in the Organisation
  • Winning employee and management support in the implementation and maintenance of QMS
  • Monitoring, measurement and improvement of processes
  • Monitoring and management of customer complaints
  • Documentation System and its control
  • Integrating procedures to build a concise quality management system
  • Appreciating interdependence of activities to achieve corporate objectives
  • Appreciating the benefits of quality management systems
  • A Case for QMS and Overal Business Sustainability

Target Group

Staff at various levels of an organization – Impacting on achievement of overall corporate objectives.

Safe Management of PCBs (SMPCBs)

Duration: 3 Days

Course Objectives

To provide participants with technical theory and modern practices in PCBs and PCBs Waste Management. The course covers associated dangers, and safe management of waste with regards the handling, disposal and works with i.e. – Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB’s).

Learning Objectives

At the end of the training programme, course participants shall be able to:

  • Handle PCBs, waste transformer oils, other waste materials safely
  • Institute prudent work procedures, safe storage and disposal of waste.
  • Protect themselves by proper use of protective clothing and disposal of materials used in their work environment.

Course Outline

  • What are PCBs (Polychlorinated Biphenyls)
  • Waste Classification
  • Dangers of PCBs
  • Waste Generation Centres (Sources of Waste)
  • Waste Management and Waste Disposal
  • Handling of Materials with PCBs (Types of Protective Clothing)
  • Identification and labeling
  • Sampling and Testing for PCBs
  • Servicing of Electrical Equipment with PCBs
  • Training and Education
  • Communication
  • PCB Storage facility Site Visits

Target Group

Personnel in waste management and environmental units, Engineers, Technicians and other suitably qualified personnel.

Safety, Health, Environment and Quality Management (SHEQM)

Duration: 4 Weeks

Course Objectives

The course has been designed to equip staff at all levels with modern age knowledge and skills for excellence in stimulating and sustaining awareness and compliance to safety and health, environmental protection and quality requirements as an ongoing, measurable and managed process in an organization. The purpose of this course is to provide course participants with technical principles and best practice in order to enable them implement health, safety, environmental risk and quality management in an industrial environment.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the training programme, course participants shall be able to:

  • Demonstrate competence and explain the importance of workplace safety, health and environmental compliance
  • Carry out environmental impact assessment
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of quality management systems and concepts, quality improvement and problem solving and internal auditing
  • Explain basic legal requirements pertaining to SHEQM
  • Promote SHEQM procedures in the workplace
  • Effectively exercise safety, health and environmental responsibilities and requirements in the workplace
  • React to emergencies and control basic SHE hazards and risks

Course Outline

  • Introduction to applied health and safety
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Legislation on occupational health and safety
  • Health and safety theories, principles and SHEQ systems
  • Technical safety
  • Handling of Materials with PCBs (Types of Protective Clothing)
  • Health management
  • Environmental assessment and information management
  • Quality management systems
  • Implementation, maintenance and organization of a SHEQ program
  • Safety in transmission systems
  • Safety in substations
  • Safety requirements for projects and contracted work

Target Group

Engineers, maintenance and operation personnel, safety officers, project supervisors/managers and any other suitably qualified personnel involved with safety and health, environment and quality management responsibilities.

Water Production and Management (WPM)

Duration: 3 Weeks

Course Objectives

The Water Production and Management (WPM) course has been specially tailored to introduce the participant to the relationship between portable drinking water and health, and the important role that the water operator plays in maintaining a safe and ample supply of drinking water. An overall water cycle is presented together with a general description of the responsibilities of water utility personnel and the need for regulation of the water industry to protect the public health, safety and welfare. A general introduction to the source, characteristics, production, treatment, disinfection, storage and distribution of portable water is presented, together with instructions on general hazards and safety practices. Basic water chemistry and mathematics skills are developed and applied to the water industry. The course includes excursions to water works stations and other related plants.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the training programme, course participants shall be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of the operation principles, equipment and procedures used for operating, maintaining and managing a water production, purification and distribution system
  • Implement maintenance requirements of a water works’ mechanical, electrical and civil plant and equipment
  • Apply working knowledge of safety equipment and special safety procedures in water works plants
  • Carryout responsibilities of water works operators
  • Apply knowledge, skills and values so developed to demanding situations in their line of duty

Course Outline

  • Instrumentation and control
  • Introductory mathematics, mechanical principles and chemistry
  • Water sources and their management
  • Water testing and treatment
  • Technical safety
  • Operation principles and maintenance of water production equipment
  • Water handling facilities
  • Map reading and environmental management

Target Group

Pump attendants, plant operators, distribution operators or any suitably qualified personnel involved in water production and management.