Safety Focus: Gibela Manufacturing and Training Facility

Dunnottar, Guteng, South Africa

Filter projects by:

Market

  • Cities

    Cities EMIA

  • Commercial & Residential

    Mixed Use

    Office

    Residential

    Retail

  • Education

    Colleges & Universities

    Schools

  • Energy

    Alternative & Renewable Energies

    Emissions & Combustion Products Control

    Energy Efficiency

    Fossil Fuel Generation

    Gas Generation

    Hydroelectric Generation

    Siting and Permitting

    Transmission & Distribution

  • Healthcare

    Clinical Hospital

    Life Sciences

    Senior Living

  • Industrial

    Agriculture, Food & Beverage

    Automotive & Heavy Equipment & Machinery

    High Tech

    Industrial Real Estate, Logistics & Retail

    Manufacturing

    Mining & Metals

    Pharmaceutical/Specialty Chemicals

    Pulp & Paper

  • Justice

  • Leisure

    Arts and Culture

    Hotels and Resorts

    Themed Entertainment and Mixed-Use

  • National Governments

    Civil Works

    Disaster Resilience

    Energy

    Environment

    Infrastructure & Facilities

  • Oil, Gas & Chemicals

    Chemical/Petrochemical

    Downstream

    Midstream

    Upstream

  • Sports and Venues

    Collegiate

    Convention Centers

    Olympics & Mega-Events

    Stadiums & Arenas

  • Transportation

    Aviation

    Bridges & Tunnels

    Connected and Automated Vehicles

    Freight Rail

    Highways & Roads

    Mass Transit

    Ports & Marine

  • Water

    Coastal

    Dams, Hydropower & Levees

    Industrial Water

    Tunnels, Conveyance, Collection & Distribution

    Wastewater Treatment & Reuse

    Water Treatment

    Watershed and Ecosystem Management

Service

  • AECOM Capital

  • Alternative Delivery Models

  • Architecture and Design

    Architecture

    Asset Advisory

    Interior Architecture

    Strategy Plus

    Urbanism + Planning

  • Cities Solutions

  • Construction Management

  • Construction Management

    AECOM Hunt

    AECOM Tishman

  • Converged Resilience

  • Cost Management

  • Digital Infrastructure Services

  • Economics

  • Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing Solutions

  • Engineering

    Ground Engineering

  • Environmental Services

    Air Quality Consulting and Engineering

    Climate Adaptation

    EHS Management Consulting and Compliance

    Environmental Contracting

    Environmental/Social Impact Assessment and Permitting

    Management Information Systems (MIS)

    Remediation, Restoration and Redevelopment

  • Fabrication

  • Finance

  • IT and Cybersecurity

  • Mobilitics

  • Multinational Investment and Development

  • Pedestrian Modelling (North America)

  • Planning and Consulting

    Geospatial Services

    Pedestrian Modelling

  • Process Technologies

  • Program Management

  • Public-Private Partnerships

  • Risk Management & Resilience

    Critical Infrastructure Protection

  • Simulation Models

    Rail Simulations

  • Tunnels, Trenchless Technology and Underground Infrastructure

  • Vertical Transportation Services (North America)

  • Visualization and Virtual Reality

Location

  • Africa

  • Algeria

  • Antarctica

  • Australia

  • Azerbaijan

  • Bahrain

  • Belgium

  • Bolivia

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Brazil

  • British West Indies

  • Canada

  • Caribbean-Puerto Rico

  • China

  • Colombia

  • Croatia

  • Czech Republic

  • Egypt

  • Finland

  • France

  • Germany

  • Greece

  • Greenland

  • Haiti

  • Hong Kong

  • India

  • Indonesia

  • Iraq

  • Ireland

  • Italy

  • Japan

  • Kenya

  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  • Kuwait

  • Liberia

  • Lithuania

  • Malaysia

  • Maldives

  • Mali

  • Malta

  • Mauritania

  • Mexico

  • Monaco

  • Montenegro

  • Myanmar

  • Netherlands

  • New Zealand

  • Norway

  • Oman

  • Panama

  • Papua New Guinea

  • Peru

  • Philippines

  • Poland

  • Portugal

  • Qatar

  • Romania

  • Russia

  • Singapore

  • Slovakia

  • South Africa

  • South Korea

  • Spain

  • Sri Lanka

  • Sweden

  • Switzerland

  • Taiwan

  • Turkey

  • Ukraine

  • United Arab Emirates

  • United Kingdom

  • United States

  • Vietnam

  • Worldwide

A new, world-class manufacturing facility is being built in South Africa. It’s at the heart of a plan to revitalize the country’s rail system, as envisioned by Gibela, a consortium that will deliver 580 trains comprised of 3,480 coaches to support urban rail development.

Located near Johannesburg, the 50,000-square-meter (500,000-square-foot) facility is being constructed by eight principal contractors, each with its own work packages. This approach reflects Gibela’s commitment to local employment. More than 300 of the approximately 500 workers currently working on the site are from the adjacent communities.

We serve as the project’s engineering, procurement and construction management consultant. One critical aspect of this work is creating a common approach to safety management that ensures Gibela’s safety performance expectations are met.

Both the project’s size and focus on supporting local enterprise and supplier development drive an approach to addressing environmental, health and safety challenges through partnerships and engagement.

Safety Solutions

AECOM, working with Gibela, has developed an engagement process to equip the contractors to contribute to the project’s safety work and build a shared commitment to safety. The process includes kick-off meetings to build understanding of Gibela’s different procedures for the project, including health, safety and environment. Other events include the “Toolbox Talk” hosted to celebrate World Environment Day 2016, which featured one of the project’s principal contractors. The event was an opportunity to highlight the role of individual employees in creating safer work sites through their own actions.

Achievements and Outcomes

In November 2016 the project celebrated the safety milestone of 500,000 hours worked without a lost time injury. Building a common approach to the project’s safety management through partnership and engagement was critical to reaching this achievement.