Training and Development

On 10th May 2013, Distell invited Omega Risk Solutions to partake in an evacuation drill and firefighting competition. A fire drill is a method of practicing evacuation of personnel from a building for a fire or other emergency. Generally, the emergency system sounds and the building is evacuated as though a real fire had occurred. Usually, the time it takes to evacuate is measured to ensure that it occurs within a reasonable length of time, and problems with the emergency system or evacuation procedures are identified to be remedied.

Security plays a vital role during these evacuations and normally is the first responder to any emergency that may arise, especially outside normal working hours. Therefore it is crucial that these drills occur on a regular basis to ensure that all role players are fully trained and are familiar with the evacuation procedures.

Fire drills play a very important role in workplace fire safety. Although OSHA does not require fire drills, it strongly recommends the drill in its Evacuation Plans.

The Fire Department evaluated the drill and was responsible to evaluate staff during the Fire Fighting competition. After the drill, management and employees gathered for a debriefing, where the effectiveness of the drill was discussed. Strengths and weaknesses of the exercise were highlighted by the Fire Department and Distell was commended on the drill.

The day started with an Evacuation drill and was followed by a Fire Fighting competition between Omega Risk Solutions and Distell fire teams. Omega Risk Solutions came second amongst the 6 teams who participated. The day was concluded with a teambuilding and prize giving.

From the front: Security Officers Luyanda Vesel, Lukanyo Nkwateni , Sibiuyile Mac and Mr. Brent Comely from the

Port Elizabeth Fire Department

New contract: HUSAB (Swakop Uranium Mine)

Located near Swakopmund on the west coast of Namibia, Swakop Uranium’s Husab Project is the largest in-situ, and highest grade, granite-hosted uranium deposit in Namibia, and currently the third-largest uranium-only deposit in the world. The Husab uranium deposit is located approximately 45 kilometres northeast of Namibia’s main port, Walvis Bay, and within the Erongo region, an area that holds several world-class uranium deposits and mines, including Rössing Uranium (primary granite hosted uranium) and Langer Heinrich mine (secondary palaeo-channel hosted uranium).  Omega Security Services (Namibia) commenced with this contract on the 15th of March 2013.

From Left:  Mr. Johan van Vuuren (Omega General Manager Namibia), Mr. JP Bamptom (HUSAB Security Supervisor), Mr. Vivian Wolmann (HUSAB Security Manager) and Mr. Heino Schreuder (Omega Security Manager).

Omega Security Services Namibia

Omega Security Services Namibia has been experiencing huge growth the past year under the capable management of the Company General Manager Mr. Johan van Vuuren. The Company has employees in three Regions namely Windhoek, Walvis Bay and Swakopmund. The Company currently provides services to 31 Clients and in the past three months added the following Clients to its customer list:

• HUSAB (Swakop Uranium)

• Pupkewitz Mega Tech

• Etosha Transport

• Mass Cash (Cash and Carry)

• Model Pick and Pay

• Namibia Poultry Industries (NPI)

Service Excellence at Barloworld Equipamentos

Alda Afonso, Barloworld Equipamentos Health-and Safety Officer & Patrolman Jose Lourenço

On 18 April 2013, Patrolman Jose Lourenço was on night duty at the Barloworld Equipamentos Guesthouse in Caponte, Lobito.  

At about 01h47, he detected movements at the front of the residence and went to investigate.

Patrolman Lourenço detected and apprehended an unknown person who entered the premisses illegally. He then called for assistance and managed to detain the latter until the Police arrived.

PM Lourenço’s inisiative and good sense of responsibility was commended by Barloworld Equipamentos Lobito.

Five and Three Year Service Awards: City of Johannesburg Surveillance Centre

On the 26th of April 2013, Five and Three year Certificates of Service, were awarded and handed out to employees that have been in the service of the company for three and five years respectively.

Chief Superintendent Witte and Superintendent Foulds from the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) attended the function, and congratulated the award recipients and motivated them to continue with the good service they were rendering with regards to the Johannesburg Inner City Macro Surveillance project.

The Client and Omega COJ Surveillance Management personnel socialised with the Award Recipients to show their gratitude and appreciation for all the hard work and commitment shown over the past five years.     

The following are the personnel who received the Five and Three year Certificates of Service:


THREE YEAR AWARDS                                      FIVE YEAR AWARDS

M.D. MAGWAI (Operator) D. MASONGANE (Supervisor)
J.M. TEBELE (Operator) A. NKALA (Supervisor)
D. MAKHANTHISA (Operator) B. J MELATO (Supervisor)
V.P. NKOSI (Operator) M. V MABOKA ((Operator)
M. A. MATHOLE (Acting Supervisor) M.J. MONAKHISI (Operator)
T.Q. RANGOLO (Operator) J. MAHANGWAHAYA (Operator)
N.G. DLAMINI (Operator)