Aquatico is starting of the new year with exciting news and developments

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Aquatico is starting of the new year with exciting news and developments

Aquatico in 2018

Towards the end of 2017 Aquatico concluded a further sale of shares agreement with Agile Capital (Pty) Ltd, increasing the black ownership level of the company to 51%, and the black women ownership to 30%. This exciting partnership, which already started in 2012, ensures that the Aquatico group of companies stay compliant with the South African Mining Charter.

We at Aquatico are ever committed to our values to contribute to social upliftment and the training and empowerment of young black scientists in South Africa.

We also welcome AquaticOH, the new occupational hygiene entity within the Aquatico group. AquaticOH was officially launched during October at the 2017 SAIOH conference at Muldersdrift. Occupational hygiene is the science of the anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of hazards arising in or from the workplace, and which could impair the health and well-being of workers, also taking into account the possible impact on the surrounding communities and the general environment. AquaticOH offers the modern occupational hygienist with accurate, reliable and credible results. For any occupational hygiene needs you are welcome to contact Deon Swanepoel, our inhouse registered occupational hygienist.

News on the analytical front is that our SANAS accredited laboratory has extended its scope of analyses to include for occupational hygiene analyses. New SANAS accredited testing methods include:

• XRD analyses (specifically looking at crystalline silica in respirable airborne dust).
• Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM)
• Gravimetric weighing of occupational hygiene filters (Dust).
• Metals on a filter (welding fumes)
• Occupational hygiene swab analyses.

With these new developments, the Aquatico group of companies promise to keep on providing a professional service in its already extensive range of monitoring services, including:

• Water quality monitoring
• Dust fall Out monitoring
• Mineral Waste Assessments

Should you be interested in any of the above mentioned services, or any of the current analyses provided by our SANAS accredited laboratory, feel free to contact us at paul@aquatico.co.za, hermie@aquatico.co.za; or pierre@aquatico.co.za.