About Philani Latha
Academic Level Degree Bachelor
Age 23 - 27 Years
Industry Capital Projects and Infrastructure
2021 - 2022
University of South Africa
Major: Environmental Impact Assessment and Mitigation, Integrated Environmental Management Systems, Auditing and Environmental Research Project.
2014 - 2017
University of KwaZulu Natal
Majors: Geographic Information System (GIS), Environmental Geology, Environmental Science and Geography.
2009 - 2013
Umbelebele High School
Majors: Mathematics and Science
2020 - Present
Bidvest Tank Terminals
1. Ensuring all projects are in compliance with Environmental Management regulations. 2. Ensuring all projects comply with ISO14001 through environmental systematic approach that reduces overall disposal of pollutants from project\'s activiy 3. Performing soil quality analysis at all sites where tanks are located and where LOC happens before projects starts. 4. Responsible for creating community awareness regarding risks associated with all projects, mitigation measures, and risks management thereof. 5. Responsible for auditing and updating Intergrated Environmental Management System to maintain continuous improvement process. 6. Conducting daily site inspections to ensure compliance by all personnel on site. 7. Analysis of external contractors hired for a project whether they comply to national regulation standards and issuing them of permits to work as per OHS Act 85,1993 section 9. 8. Liaising with Transnet for the daily issuing of permits to work. 9. Participating in HAZOP, LOPA and SIL study analysis during the Project Planning. 10. Performing projects risk assessments on new and existing projects using relevant safety data sheet and statutory regulations to incorporate project classification requirements. 11. Monitoring and managing of storm water and effluent drainage. 12. Facilitating the collecting of samples of storm water and effluent drainage to be sent for testing. 13. Maintaining site documentation (e.g. incident reports) 14. Conducting internal and site environmental audits.
2018 - 2019
1. Inspecting the gas station and gas pipeline through studying of vegetation, soil and water states along the Sasol gas pipeline servitude. 2. Ensuring the quality of the gas product is maintained and that no disruption in gas supply happens, no environmental disturbance happens and the safety of the employees and public is maintained. 3. Issuing of permits for all jobs to be done on the gas station or gas pipeline. 4. Inspection of Sasol gas pipeline servitude for any illegal activities which might jeopardize the gas transfer and put public and environment in danger of explosion and fire. 5. Ensuring safety on the gas station prior to work is maintained through isolating and venting out gas on the line where work will be done. 6. Testing devices, instrumentation and electricity within the gas station works properly (i.e. gauges, volume correctors, meters, valves etc.) 7. Ensuring customers get the correct amount of gas (volume and pressure) and that they are billed correctly. 8. Maintaining the gas station\'s equipment for a better performance and billing through doing of calibrations, checking and changing batteries where needed. 9. Raising awareness in public regarding the dangers that illegal activities on the servitude may cause on the environment, economy and society. 10. Assisting artisans in doing their daily activities in Durban (South, Central and North), anda sometimes Richards Bay and Newcastle.
2018 - 2018
University of Kwazulu-Natal
1. Inspecting and auditing the campus environment through collecting and nalyzing data for all the properties in Campus. 2. Checking the existing data whether it is up to date and update all that is not. 3. Inspecting all campus buildings that they comply with ISO14001, OHS Act and ISO9001 to be occupied by students and staff. 4. Assisting Campus Management Services with required data missing regarding all the occupied area. 5. Updating all the missing gaps regarding data on the UKZN system. 6. Compiling of reports regarding findings.