Meet Alcane Selala: DFC’s Gem in Safety, Health & Environment
In the dynamic world of Health and Safety, Alcane Selala stands out as a beacon of passion, expertise, and a touch of humor. With a passion for environmental health, safe work environments and a desire to work in various sectors, Alcane’s journey in health and safety has been filled with unique experiences and valuable lessons. She brings a lighthearted and fun aspect to the critical field of health and safety, making her a unique gem within DFC.
A Trailblazer’s Journey
Alcane’s journey into the realm of health and safety began with a spark of curiosity during a career research endeavor. Delving into different career options, she stumbled upon an Environmental Health course that instantly captivated her attention. The broad spectrum of the field, from private to government sectors, and the ability to specialize in various areas, intrigued Alcane. Choosing Occupational Health and Safety as one of her majors in the fourth year of study, she found joy in the diverse range of processes and collaborations the field entailed.
Leadership at DFC
Joining DFC in April 2023, Alcane swiftly rose to a leadership role, tasked with ensuring legal compliance with all Environmental, Occupational, and Health Safety certificates and permits. Her responsibilities involved constant interaction with regulatory bodies, keeping the team updated on regulatory changes, and navigating through intense inspections. Despite the relatively short time, Alcane’s experience at DFC has been enriching, providing valuable insights and learnings.
Continuous Learning and Legal Compliance
Alcane emphasizes the importance of continuous learning in the ever-evolving landscape of health and safety. As legislation and standards evolve, she stresses the need for ongoing training and development. By staying abreast of the latest industry practices and regulations, Alcane ensures a proactive approach to creating safer and healthier work environments.
Staying Ahead of the Curve: Embracing Innovation
In the rapidly evolving health and safety landscape, Alcane actively seeks opportunities to expand her knowledge. Attending webinars and embracing technological advancements like artificial intelligence and digitalization are crucial components of her strategy. Her forward-thinking approach positions her as a trailblazer in the industry.
Unveiling Hidden Talents: The Modest Multifaceted Alcane
While Alcane modestly claims not to possess any hidden talents, her dedication and passion for her work speak volumes about her commitment to excellence. Her focus on continuous learning and adaptability to new challenges and technologies are talents in themselves, contributing to her success in the industry.
Envisioning a Futuristic Innovation: Robotics and Automation
Alcane’s vision for the future involves robotics and automation, particularly in hazardous and high-risk processes. She envisions a workplace where employees are shielded from occupational hazards through the implementation of robotics. By reducing the need for human intervention in certain processes, the risk of accidents and injuries can be significantly diminished, creating safer work environments.
Favorite Place at DFC: The Excitement of the Demo Room
Amidst the various locations at DFC, Alcane’s favorite spot is the Demo Room. Her eyes light up when discussing the different valves and their functions. The excitement she feels stems from her love for learning new processes and exploring innovative solutions within her field.
Alcane Selala’s journey in the field of health and safety is a testament to her passion for creating safer work environments. From her initial interest to her current leadership role at DFC, Alcane’s career evolution showcases her dedication to continuous learning and legal compliance. Her ability to stay ahead of the curve and embrace technological advancements positions her as a valuable asset in the rapidly evolving health and safety landscape. While Alcane may not claim any hidden talents, her commitment to excellence and her visionary approach make her a knowledgeable and dependable leader in the industry. With her favorite place being the Demo Room at DFC, Alcane’s excitement for learning and exploring new processes continues to drive her success, making her a true gem in the world of Health and Safety.
And, by the way, she is one of the driving forces behind the Health and Safety Team winning the “Best Health and Safety Awards” at the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) Awards for Excellence 2023. – just another feather in her well-adorned cap!