SAFA MIE Workshop 2021


22 September 2021 from 08:30 to 10:00am.

Ex for non-electrical equipment – what you need to know

Presented by Paul Meanwell

Manager – Engineering Governance, Komatsu Mining Corp. Group


The use of Test Instruments in Hazardous Areas

Presented by Pieter Coetzee
Electrical Accredited Inspection Body Southern Africa


Members:  R150
Non-Members:  R280

Member Package Deal: R250 (Includes this event and the next one in Feb 2022)

The MIE Virtual Workshop will be held on 22 September 2021 from 08:30 to 10:00.  MS Teams Link will be shared to registered delegates on the 20th Sep 2021


Paul Meanwell was born in the United Kingdom in 1959. After leaving school he started his career in electrical engineering in the coal mining industry with the British National Coal Board (NCB) and studied further for his DMIHE (UK) certificate in electrical engineering. He remained with the NCB for eight years before emigrating to South Africa at the age of 25 with the Gencor mining group.

After three years with Gencor he went to work for a Johannesburg based mining supply company supplying underground mines with communication and control products (Davis Derby). Early in his employment with Davis Derby he also joined the “South African Flameproof Association” as the company representative. 
During his 12 years with Davis Derby he rose to the position of Director of the Mining Division before leaving to join Joy Mining as Certifications Engineer.

Paul has been with Joy Mining, (now Komatsu Mining Corporation) for the last 18 years and has held a number of positions including manager of electrical engineering and his present role of Manager – Engineering Governance. In this role he is responsible for a team of people looking after certifications and approvals, risk assessments, engineering projects, engineering processes, and engineering operational excellence.

Pieter Coetzee was born in Mariental in Namibia. He is an Explosion Prevention Consultant with 21 years’ experience in Petrochemical plants. He is also a master installation electrician (MIE) registered with DOL. He mentors MIEs to enhance their knowledge regarding explosion prevention in hazardous locations. Specializing in explosion prevention training, auditing of Ex repair and manufacturing facilities, as well as selection and installation of Explosion protected equipment (EPE), he is very passionate about the Ex subject. He has extensive experience in earthing, bonding and lightning protection in hazardous and safe locations.