RCCH Construction is on a growth path in the construction sector despite the depressed state of the construction industry in South Africa. RCCH renders various services ranging from plumbing, welding, electrical plant maintenance, construction of conveyor structures and canopies, steel works, pipe fabrication and general building.
Its target clients include government and large private businesses such as Anglo Coal, BHP Billiton, Sasol, Flour Daniel and Grinaker LTA. The company recently completed the upgrading of Schubert Part units with Secunda Shared Services (Pty) Ltd. Projects currently underway includes work within Sasol Mining which are the Twistdraai Export plant, Sasol Coal Supply and Middelbult Mine.
The company approached Seda to assist it with attaining a quality management system as it was required by Sasol for the maintenance of the recently awarded 5-year welding contract. Because RCCH was a high value contract holder with Sasol, they were expected to have a certified ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System, incorporating ISO18001 Occupational Health and Safety Assurance System.
Following a detailed assessment, Seda assisted with the development and implementation of an Integrated Management System (i.e. ISO 9001:2008; ISO 14001 and OHASA- 18001) through Seda STP Quality division. Besides assisting RCCH to be able to fulfil its contract with Sasol, Seda saw an opportunity to create awareness on the importance of quality in business services, expose RCCH to international best practices and applicable standards, and to build capacity within the business to comply with international best practices.
Reneta Frans, manager at the company, says “RCCH is happy and satisfied with the service provided by Seda. This will ensure that we compete favourable in the market place.” The successful implementation of the integrated management system resulted in significant improvement in the quality of service, quality control processes, hazard identification and risk assessment, determining controls, legal and other requirements.
The company also experienced an increase in turnover from R7, 7 million to R9, 8 million. Staff numbers also rose to 76 from 59 in 2012