LIGHTING SURVEYS
LIGHTING SURVEYS
AIRBORNE CONTAMINANT SURVEYS
AIRBORNE CONTAMINANT SURVEYS
Fall-out dust sampling
Fall-out dust sampling
Ventilation Surveys
Ventilation Surveys
Ambient air quality monitoring
Ambient air quality monitoring
INDOOR AIR QUALITY MONITORING
INDOOR AIR QUALITY MONITORING
HEAT STRESS MONITORING
HEAT STRESS MONITORING
Stack emission monitoring
Stack emission monitoring
Noise surveys
Noise surveys

OUR SERVICES

EXCO Services primarily focuses on the assessment and monitoring of physical and chemical occupational health stressors to accurately quantify the risk of employee exposure in the workplace. In addition, we perform environmental monitoring, as well as certain specialised analytical procedures.

ABOUT US

COMPANY OVERVIEW

EXCO Services is a SANAS Accredited Inspection Body (certification no. OH0077) and a Department of Labour Approved Inspection Authority (certification no. OH0077 – CI 011) in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (No. 83 of 1993).

The company was established in 2003 and our head office is based in Bellville, Cape Town. EXCO Services, Gauteng operates independently and this business was opened in 2008 with an office located in Pretoria.  

Furthermore, we employ a number of occupational hygiene professionals based in Cape Town, as well as along the West Coast and the Southern Cape.

EXCO Services employ specialists in the field of Occupational Hygiene and all our consultants are registered with the Southern African Institute of Occupational Hygiene (SAIOH), an institution that is affiliated with the International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA).

We provide services in the field of Occupational Hygiene and Environmental Monitoring to a wide range of clients in industry, mining, corporate business and local authorities. In doing so, we assist our clients to comply with stringent legislation pertaining to occupational hygiene and environmental management.

 



MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of EXCO Services is to recognize, evaluate, anticipate and control occupational exposures to chemical substances and physical agents. Our Occupational Hygiene service encompasses worksite analysis of operations, conducted by our clients in the corporate, industrial and mining sectors. The primary focus of our Occupational Hygiene service is to reduce occupational illnesses and injuries, as well as to affect the decline of worker compensation claims.


VISION STATEMENT

The vision of EXCO Services is to maintain a high standard of professionalism and objectivity during all investigations of potential health hazards. Our function is to provide services as needed to our clients in order to minimize their exposure to health, safety and environmental risks, including associated physical and fiscal harm to their employees and businesses.


OUR TEAM

Riaan le Roux
Director/ Founder

As an aspiring marine scientist, Riaan studied a B.Sc. at the University of Stellenbosch, majoring in Zoology and Animal Physiology. After completing his degree in 1993, he joined the Occupational Health Department of Iscor and was stationed in Newcastle, KZN. As an apprentice in industrial hygiene, Riaan acquired a vast amount of knowledge and experience whilst working in one of the largest steel works in South Africa. Following a stint of almost 4 years in the iron and steel industry, a move was made back to Cape Town, where he joined a local occupational hygiene consultancy. During this period, Riaan applied his skill in various industries throughout South Africa and was also successfully registered as an Occupational Hygiene Technologist with SAIOH. In 2003, he successfully passed the SAIOH exam as an Occupational Hygienist and shortly thereafter, started EXCO Services. Riaan enjoys the great outdoors and you will regularly find him wandering along a hiking trail or playing a round of golf.

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Wessel van Wyk
Occupational Hygienist

I graduated from University of Stellenbosch with an Honours degree in BSc Conservation Ecology. My career started as an Occupational Hygiene Assistant at EXCO Services in May 2009. Since then, I have progressed to the level of Occupational Hygienist and have acquired a Chamber of Mines Certificate in Intermediate Mine Environmental Control. My biggest passion is improving the lives of people who may not be aware that they have the legal right to a clean, healthy and safe work environment. I love inspiring people to make positive changes in their lives and to have a positive outlook on all situations that may arise.

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Le Roux Bothma
Occupational Hygiene Technologist

I was born and bred within the realm of Durban, but relocation to the Western Cape was eminent after experiencing the lifestyle and splendor that Cape Town has to offer. In 2011, my undergraduate studies kicked off at Stellenbosch University, where I completed a BA degree (Environment and Development), with the focus areas in Geography and Development Management. Thereafter, additional subject fields were added, which included Financial and Cost Accounting, Project Management, Economics and Sustainable Development, and this gave me the opportunity to complete a BCom Honours degree.
The field of Occupational Hygiene found me after the completion of my studies and I was fortunate enough to start an internship at EXCO Services in 2014. Currently, I am practicing as a SAIOH registered Occupational Hygiene Assistant with an additional focus area on Mine Environmental Monitoring and Control.
I am currently in the final stages of completing my Master’s degree in Environmental Management at the Stellenbosch University, and in my spare time, I like entertaining my colleagues with my exceptional vocal skills.

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Lizette Greeff
Occupational Hygiene Technologist

“Be a lifelong student. The more you learn, the more you earn and the more self-confidence you will have.”   I am a born and bred Gauteng local but traded my big city shoes after matric to study Health and Skin Care in Stellenbosch. However, this was not part of the bigger plan, and I was fortunate enough to start my life as a full-time student again at the age of 24 in Potchefstroom.   I completed my BSc degree in Physiology and Biochemistry, followed by my Honours degree in Physiology, and finally my Master’s Degree in Occupational Hygiene at the North West University’s Potchefstroom Campus.   I have always been told that I will be a lifelong student, and I would love to still undertake the daunting task of a PhD degree. 😉   EXCO Services has been my home for a little bit over a year now, where I am employed as a SAIOH registered Occupational Hygiene Assistant. I am slowly but surely working myself up to the professional level of an Occupational Hygienist by experiencing a diversity of industries in the Western Cape. In my free time I love to read, participate in the variety of Parkrun’s in and around Cape Town on a Saturday, as well as spending time with my family and friends.

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Linri Bendle
Occupational Hygiene Technologist

I grew up in a coastal town in the Southern Cape, where spending time at the beach was (at least) a weekly activity during the summer months. After matriculating I studied BSc Conservation Ecology at Stellenbosch University and proceeded to work at EXCO Services, where I am currently employed as a SAIOH registered Occupational Hygiene Technologist. I’ve been at EXCO for just over six years now and count myself blessed to be able grow professionally through visiting a great variety of client facilities, while surrounded by knowledgeable team members. I enjoy an active lifestyle and love to spend my free time in the ocean, volunteering, reading and spending time with my family and friends.

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Melinda Bezuidenhout
Occupational Hygiene Technologist

Earth and nature has always been my passion. During my tertiary education at the Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education (PU for CHE), currently known as the North West University, I completed a BSc Degree in Zoology and Physiology. My goal at that stage was to complete a postgraduate degree in Marine Biology. However, during my undergraduate studies, the Physiology Department introduced me to Occupational Hygiene, which was a relatively new and upcoming field in South Africa. After some consideration, I decided to complete my BSc Honours degree in Industrial Physiology.
In 1992, I joined the Department of Mineral Affairs as an industrial technologist, and obtained extensive experience in the mining industry. After a few years, I was fortunate enough to relocate to Saldanha Bay, situated on the West Coast of South Africa, where I joined ArcelorMittal (previously known as Saldanha Steel) as part of the initial Project Team. During this time, I was responsible for environmental management, occupational hygiene management and the implementation of the ISO 14001 Management System, as well as OHSAS 18001.
I joined EXCO Services in 2004, a small company with a dynamic team of very knowledgeable, energetic, and supportive members, and it gave me the opportunity to gain work experience in a vast number of industries, ranging from agriculture, fisheries, petrochemical, as well as the wine making industry.
Fortunately, in my free time, I am still able to live out my passion for earth, nature and marine biology, by involving my time and energy into a small aquafarm situated on the West Coast.

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Dahné Janse van Rensburg
Occupational Hygienist

Since I was little I have always had an interest in animals, nature and geography. After school I studied at Stellenbosch University and completed a B.Sc. (Geology: Applied Earth Sciences) degree with Zoology and Geology as my main subjects. During my undergraduate years, I developed a keen interest in herpetology, and went on to complete my M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Zoology, which focused on the ecology of cordylid lizards. In August 2010, I joined the EXCO Services team with very little knowledge of occupational hygiene. Despite starting my career in an occupation outside my field of expertise, I found the work to be quite enjoyable. Being surrounded by knowledgeable and supportive team members, I have gained valuable experience in this field and have since worked my way up to the level of Occupational Hygienist. Working at EXCO offers a good balance between office and field work, and the diverse range of clients keeps the job very interesting. I do, however, still have a passion for the great outdoors, and enjoy camping in off the beaten track locations.

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Stacey Carelse
Occupational Hygiene Assistant

I grew up in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town. In high school, I discovered my love for science, and I knew that I wanted to pursue a career within the field one day.

In 2018 I completed my BTech degree in Environmental Health at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology focusing on Occupational Hygiene, as well as Food and Meat Hygiene. Initially I aspired to become an Environmental Health Practitioner, as I enjoyed working with people and making a difference in their lives. However, while studying, I found that I enjoyed Occupational Hygiene and that working in this field I would also be able to make a difference in peoples lives by helping to create a healthier working environment.

In 2019, I was lucky enough to start my internship at EXCO Services. Here I practice as an Occupational Hygiene Assistant with an additional focus on Mine Environmental Monitoring Control. Since starting at EXCO Services, I have been exposed to a wide array of industries and I continue to learn so much from my team members.

In my free time I absolutely love spending time with my dogs. I also spend at least three times a week training in boxing; kickboxing and Muay Thai, which I thoroughly enjoy.

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Yolandi Breedt
Administrative Officer

I grew up in Sasolburg, a small town in the far north of the Free State.  After coming on holiday to Cape Town as a little girl, I immediately fell in love with the energy and culture that Cape Town had to offer.  I knew that I had do make it a goal of mine to come and live here one day.  After I matriculated, I went on to further my studies in Psychology and Sociology at the North West University in Potchefstroom.  As the years went by, I never gave up on my dream to move to Cape Town and was completely bowled over when I was welcomed to the EXCO family in December 2018.   I am currently employed as EXCO’s Administrative Officer and will most probably be the first voice you hear when you contact us I feel absolutely blessed to be part of an awesome, hardworking team and cannot wait to broaden my horizons in the field of Occupational Hygiene.

In my free time, I like spending time with my friends and family.  Having a great love for music, I enjoy going to concerts whenever the opportunity presents itself.

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