Attention! Health and Safety specialists face fines imposed by the DoL!
Recently, the Department of Labour (DoL) conducted over 190,000 impromptu health and safety inspections. It even shut down a company for failing to comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).
Employers have been warned that there will be many more inspections.
Don't let them show up at your door unannounced.
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Ensure you're registered with the Compensation fund as well as with the Unemployment Insurance Fund.
Have a copy of the Occupational Health and Safety Act,
as well as the relevant Regulations, on your premises.
Ensure that they're easily accessible for all your employees to read.
In addition, put a summary of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act
on display, as well as a summary of the Employment Equity Act.
Ensure that you have an attendance register for your workplace.
Appoint Health and Safety Representatives and establish Health and Safety Committees in the workplace.
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Ensure that your employees are trained to recognise and report any health and safety problems in the workplace.
· Ensure that any moving parts on machinery is properly guarded;
· Store chemicals in a safe place;
· Clearly mark exits and ensure that they're easily accessible;
· Ensure that fire extinguishers are easily accessible and regularly maintained;
· Ensure that flammable materials are stored correctly (for example, kept away from sources of heat or fires).
Have fully-equipped first aid boxes on the premises.
Make sure that all electrical plugs are properly insulated.
Consistently report any workplace incidents to the DoL.
Ensure that all your employees have clean and hygienic wash facilities and toilets.
*Page over to chapter I 03
in your Health and Safety Advisor
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