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9 steps to ensure legal compliance during a health and safety inspection

by , 10 March 2016
Inspectors from the Department of Labour (DoL) can arrive at your business's doorstep, completely announced, and legally demand to inspect your workplace to ensure compliance with all health-and-safety legislation.

And if you're caught out, you'll face harsh penalties and fines which will severely hamper your business.

So don't ignore this very real possibility! Follow these 9 simple steps to ensure that when the inspector comes knocking on your door, you're legally compliant with the Occupational Health and
Safety Act and other relevant labour legislation...


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 handbook to learn more on health and safety inspections in the workplace, or click here to order your copy today. 

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