Health and Safety Training
- What you need to know about Medical Surveillance: Your employee's seven obligations
- When it comes to Medical Surveillance, keep in mind that it's a process that will help you determine if your employees' health is deteriorating because they're exposed to hazards at work.
The aim of this process is to ensure your employees are medically fit to do the work you employed them to.
Let's see who needs to know about medical surveillance...
First of all, employers need to know if... ››› more
- [29 April 2015]
- Disasters are boundless! Make sure all your employees know what to do in case of any emergency
- Did you know it's not only emergency personnel that need training?
If a disaster like Nepal's earthquake had to strike your workplace, would your employees know what to do?
Read on to find out what emergency training you must give them that could save their lives. And your premises...
The one health and safety tip that could save your company t... ››› more
- [28 April 2015]
- Ergonomics in the workplace shouldn't be ignored in your Health and Safety Training Manual!
- Ergonomics, unfortunately, remains only a notion for many employers who decide they don't have the time, the money or any other resources to apply the principles in the every day work.
This remains a top health and safety mistake.
After all, ergonomics is all about applying and designing objects, systems and the environment for it's proper use that doesn't put your employees at risk.
It ... ››› more
- [22 April 2015]
- Travelling employees: Where your health and safety obligation begins and ends
- According to the labour law, employees who travel for work are considered to be 'on duty' 24 hours a day. And that means they're on duty the moment they travel to the airport, station or port.
If however, your employee has to be at the office and then leave for the airport, bus station or port from there, the employee is considered to be on duty the moment he enters the office, up until he ret... ››› more
- [20 April 2015]
- Your Health and Safety Representative has resigned. Include these seven elements in his hand-over plan
- When your Health and Safety Representative suddenly resigns, you need to have a clear and detailed hand-over plan in place.
That way, your next elected Safety Representative knows exactly what's required of him. And the transition won't hurt your productivity.
Read on for seven essential elements to include in his Safety Rep hand-over plan...
Fulfill... ››› more
- [17 April 2015]
- If your employees work outdoors, make sure they know these lightning safety dos and don'ts
- '6 construction workers killed by lightning!'
It sounds like something out of a horror movie. But this is the exact headline that dominated South Africa papers just a few weeks ago. This after six individuals died and five others were injured by lightning on the N8 outside Botshabelo near Bloemfontein.
And with the weather being particularly unpredictable lately, we thought there was no bett... ››› more
- [10 April 2015]
- A mouse pad could cost you thousands if you don't apply these three ergonomic principles in your office
- A simple thing like a mouse pad could cause a serious injury to your employees. Sounds silly, right?
But, if your employees' wrists don't get proper support when they're using a mouse, they could develop health problems associated with MSD(Musculoskeletal Disorders)!
Managing the ergonomics in your office needs to be a top priority. Because the last thing you need is to lose production due ... ››› more
- [10 April 2015]
- Seven essential reasons why you must maintain your workplace facilities!
- There are several reasons why you should maintain your workplace facilities, and all of them comes down to health and safety in the workplace.
Some injuries may never occur but so many accidents happen every day because the employer and the employees don't follow the basic rules when it comes about these facilities.
And that's why today we're showing you what you should know about inspectin... ››› more
- [08 April 2015]
- Did you know: Three task levels of risk determines the frequency of your safety audits? Here's how it works
- Safety audit frequency is established under certain rather clear rules even though the risk level of certain tasks may vary and implies various activities.
The main idea in this case is that depending on the risk level you will fix the audit frequency.
Today, we're going to explain how this works so you don't miss a safety audit.
Risk levels and safety audit frequency – how does it wo... ››› more
- [08 April 2015]
- Office health and safety: Five ways to keep the office free of hazards
- There are several ways you can use to keep your office and your team protected from hazards. Probably the most important rule is to never forget about the periodic inspection you should perform and to make sure your team understands the importance of the health and safety training.
Their actions influence anyone in the workplace and this is something no one should forget.
Here's how you can... ››› more
- [07 April 2015]
- Are you familiar with the general employer safety duties regarding listed work? Check out this list to be sure
- As an employee, some safety responsibilities are yours and yours alone. Together with the power of decision, also comes great responsibility. And today we want to discuss what how this applies to activities listed under the regulations. Pay attention since this work can be harmful to your employees' health and safety.
The listed work refers to some activities which involve risks and have a work... ››› more
- [07 April 2015]
- Six types of confined spaces you don't need a work permit for (And what you need to know about spaces that do need one)
- A work permit gives you authorisation for specific work, the length of time and location. But did you know that there are several types confined spaces for which you don't need one?
Read on to find out what they are... As well as what you need to do for spaces that require this document.
Here are the six examples of confined spaces that don't need a work permit
1. HVAC units (air conditio... ››› more
- [03 April 2015]