Health and Safety Training
- Turn your workplace health plan into a bonus for your company!
- Do you offer a good benefits representative? Do you have a workplace health plan that will attract new great candidates and also offer great benefits to the actual employees?
Good. Because you can use this health plan to your advantage! Here's how...
You have to understand correctly the benefits plan you are offering. As studies show, usually employees are not informed on the health plan they... ››› more
- [02 March 2015]
- Work related incidents. What you should know about reporting and investigating them
- When it comes about reporting an incident, you should keep in mind that this is a signicant aspect of what makes an effective occupational health and safety programme.
More specifically, it's tremendously helpful when it comes to identifying work related health and safety hazards, risks and dangers and putting a stop to them.
Here's what you need to know...
Here are the measure you need to... ››› more
- [26 February 2015]
- Lessons to be learned. Scottish Fire Service admits health and safety failings after 35 year old firefighter dies
- Ewan Williamson, 35 years old, died after becoming trapped whilst rescuing people from flats above Edinburgh pub The Balmoral Bar which was ablaze. The Scottish fire service has pleaded guilty to health and safety failings after the death of firefighter Ewan Williamson.
Here's what you can learn from this tragedy.
Although around 20 people were rescued from flats above the pub, the firefighte... ››› more
- [24 February 2015]
- Are you aware of the new occupational health and safety accord?
- Regarding the new occupational health and safety accord, Irene Louw of the Business Day reported, in 2002, that a new occupational health and safety accord was signed by representatives of business, labour and government, committing themselves to minimise workplace injury and to securing a healthy and safe workplace.
On this subject, it is important for you to note that Labour Minister, Membathi... ››› more
- [23 February 2015]
- News in 2015: When is a medical certificate considered to be valid?
- Consider the following situation: your employer doesn't accept your certificate. Not familiar with the situation? Then imagine that you, as an employer, receive a medical certificate and you are not sure of its authenticity.
Ways to verify this? Means to make sure it is a valid medical certificate?
In what follows, consult the following excerpt from the Ethical and Professional Rules of the M... ››› more
- [23 February 2015]
- Construction Regulations and the principle contractor. What are the clients' responsibilities?
- First of all, let us recall that on 11 May 2010 the new ''Draft Amendment to the Construction Regulations, 2003'' was published through the Government Gazette (Notice 391 of 2010).
One of the key principles embodied in the draft regulations is that the ''client'' will primarily be responsible for Occupational Health and Safety.
Morevore, in what follows, we draw attention on that f... ››› more
- [20 February 2015]
- Scaffolding accident adds to Eskom's load-shedding woes! Make sure your employees follow these 14 safety rules when using scaffolding
- As if Eskom doesn't have its hands full with all the power problems, a scaffolding accident is worsening the crisis.
Last week, one unit at the Koeberg nuclear power station went down. The Star newspaper is now reporting employees were doing routine maintenance at the plant when the incorrect positioning of scaffolding caused an accident and tripped the reactor.
The unit will be offline for... ››› more
- [11 February 2015]
- 23 topics you must cover during health and safety induction training for your construction site
- Whether your construction site is big or small, you have to give every new employee health and safety induction training.
This training needs to cover the basics of your health and safety rules and procedures.
But this doesn't mean you can just cover the main points and send your new employees out to work. There are actually 23 topics you need to cover in your health and safety induction t... ››› more
- [02 February 2015]
- Give your employees this guide during health and safety induction training to help them recognise risks
- One of the aims of health and safety induction training is to teach new employees to recognise risks. This is vital because it helps employees avoid accidents in the future.
But how can you give your employees this training in such a short time? After all, your health and safety induction training can't take weeks.
Simply give your employees this simple guide. It will help them... ››› more
- [30 January 2015]
- To keep new employees safe at work, your health and safety induction training must achieve these six aims
- Knowledge is the best tool in preventing workplace accidents. That's why you must give new employees health and safety induction training to keep them safe at work.
To make sure your health and safety induction training gives your employees this knowledge, it must achieve these six aims...
Your safety induction training must achieve these six aims
1. It must give your empl... ››› more
- [29 January 2015]
- Five steps to manage your contractors' health and safety induction training so you don't have to retrain them every time they come on site
- If you use contractors, you have to give them health and safety induction training. This training must be the same as if you were training permanent employees.
The problem is, if you get your contractors through a labour broker, you might get different workers every day.
If you don't manage who you've trained and who you haven't, you'll need to train all of them every time they come on site.... ››› more
- [28 January 2015]
- Seven steps to effectively conduct health and safety induction training in just one afternoon
- If new employees don't know what to do to keep themselves safe at work, they're likely to have an accident.
That's why they need to start their jobs in your company with effective health and safety induction training.
This doesn't have to take you hours.
You can conduct effective health and safety training in just one afternoon if you follow these steps...
Conduct successful health ... ››› more
- [27 January 2015]