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  • Six tips to get your staff to wear their PPE
  • It's your duty to ensure all your employees wear their personal protective equipment (PPE). Here are six tips to get your staff to wear their PPE and the possible consequences you face if you don't. Dear Health and Safety Reps Your role as Health and Safety Rep is to ensure all your employees wear their personal protective equipment (PPE). If your co-workers don't wear their PPE and you ignore ... ››› more
  • [27 November 2013]
  • How many HSE officers must you elect in your workplace?
  • As you know, a Health, Safety and Environment representative (HSE rep) or HSE officer is an employee other employees nominate and elect to represent them on matters that relate to their health and safety at work. But do you know the number of HSE officers your employees are required to elect? Read on to find out so you can comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). The OHSA requ... ››› more
  • [25 November 2013]
  • Revealed: Eight safety checks health and safety supervisors MUST do EVERY day
  • Are you a health and safety supervisor? If so, the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) requires you to perform these eight safety checks every day... As a health and safety supervisor, it's important you check on your workers and the work they're doing, says the Health & Safety Advisor. During these checks, keep a lookout for hazards and risks that may have developed while the work is b... ››› more
  • [19 November 2013]
  • Can a HSE Committee member be prosecuted for failing to fulfill his functions?
  • As you know, a Health, Safety and Environment representative (HSE rep or HSE officer) is an employee that other employees nominate and elect to represent them on matters that relate to their health and safety at work (including environmental matters that relate to their workspace). But do you know what happens when a HSE officer fails to fulfill his duties, can you have him prosecuted? Read on to ... ››› more
  • [15 November 2013]
  • Electing a health and safety rep? Here's two ways to conduct the election
  • You probably know that if your company has 20 or more employees, you must have a Health, Safety and Environment representative (HSE rep). If you don't, you could be fined R50 000 or face jail time for up to a year, or even both! But do you know of the two ways you can use to conduct the election? Read on to find out what they are. There are two ways you can use to conduct the election of a HSE ... ››› more
  • [14 November 2013]
  • A new way to make sure your employees are safe
  • As a Health and Safety officer, we are forever looking for ways to keep our employees safe. I read an interesting article and it got me thinking of a new way that you can do this... Dear Reader A new way to make sure your employees are safe As a Health and Safety officer, we are forever looking for ways to keep our employees safe. I read an interesting article and it got me thinking of a new... ››› more
  • [11 September 2013]
  • What's more important... Your title as Health and Safety Officer, or your responsibilities?
  • Safety officer, here's five tips to educate your colleagues and managers on what you do in a health and safety capacity so they'll understand how vital it is to your business. Dear Reader What's more important… Your title as Health and Safety Officer, or your responsibilities? This is a question that's been plaguing one of our Health and Safety Club members. I've compiled five tips to educ... ››› more
  • [09 September 2013]
  • Revealed: Four crucial health and safety committee obligations
  • If you have two or more health and safety representatives, you need to form a health and safety committee. This is just one of your health and safety committee obligations outlines in the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). Read on to find out what your other duties are so you can comply... Your health and safety committee needs to operate effectively so that it can fulfil its legal resp... ››› more
  • [28 August 2013]
  • Look like a winner...Send Health & Safety reports to your board members
  • What can you report monthly to your board members or manager to keep them updated on your Health and Safety performance? Dear Reader Last week, we spoke about what your 'to do' list should look like as a Health and Safety manager in an office environment. Let's take it a step further. What can you report monthly to your board members or manager to keep them updated on your Health and Safety per... ››› more
  • [26 August 2013]
  • What's my job as a Health & Safety Officer?
  • You may think that your daily task list isn't as full as the health and safety officer of a construction site. But think again! Thanks to the Occupational Health & Safety Act there are still plenty of the regulations that still apply to you. Dear Reader, We had an interesting question from one of our readers on the Health & Safety Club site and we think you might be asking yourself the very... ››› more
  • [22 August 2013]
  • Are your health and safety supervisor's aware of their three main responsibilities?
  • The responsibility of providing a safe work environment starts with you and, the person you've assigned to ensure all employees comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA): Your health and safety supervisor. That's why you need to ensure your health and safety supervisor knows his three main responsibilities. Read on to find out what they are... 'Your health and safety supervisor ... ››› more
  • [01 August 2013]
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