- Must I still report an incident concerning a casual worker? Find out here
- We get tons of queries on: 'Does one really have to report an incident in x situation that happened to a casual worker?' And the answer to that question may not be what every employer expects.
Allow me to explain...
Revealed: The secrets to compiling COID and DoL compliant incident reports
No more sleepless nights worrying if your COID claims will be denied.... ››› more
- [14 December 2016]
- COID: Use this checklist to ensure you're legally compliant when paying contribution tariffs
- Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases (COID) is a government body that protects your injured workers by compensating them.
It does this by making sure you support their compensations, in the form of contribution tariffs.
Now when paying those contribution tariffs, you need to ensure that you do it in a legally-compliant way.
To help you do that, here's a checklist.
All yo... ››› more
- [13 December 2016]
- Six factors to consider when preparing your health and safety audit schedule
- Before you start your audit, you need to draft a schedule to plan how you're going to approach your audit. Here's our list of six factors you need to consider when preparing your audit schedule... Dear Reader
You know you need to conduct health and safety audits regularly. They help you identify the key problems in your Health and Safety System, check you're compliant and helps you prevent prob... ››› more
- [12 December 2016]
- What is a health and safety audit?
- This week I want to tell you all about health and safety audits, who needs them, why you have to have them, and a simple tool you can use to do your audit with the questions you need to ask in them.
But, it occurred to me you might not know exactly what I mean when I say 'audit'. So, let's start there ...
What is a health and safety audit?
The Health & Safety Advisor says 'a health and sa... ››› more
- [09 December 2016]
- Do you understand just how important conducting toolbox talks in your business actually is?
- Many employers think toolbox talks are insignificant because they're short discussions that usually last for about 15 minutes. This couldn't be further from the truth. Find out about the importance of conducting toolbox talks in your workplace.
The Occupational Health and Safety Act requires you to conduct toolbox talks in your workplace
Section 8 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act s... ››› more
- [08 December 2016]
- 7 reasons why you should conduct a health and safety audit
- You have a legal obligation to protect the health and safety of your employees. The best way to do this is to conduct a health and safety audit to identify problems in your health and safety system. This way you can prevent problems before they happen!
Let me tell you more...
No more piles of paper: use the very best available programme... ››› more
- [07 December 2016]
- Prevent fires in the workplace with this nifty toolbox talk
- One night, Jeffry decided to park the forklift next one of the main offices. Later, an electrical fire started in the office. It burnt down the door and spread towards the forklift. It then exploded because of the heat applied to its gas container. The results were absolutely devastating.
All it takes is one spark to create an unimaginable amount of damage to your business, which could cost... ››› more
- [07 December 2016]
- Avoid accidents and teach your drivers these five safe driving tips
- Driving is often considered a high-risk activity with accidents occurring all the time on our roads.
And so it is completely justifiable to stress the importance of safe driving tips for when on the road.
The last thing you want is for one of your drivers to be involved in an accident, especially not with someone else!
So don't ignore this possibility and reduce it by revising these fiv... ››› more
- [30 November 2016]
- Revealed: What to cover when conducting a toolbox talk on driver safety
- Did you know that South Africa's road accident death rate is among the highest in the world?This is just one of the reasons why you need to conduct a toolbox talk on driver safety. Read on to find out what to tell employees when doing a toolbox talk on driver safety so your employees know how to be safe drivers.
Tell your employees the following when doing a toolbox talk on driver safety
Yo... ››› more
- [29 November 2016]
- Your employee Mark's injured at work and he's been booked off for three months. Here's what happens to his salary
- Picture this scenario: It's the end of the work day and all your employees are starting to leave. Mark, who's working at the top of a ladder, finishes his work and starts climbing down. As he does so, he slips.
His fall shatters his hip and breaks two ribs.
You rush him to the hospital, where the doctor says he'll need surgery and can't work for three months.
The good news is, Mark can ... ››› more
- [28 November 2016]
- How much tariff will you have to pay to COID?
- Every company that employs people is required to register with the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Fund (COID). Read on to find out how much you have to pay to COID.
COID is a government body that compensates workers who've been injured at work or who have contracted an illness or disease at work.
It's important that you pay your assessment tariff within 30 days.
... ››› more
- [25 November 2016]
- Is an Injury on Duty (IOD) paid or unpaid leave?
- Do we still pay an employee for time off for an injury on duty? We all deal with injuries in the workplace at some point, so do you know the answer to this question?
One of our Health and Safety Club members asked an interesting question about injuries on duty (IOD). His question was 'Do we still pay an employee for time off for an injury on duty'? We all deal with injuries in the workplace at s... ››› more
- [24 November 2016]