- Six Health and Safety duties you must always carry out
- As an employer, it is your duty to ensure the health and safety of your employees in the workplace. Failing to do so could lead to hefty fines and even a prison sentence. The last thing you want is a workplace incident due to the fact that you don't comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act's regulations.
So here are six health and safety duties you must be sure to carry out on a consi... ››› more
- [22 August 2015]
- Why reporting minor incident statistics is important
- Reporting minor incident statistics is important. It's up to your managers and organisation's culture to make sure it happens. You can't blame workers for the failure of reporting!
It's important your company values reports and reporters - even when it comes to minor incidents. Let me tell you why embracing, encouraging and valuing minor incident reporting is important...
Why it's important ... ››› more
- [28 July 2015]
- What to do when an employee refuses to perform a job that might damage the environment
- Have you instructed an employee to perform an environmentally hazardous job? Let me put this into context by using an example. Let's say you own a clothing factory...
You have an employee named Charlie. Yesterday, you instructed him to dump leftover textile dyes in a small nearby river. Charlie refused. He said the job will damage the environment.
In such a case, what can you do? I'm going t... ››› more
- [22 July 2015]
- Toolbox talks on ladders: Why you can't not do one
- You may think ladders are the easiest subject on the health and safety list or training schedule. And that everyone knows the safety rules or how to avoid placing themselves in danger when using ladders.
You're wrong. So many deadly accidents happen because of the improper use and maintenance of ladders!
Here's why you need to present a Tookbox Talk on ladders today!
Keeping your la... ››› more
- [09 June 2015]
- Conducting a risk assessment isn't the only way you can identify hazards in your workplace. Here are seven other ways...
- It's your legal duty to look at all possible injuries and illnesses your workplace exposes your employees to. But that's easier said than done!
Here are seven ways you can identify hazards in your workplace and reduce the risk of injury or illness. And make sure you're OHS compliant...
There are over 100 health and safety questions you need to ask to measur... ››› more
- [19 May 2015]
- 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]
- Five reasons why you need to include ventilation as part of your safety risk assessment!
- Do you ever hear your employees sneezing and coughing non-stop in the office?
Well, you'd better start noticing before it's too late!
You see, poor ventilation is an invisible health hazard. It puts the health and safety of your employees at risk. And the financial consequences could shut your business down!
Here are five reasons why you need to include a ventilation system in your risk ... ››› more
- [24 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]
- Here are the duties you, the employer, share with your company's Health and Safety Representatives
- Although your Health and Safety Representatives (or HSE Reps as they're commonly referred to) carry out most of the responsibilities when it comes to your company's health and safety duties, employers should know that many of the duties when it comes to health and safety at the workplace also belong to them.
Let's take a look at them.
You and your HSE Rep share these safety responsibilities... ››› more
- [02 April 2015]