If you have 20 or more employees, you must meet with your employees' representatives to discuss certain areas of the law and draw up a Health and Safety Agreement, after which you must implement it.
This agreement helps set up and manage the health and safety communication structures in your workplace (by using your Health and Safety Representatives and Committees).
Now, when drawing up your... ››› more
Knock, knock...it's the DoL! And it wants to see your health and safety records to make sure you're compliant!
He wants your evidence that you've done what's practical to ensure the health and safety of your employees.
You need to keep good-quality records to help prove that you've met your health and safety obligations as an employer.
Read on to find out what the four health and safety r... ››› more
Health and safety is confusing sometimes. You have so many responsibilities that it's easy to lose track. What would make your life some much easier is if you had a tool that could give you all the answers, templates, secrets and advice you need to run your company's workplace health and safety effectively.
Well, we have news that's going to change the way you think about health and safety fore... ››› more
There's been some buzz around FSP Business lately. You see our experts have been working tirelessly to bring you a new product that could change the way you do business.
That's a strong claim, we know, but that's how great this new product is. Imagine that any time you had a business problem and needed an answer you could simply open a programme on your computer, search and the answer would be ... ››› more
You must comply with the OHS Act!
Recently, the Department of Labour (DoL) conducted over 190,000 impromptu health and safety inspections. It even shut down a company for failing to comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). Employers have been warned that there will be many more inspections. Don't let them show up at your door unannounced. Here are just some of the non-complian... ››› more
Have you budgeted for all your Health and Safety expenses? If you haven't, you can end up losing profit from unexpected Health and Safety expenses. We'll show you how to curb these expenses by having these five items in your Health and Safety budget... Dear Reader
We're almost at the end of January and you're probably working on your budgets for 2014… Have you budgeted for all your Health and... ››› more
Statistics show that 200 000 workplace inspections took place countrywide from 06/2011 - 06/2012. This means that inspectors throughout South Africa are clamping down on Health & Safety laws. They're conducting more inspections before accidents happen. You could be next!
Read on to find out what penalties you may face if you don't comply.
My name is Louise Harty and I am you... ››› more
South Africa will endure the last big cold spell of winter with a cold front coming in next week. Not only does this mean your office heaters will be running full blast, but it means employees will take sick days. Sick leave pay costs SA business over R19 billion every year. That means that a single bout of flu - like the one that'll come with the latest cold front - will cost businesses upward o... ››› more
They say every child must wear a seatbelt - unless there are 60 of them on the same vehicle. That's the flawed logic of not having seatbelts on buses. You may think it sounds crazy, but the truth is that some situations are just breeding grounds for accidents. Like the overcrowded bus that crashed in Johannesburg on Monday morning. It was an accident just waiting to happen. What about your workpla... ››› more
Substance abuse can take many forms: Drug use, alcoholism and addiction to prescription medication are just a few. No matter what business you run, there may be substance abuse in your workplace. How can you prevent and deal with substance abuse at work? A Substance Abuse Policy is vital. Here's how to go about it... The Health and Safety Advisor says that every business can benefit from having a ... ››› more
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