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!
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When it comes to 'promoting a culture of health and safety' in the workplace, one of the most important aspects is to encourage a culture of reporting incidents in the workplace.
Employees shouldn't hide any incidents in the workplace, but should report them.
Doing so will ensure that hazards and risks in the workplace are dealt with before they can affect someone else, which could put your ... ››› more
You have many health and safety obligations in the workplace which you simply can't afford to ignore. Because doing so could lead to a R100 000 fine or a one-year prison sentence!
So it's vitally important you ensure you're carrying them out all the time.
But there's one in particular many employers not only overlook, but misinterpret altogether.
In this article, we'll reveal to you th... ››› more
Every employer understands the relevance in the phrase: 'Positive attitudes attract positive results'. This is because it's very applicable to the workplace, especially workplace safety.
What I mean is that the way you and your employees behave in the workplace can determine their health and safety within it.
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You hear it being said over and over again, that you have to look out for the health and safety of your employees. And that failure to do so will lead to hefty penalties and fines.
Now, while this may be true, it's not to say that you are the only one who has an obligation. Your employees do too. In other words, you can put safety measures in place for them, but it's also their responsibility ... ››› more
Gold-mining giants Anglo American South Africa and AngloGold Ashanti recently announced that they had settled the claims of around 4400 miners, amounting to a total of R464 million.
Why are they doing this?
This compensation comes in the wake of miners' claims that they had fallen very ill, with silicosis and silico-tuberculosis, as a direct result of working on the gold mines and ... ››› more
As an employer, you have many duties that need to be fulfilled in order to ensure the overall health and safety of your employees in the workplace
And of those health and safety obligations you are expected to carry out, one of the most important has to be the relevant information, instruction, training and supervision of your employees in the workplace.
This means that once you've identifie... ››› more
You should be carrying out a legal-compliance audit on all your health and safety systems at least once a year. Doing this helps spot any problems in your health and safety systems, which can prevent any future problems from occurring. The logic behind its importance is somewhat self-evident, and yet its process is not necessarily straightforward.
What do I mean by that?
Well, it's simple - ... ››› more
In 1969, the Director of Engineering Services at the Insurance Company of North America, Frank E. Bird Jr., began a study into industrial accidents.
He analysed almost 2 million accidents in the workplace, with the co-operation of around 300 companies, before drawing some interesting conclusions. May I introduce you to the Frank Bird Triangle... The Frank Bird Triangle
Bird based his findin... ››› more
When it comes to hazards and risks in the workplace, you, as the employer, have many health and safety duties that MUST be adhered to. If you don't, you will face to terrible consequences, such as devastating accidents in the workplace.
Some of those duties are:
· Ensuring a safe work environment for your employees which is risk free (and maintain it);
· Reducing or removi... ››› more
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