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). Here's what you can expect DoL inspectors to ask for when they arrive at your company unannounced...
The chances of DoL inspectors rocking up at your company's door one day are huge. Recently, the Dep... ››› more
Did you know that an inspector from the Department of Labour can rock up on your doorstep, AT ANY TIME, and demand to inspect your premises?
That's right! It's completely your responsibility to provide a safe and healthy workplace for all of your employees. And if you fail to answer any of the inspector's questions, then you'll be in big trouble. In other words, he can SHUT DOWN your business! ... ››› more
Inspectors from the Department of Labour (DoL) can arrive at your business's doorstep, completely announced, and legally demand to inspect your workplace to ensure compliance with all health-and-safety legislation.
And if you're caught out, you'll face harsh penalties and fines which will severely hamper your business.
So don't ignore this very real possibility! Follow these 9 simple steps t... ››› more
There is a whole list of general duties strictly selected for the employees to accomplish while being at the workplace and managing their tasks.
The rules are set in order to secure a health and safety management system. And that's why,as an employer, you have to make sure that employees do the following while at work:
Five general safety duties your employees have
a. Take reasonable care... ››› more
As you know, Department of Labour (DoL) inspectors can enter your construction site anytime to investigate your compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). They'll pay particular attention to the following three things when doing inspections.
In January, we wrote an article on DoL inspections. We gave you a list of some of the aspects DoL inspectors will be checking when cond... ››› more
If you think you only have to do preventative maintenance, critical parts and formal inspections you're wrong. You also have to conduct ergonomic and regulatory inspections. Continue reading to find out more about these two inspections.
The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) requires you to do ergonomic and regulatory inspections.
But what exactly is an ergonomic inspection?
The ... ››› more
The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) mentions pre-use and post-use health and safety inspections. Continue reading to find out more about these inspections so you can comply.
Last week, we were shocked to discover that health and safety audits weren't carried on Tongaat mall site.
It's for this reason that we've decided to put the spotlight on inspections in the workplace today.
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The great thing about health and safety inspections is that they allow you to quickly identify workplace hazards and then take corrective actions. After all, prevention is better than cure. Here are two health and safety inspections you must conduct in your company.
In this article, we told you about the four types of inspections you may need to conduct in your workplace. Now, we're delivering ... ››› more
Section 8.1 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) requires you to conduct health and safety inspections in your workplace. Here are the four types of inspections you must do...
'You must conduct inspections to identify hazards and risks and to protect your workers, plant and machinery from potential loss,' says the Health & Safety Advisor.
There are four common inspections you ne... ››› more
You must conduct inspections to identify risks and to protect your workers, plant and machinery from potential loss. But, this isn't the end of it. You must also compile an inspection report that contains these six elements...
According to the Health & Safety Advisor, when you do health and safety inspections, you're not answering questions as you would in an audit. You'll check what actually h... ››› more
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