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
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
No employer likes it when workplace incidents happen in their workplace, especially not fatal ones.
They are an unfortunate reality which many employers will be faced with at some stage, especially in workplaces which have high risk environments, such as factories with large machines.
Now should you be one of those employers, you'll need to follow the correct legal procedure. And to help yo... ››› more
A serious incident has occurred in your workplace! What now?
I'm pretty sure you'd agree that you should report it.
Sure, that's correct. But now that you've done it, what lies next?
In other words, in addition to your initial report to the Department of Labour (DoL), what must you do?
The answer would be to report the incident to the Compensation Fund.
But now that you know that, h... ››› more
Workplace incidents are a stark reality which employers and employees must face on a daily basis.
And should one occur in your very own workplace, you would have to carry out an incident investigation.
But how exactly does one go about conducting one?
According to a paper the Department of Education and Training, of the Queensland Government, there are 4 key stages within conducting an incide... ››› more
Health and safety audits are necessary for you to ensure your legal compliance with relevant legislation.
They help you to identify any problems in your health and, in so doing, they can help you prevent any incidents from occurring in the workplace before they actually happen.
Now, in implementing an effective health and safety audit, your auditor will need to first set out an audit schedul... ››› more
According to Mining Weekly, 'Gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti beat cost and overall production guidance in the three months to September 30, but fatalities and safety stoppages lowered South African output.'
According to AngloGold CEO, Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan, the multi-national company had a very bad quarter, in terms of safety, in South Africa - many of which were caused by ground fal... ››› 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
According to The Citizen, the British Airways Flight BA6234 experienced a landing gear failure during touchdown at O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg. It led to, as SABC News reports, passengers having to disembark via the Boeing 737s emergency exits.
Comair, the company who runs British Airways, will be conducting a thorough incident investigation.
Now, we all know how importan... ››› more
Incidents in the workplace are an occupational reality that you have to be aware of. And understanding which incidents in the workplace to report to the Department of Labour (DoL) is something to be equally aware of.
Failure to do so can be considered a criminal offence!
Having said that, here are your two options to report incidents in the workplace to the Department of Labour: Option#1: ... ››› more
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