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  • Do you know how many of your employees aren't at work today?
  • Did you know that on average 15 - 30% of your staff could be absent on any given day? And because of the high costs associated with absenteeism in your company that I told you about a couple of weeks ago, it's important for you to reduce absenteeism quickly. So, why don't you implement strategies that are attractive to employees and assist them in staying interested and committed to their work ... ››› more
  • [16 March 2017]
  • Eight ways to make sure your staff wear their PPE
  • Why is personal protective equipment (PPE) so important? Because it protects workers from injury! In the real world though, safety professionals are still struggling to get this message across - and make it stick. Unfortunately, expressions like 'Wear your PPE because it says so in the safety rule book' just don't hold up as convincing arguments. So what does work? Let's look at eight way... ››› more
  • [03 March 2017]
  • Here's why you need to conduct toolbox talks in your workplace
  • The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) requires you to conduct toolbox talks in your workplace. But what are toolbox talks? And what are the benefits of conducting them besides complying with the OHSA? Read on to find out why you need them... 'A toolbox talk is a short safety talk [that's] delivered at the workplace and on a specific subject matter. The objective is to raise awareness of... ››› more
  • [16 January 2017]
  • Three things NOT to do when dealing with temporary employee contracts
  • 'As a rule, unless the temporary worker is merely relieving a permanent post, it is most unwise for you to employ someone as a temporary worker in a position that is permanent,' says The Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service. Here are three reasons why you shouldn't break this rule ... According to The Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service, the purpose of an employment contract is to ... ››› more
  • [16 January 2017]
  • A much needed clarification: How to distinguish absenteeism from desertion
  • Do you know when an employee's absence changes from absence without permission (AWOL), to actual desertion? In case you don't, we want to tell you that courts see these as two separate offences, and so must you. Here's why... What's the difference between absenteeism from desertion? Absenteeism is generally a short period of time off without the employee getting permission. In this case, he... ››› more
  • [03 January 2017]
  • Your 14 step checklist for safe erection of scaffolding
  • If you don't take steps to keep your employees safe when they work with scaffolding, you could be fined R50 000, spend a year in jail or both. Don't take that risk! Use this 14 step checklist to put up your scaffolding safely. If your employees work at heights of 1.5m or higher, make sure the equipment they use is safe for them and the work they carry out. Here's what you must do to put up ... ››› more
  • [03 January 2017]
  • Six quick tips to make your staff wear their PPE!
  • Your role as Health and Safety Rep is to ensure all your employees wear their personal protective equipment (PPE). If your co-workers don't wear their PPE and you ignore it, you're being negligent in your duties and there are consequences.   .............................HIghly Recommended.......................... Attention! Health and Safety specialists face fines imposed by the Do... ››› more
  • [02 January 2017]
  • Seven things you can expect DoL inspectors to ask for during a health and safety inspection
  • 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
  • [23 December 2016]
  • Sub-contractors must stick to these health and safety responsibilities
  • If you're a principal contractor in construction, it's important for your sub-contractors to comply with the same moral, legal and mutual obligations. This will ensure you to successfully carry out any contracts you've been awarded in a safe manner. Read on to discover the three obligations your sub-contractors must stick to. Although a sub-contractor is your responsibility, he's still an emplo... ››› more
  • [22 December 2016]
  • Must I still report an incident concerning a casual worker? Find out here
  • 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... *****Advertisement***** Revealed: The secrets to compiling COID and DoL compliant incident reports No more sleepless nights worrying if your COID claims will be denied.... ››› more
  • [14 December 2016]
  • How much tariff will you have to pay to COID?
  • Every company that employs people is required to register with the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Fund (COID). Read on to find out how much you have to pay to COID. COID is a government body that compensates workers who've been injured at work or who have contracted an illness or disease at work.   It's important that you pay your assessment tariff within 30 days. ... ››› more
  • [25 November 2016]
  • Can you tell me what I should put in my employee's personnel file?
  • We often get questions about employee personnel files... Questions like: 1) What should I keep? 2) How long do I have to keep them for? 3) And what will happen if I don't? Today I wanted to answer some of these questions for you - so keep reading to find out...   *** Advertisement   One in three employment contracts put the employer at a disadvantage   The... ››› more
  • [23 November 2016]
  • Experts answer the top six COID questions
  • There's a lot of confusion regarding the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Fund (COID). Some employers don't even know that they have to submit their Return of Earnings to the Compensation Commissioner every year. But if you don't, you'll end up incurring harsh penalties. Don't let this happen to you. If you haven't registered for COID, read on to discover the answers to six impo... ››› more
  • [22 November 2016]
  • 6 Points you must know when paying your COID tariffs
  • Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases (COID) is a government body which compensates workers injured on duty. It protects your workers through you paying your COID tariffs. Not complying with the COID Act, will lead to penalties and fines Having said that, here are 6 important points you must know when it comes to paying your COID tariffs: 1. You must submit your statement o... ››› more
  • [21 November 2016]
  • Avoid a 10% penalty by knowing how to tax an independent contractor correctly
  • Employers often think they're dealing with an independent contractor as opposed to an employee, so they don't deduct any tax from his pay. You only deduct employees' taxes from the remuneration you pay to employees. But, if your 'independent contractor' is actually an employee, SARS will slap you with a 10% penalty for under deducting PAYE! Let's look at 4 easy ways to tell if a contractor truly i... ››› more
  • [15 November 2016]
  • Have you amended your domestic worker's salary for December?
  • There's been a recent increase in the minimum wages for domestic workers. It comes into effect on 1 December 2016 and will apply until 30 November 2017. This increase is part of an annual binding determination by the minister in terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act.   But before you increase the wages, you must know which Sectoral Determination you fall under. Let's have a look.... ››› more
  • [15 November 2016]
  • Six rules to stick to when deducting money from an employee's salary
  • We recently received a question from an employer who wanted to know if he could deduct damages from his employee's salary for damages to a company truck he was driving. They believe he was negligent because he didn't report that the truck's clutch wasn't working and drove even though the clutch was broken. They were going to hold a disciplinary hearing and, if he's found guilty want to deduct the ... ››› more
  • [04 November 2016]
  • Must your labour broker pay for PPE?
  • What would you do in this situation? You've contracted the services of a labour broker. He's given his employees personal protective equipment (PPE) to wear, but you've done a risk assessment and don't think the PPE is adequate. Can you force him to increase the PPE allocations to his workers? If so, to what extent can you do this?   Attention! Health and Safety specialists face fin... ››› more
  • [03 November 2016]
  • Seven tips for your workers to reduce their risk of heatstroke
  • Do you have employees who work outside? If so, then you need to be fully aware of the possibility of heatstroke. Heatstroke is caused by a person's temperature-regulating mechanisms failing under very high temperatures. It can occur from a combination of work load and environmental heat load. It's considered a real medical emergency and so attempting to avoid it from occurring among your employ... ››› more
  • [01 November 2016]
  • Warning! Make sure you know the difference between employees and contractors...
  • If you don't know the difference, you could be giving an employee benefits when he doesn't qualify. Or even worse, you could treat someone like they aren't your employee and land up with a costly labour case on your hands! Not to mention the legal fees you'll have to fork out to deal with your mistake. But first... What is an employee?   The law assumes a worker is legally your 'empl... ››› more
  • [12 October 2016]
  • Four types of OHSA's health and safety risk assessment you need to know about
  • Having a HIRA (hazard identification and risk assessment) process at your company is one of the most important tools at your disposal to ensure your company's compliant with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).Here are the four types of risk assessments you must do... Most incidents in the workplace happen because of insufficient management controls. One way of ensuring your compa... ››› more
  • [03 October 2016]
  • Toolbox talks: What your employees need to know about risk assessments
  • The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) requires you to identify all hazards and risks in your workplace. You must, thereafter, analyse the risks and implement control measures to reduce or remove the risks associated with your company's activities. Use this toolbox talk to train your employees on the importance of doing daily risk assessments in their work area... The words 'risk assessm... ››› more
  • [03 October 2016]

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