When we talk about construction work, we refer to any work that has to do with construction, erection, alteration, renovation, repair, demolition or dismantling of, or addition to a building or any similar structure.
It's important to know the contractor duties when they're on site, but you should also make sure you know what the construction work implies.
Thus, it also refers to construc... ››› more
You need to conduct Toolbox Talks in your workplace (The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)).
They are a way for you to give your employees safety information about their working environment. And involve them in the safety management at your workplace.
Running effective Toolbox Talks can be a challenge. And because you must have them regularly (at least once a week), makes it somethin... ››› more
Whenever you don't comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, you risk penalties or special orders from court. But there are situations when you may not even be aware of the mistakes you're making.
Today we're helping you avoid some of the most common ones.
Read on to discover what they are.
Make sure you're not making mistakes when dealing with the inspectors from the Departm... ››› more
When it comes to the health and safety domain, an employer has various responsibilities towards their employees. Some of them refer to the process of risk assessment while others include the systems of work and the personal protective equipment.
Let us give you some specific information about the duties you have as an employer when it comes to your health and safety policy!
Here are your ge... ››› 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
Today we want to explain the importance of training employees on personal protective equipment.
We'll give you a guideline for the proper selection, issuing, use and maintenance of personal protective equipment (PPE), in line with the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 and its regulations.
Read on to discover everything you need to know...
The importance o... ››› 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
In respect to the activities of an organisation, you are responsible for managing an examination or a risk assessment of what could harm your employees or cause damage to property.
Here are the steps you should take when doing this:
- Identify the hazards associated with an activity (physical task, or process at hand etc), to assess the seriousness of these hazards and to formulate systems of... ››› more
The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) has launched its new Green Star SA Interiors tool. The new project encourages tenants to rate the interior fit-outs of their premises with the overall aim of encouraging a reduced environmental impact of its interior projects.
"We are excited to launch this pioneering new tool for South Africa, and believe that it will help transform thousands of o... ››› more
The appointment of health and safety representatives is a legal requirement.
Your company needs to designate representatives in writing, for a specified period of time.
It is important to note that the appointment of representatives should be done in accordance with the agreement as contemplated in the General Administrative Regulations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
But wh... ››› more
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