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  • Eight topics you must include in your induction training for contractors
  • According to the new Construction Regulations 2014, it's your duty as the client to provide induction training for any contractors on site. Here's a checklist of eight items you must include in your induction training for your contractors. According to the new Construction Regulations 2014, it's your duty as the client to provide induction training for any contractors on site. It's a vital part of... ››› more
  • [18 January 2017]
  • What kind of training is required to erect a scaffold?
  • You probably know that if your company's erecting scaffolding it must comply with construction regulations. But do you know what the law says about the type of training required to erect a scaffold? Read on to find out.... If you're not sure of what the law says about training that's needed to erect a scaffold, the Health & Safety Advisor has got you covered. Here's what the law says about... ››› more
  • [10 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]
  • Use this checklist before doing any lifting on your construction site
  • Lifting any type of load, whether it's construction materials or equipment, or even people, is a big part of construction operations - not to mention extremely dangerous! All it takes is one little error which will lead to unwanted damage costs, employees getting hurt and ultimately your business being shut down. And that's why planning is so crucial here! So to help you prevent unwanted acc... ››› more
  • [01 August 2016]
  • Do you have employees exposed to high noise levels? Then begin this step ASAP!
  • You have a legal duty to look out for the health and safety of all your workers. And that duty consists of many aspects, one of which you've surely 'heard' of... I'm speaking about protecting your workers from noise induced hearing loss in the workplace. You are legally required to take necessary measures to prevent it as much as possible, otherwise you could be facing hefty fines or even im... ››› more
  • [13 April 2016]
  • Avoid fatalities on your demolition site with these 5 vital requirements
  • Demolition work refers to wrecking, dismantling, breaking, pulling or knocking down a structure, or part of it, through manual labour, machinery or explosives. From that very definition, it's overwhelmingly apparent that this is a VERY dangerous activity. And so it's only logical to deduce that the room for unwanted accidents is a lot higher than any other activity on construction. In act... ››› more
  • [14 February 2016]
  • Do you know the definition changes of the Construction Regulations 2014?
  • When starting a construction project, you need to remember the Construction Regulations Act 2014 made several definition changes as well as having introduced new ones into the picture! Can you remember what they are? Here are five definition changes you need to be aware of: Definition change#1: The new Construction Regulations use the terms principal contractor (PC) and contractor (C). ... ››› more
  • [12 October 2015]
  • Do the new Construction Regulations apply to you? Find out here
  • The Construction Regulations 2014 has introduced changes that affect your duties when it comes to starting construction projects. Not complying with these changes could see you paying hefty fines and serving jail time. In order to avoid this, you need to know whether the new Construction Regulations apply to you. If you carry out any of these three activities, then the Construction Regula... ››› more
  • [11 September 2015]
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