In 1993, the South African government introduced the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) as part of its commitment to protecting workers’ rights. The OHSA outlines basic principles for ensuring workplace safety, including: providing adequate training for staff on how to safely perform their jobs; conducting regular risk assessments; maintaining proper ventilation systems; using protective equipment when necessary; keeping up-to-date… Read More »THE IMPORTANCE OF OHS TO BUSINESS OWNERS
If you’re under the impression that some companies are exempt from the Occupational Health and Safety Act, you would be wrong. All industries in South Africa must be compliant with OHS regulations, and failure to adhere to the OHS Act will lead to fines, the closure of businesses, and even imprisonment. To ensure a safe and risk-free workplace for your… Read More »IS YOUR COMPNAY COMPLIANT WITH OHS REGULATIONS?
Occupational health and safety forms part of the National Health Act and exists in its entirety to ensure the well-being of employees in the workplace. It was created to minimise and prevent injuries on the job and is implemented in a variety of work environments, including office buildings, construction sites, and plants. It is important to note that some workplaces… Read More »WHY YOU CAN’T JUST IGNORE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY
No matter the site or the project, it is of the utmost importance to keep your employees safe. This counts for all industries, even though the construction industry most likely comes to mind first. Whenever your employees are on site, it is imperative that Occupational Health & Safety rules are implemented and followed to the letter. This means that all… Read More »KEEP YOUR EMPLOYEES SAFE ON SITE
Occupational Health & Safety is meant to continuously improve workplace health and safety standards. The importance of this Act should be front of mind at all times, to ensure that hazards are removed wherever needed, and that employees are kept safe. Ensuring that employees are safe in the workplace, will enable any business to deliver its best work. For this… Read More »OHS SHOULD BE FRONT OF MIND AT ALL TIMES
For a construction company in the throes of completing a project for a major client, the client’s needs are usually front and centre. Staying within budget, meeting the deadline, communicating with shareholders, and using the correct building materials are all very important parts of these needs. However, for the construction company to deliver its best work, it must ensure the… Read More »SAFETY ON SITE IS NON-NEGOTIABLE