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Another buy-out for Sheqafrica on the table

The battle for ownership of Sheqafrica.co.za has reached new heights following the recent resignation of the managing director, Diane Swarts.  Sheqafrica Africa Corporate Services(Pty)Ltd was registered in June 2019 and was the new owners of Sheqafrica.com, but after a four month period of no growth the company opted to shut down the magazine and use […]

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Advertorial: OHS-on-Demand goes live!

The new On-Demand OHS document service has gone live at midnight 1 November 2019. Employers can now download all OHS documents, forms and templates needed to put a compliance program together. And the price is a breeze. For R175 per month for the first user and R50 per user thereafter, OHS-on-Demand is the most affordable […]

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Africa Institute of Safety & Environment launches in 2020

A new voluntary association for Safety & Environmental Engineering is making inroads in South Africa ahead of its launch in 2020 and is offering a 3 month free membership as an early-bird registration process. Sheqafrica contacted M.P. Greyling, Membership Support Manager to find out more. According to Greyling, the Institute is serving the interest of...

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Introducing Author based Subscriptions

As from 1 November 2019, the content management of Sheqafrica.co.za will be taken over by FYI Africa (Fyi.africa) a media company and division of The High Option Ltd. As a result, the Sheqafrica Media Partner program will be terminated and replaced with an Affiliate Publisher program. Under this program, companies and individuals who wish to […]

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Safety degree change, and SAQA’s career advice [updated]

2019 was the last year of registration for new NDSMN and BTSMN students. SAQA has not renewed the identifier code for these qualifications due to a ruling by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) that all qualifications that are not aligned with the new NQF framework should be phased out.  The last date […]

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Sheqafrica.com is shutting down

Readers of Sheqafrica.com have seen the magazine for the last time on 9 October 2019. After several owners in the past, the company has now decided to permanently shut down the once popular SHEQ Magazine. Diane Swarts, MD of Sheqafrica Corporate Services said the magazine has been sold to a media company who will be […]

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Department of Employment and Labour set to conduct workshops on Major Hazard Installation

The Department of Employment and Labour’s Major Hazard Installation (MHI) sub-directorate within the Inspection and Enforcement Services (IES), will be conducting a series of workshops to institute relations with Local Authorities and collect inputs to develop an MHI technical document. The technical document is meant to assist the Local Authorities and the duty holder or […]

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VeriSHEQ set to counter CV Fraud in the SHEQ Industry

With the pending CV fraud requirements in the NQF Amendment Act, VeriSHEQ is the first to focus on prevention and control with the introduction of its services to  be launched in November 2019. With the proliferation of SHEQ qualifications offered, knowing which is which and who is what has become a nearly impossible task. VeriSHEQ […]

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What is Ergonomics?

By Angela Hendricks (Bsc Physio) Do you find yourself getting more and more uncomfortable towards the end of the day? Are you slouching at your desk? Do you suffer from neck ache or backache? Many workers don’t realise that the way you work at your desk can significantly affect your comfort levels. Ergonomics is the […]

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Understanding And The Investigation Of Road Traffic Accidents

In recent years, the specific subject matter and knowledge of Traffic Accident Investigation, Reconstruction & Cause Analysis has become an increasingly specialised and important tool to the Judiciary, the Police Services, the Insurance industry, private companies and many related industry companies and services. The attendance at any scene of an accident can be a very […]

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The Questionable value of CPD

I have to wonder what the value of Continual Professional Development is in the Health & Safety profession. Honestly. And in my view it adds a lot of value if we change the meaning of the acronym. Humor me, but for the sake of urgument, let’s call it… Continuous Professional Degradation When I receive invitations...

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How much time do you have to issue PPE?

We recently received this question via our online chat. The short answer is you don’t have time. Personal Protection Equipment must be issued to a new employee before they enter the workplace which requires it. There are a number of regulations under the Occupational Health & Safety Act which stipulates the use of respiratory and...

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How to manage Excavations

Most of people or contractors don’t take excavation safety seriously and workers are losing their lives due to collapsing excavations. Recently we heard about two people who lost their lives due to excavation safety failures. Just go to your residential area to find an open excavation. That trench dug to provide you with Fibre to...

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A new Star-Grading system on the Cards

Sheqafrica Corporate Services will be launching its EBP Star-grading system in August 2019. Businesses subscribing to the Sheqafrica.com Ethical Business Practices Program will be audited annually against the EBP Code of Conduct and graded according to their level of Compliance. Sheqafrica’s Managing Director, Diane Swarts explains the benefits of this Grading audit and how it...

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How do I write a risk assessment?

Writing your first risk assessment can seem like a daunting task. Fear of the blank page is a common problem; no idea where to start, or what to write. To start you have  to break down the core components of a risk assessment and build it from there. Let’s look at those core components: Step...

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