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Employer's Corner by Rudy Maritz

Shore-based Operations maritime safety plans

The safety at Shore-based operations are often governed by laws not related to other industries as it forms part of the maritime industry under the auspices of the International Maritime Organisation and various international treaties and conventions. Shore-based maritime operations are therefore in a class of its own and requires specialist knowledge of merchant shipping...

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South African “compliant” Safety files does not comply

I previously wrote numerous articles on this issue and thought I’d add some more information. In my opinion, the Safety Files currently approved in South Africa does not comply with the law, no matter how compliant its delivery claims to be, and the reasons are highlighted below. If you search for “health & safety file”...

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Construction Health & Safety Files – the what, how and how much?

Whilst it is the biggest money racket in OHS, the Construction Health & Safety File is also the biggest source of disputes, frustration and delays in the Construction Sector. And while the jury is still out on the validity of these bulky stacks of chopped down trees, the prices keeps dropping as if it was...

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[UPDATED] Another doomed profession – Building Inspectors

The South African Council of Project and Construction Management Professionals (SACPCMP) has announced that it will commence with the registration scheme of Building Inspectors in October 2019.This has been postponed to 1 December on recommendation of the Building Inspector Task Team. Some of the key reasons justified by the SACPCMP for registration include: • Providing […]