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 […]
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 […]
Effective selection, issue, use, and management of personal protective equipment, requires a detailed PPE policy.
In our prequel to this topic we looked at all the aspects to consider in finding the answer to the question of a reasonable rate for an OHS consultant. In this article, we will compare the consulting rate with the cost to company of a full time OHS manager in South Africa. First of all, […]
There seems to be a bit of confusion regarding the job of Health & Safety Representative or SHE Rep as they are often called. The reason is that there are two Acts that regulates these persons. The one Act is the Mine Health & Safety Act, and the other Act is the Occupational Health & […]
Owners of marine fleets have to conduct a fishing vessel compliance audit every three months in South Africa.
Sexual harassment is unfair discrimination, regulated by the Employment Equity Act, and Promotion of Equality Act. Here are some management guidelines.
Construction people agree on 38 practices, and six factors for preventing fatalities, injuries and diseases, towards zero harm in construction.
Engage and motivate people by leadership to align their needs and values with their work and their organisation, writes Saide Mansur.
A new case study demonstrates how psychological fitness assessment identifies risks, and enables corporate health and safety management.