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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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[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 […]

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Why do people commit unsafe acts?

Four basic reasons for unsafe acts are as follows: Improper attitudes of the workers; Lack of knowledge or skills; Physical unsuitability; and Improper mechanical or physical environment. Except for reflex actions, unsafe acts are learnt acts, and can be replaced with learnt safe acts. If an employee’s learning has been inadequate or misdirected, it is […]

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Health and Safety Representative Training Workshop

Introduction Send your Health & Safety Representative on this 1 day course and improve the quality of your organisation’s OHS functions. Course objective and skills Delegates will gain the following skills: INSPECT the workplace and report back on those risks with the potential for causing an illness, injury, damage or loss. INVESTIGATE various incidents that […]

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SheqOnCall360 – a new professional body

Most professional bodies are only effective in developing a profession. SheqOnCall360 fills the gaps by offering a promotion service to jobseekers, practitioners and consultants. It is not a professional body in the common sense of the word. SheqOnCall360 is a promotional portal, allowing interested practitioners to list their CV’s / Company profiles for the public […]

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“Vision Zero” – a workplace free of accidents and diseases.

“Vision Zero” is the latest safety slogan as introduced by the Minister of Employment and Labour, Minister Thulas Nxesi while addressing about 1 000 delegates at the Occupational health and safety conference at Emperors Palace, Gauteng. He said business and organised labour have key roles to play to achieve the Vision Zero. “We have to work with […]

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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 […]