Anyone who has been involved in the submission for approval of Safety Files or “bus tickets” as I call it, knows how frustrating it can be. In most cases your file is simply rejected without explanation or indication as to why. But this blatant rejection of files in itself is an illegal and unethical practice […]
The Department of Labour has issued a prohibition notice against the construction site in Jacobs, South of Durban, where three workers died and five others were seriously injured yesterday when the building collapsed at the corner of Chamberlain and Manchester roads in Jacobs. The scene immediately brought back memories of the Tongaat Mall disaster in November […]
Since 2014, working in Construction Health & Safety has become a difficult task. This is because of the introduction of the Construction Regulations that stipulates a person who is to be appointed as a “Health & Safety Agent”, must be registered with the South African Council for Project & Construction Management Professions, a public protector […]
When you perform Health & Safety Induction, the question often arises, “what must be covered?” Rudy Maritz takes a look at what the Occupational Health & Safety Act says about “induction” and what must be covered. The term “induction” is not defined in the Occupational Health & Safety Act, 1993 of South Africa. In fact, […]
Construction people agree on 38 practices, and six factors for preventing fatalities, injuries and diseases, towards zero harm in construction.
Role-players should integrate management of health and safety in construction phases, the ACHASM conference 2015 in Cape Town agreed.
Road construction emergency planning and management is a difficult juggling act for a health and safety officer. Here is a case study.
Construction managers must serve only one site at a time, manage health and safety appointments, and remain liable, along with CEOs.