What to do when your Safety File is rejected

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 […]

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Three died in second KZN building collapse

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 […]


The SACPCMP – Know your Rights!

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 […]

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What must be covered in health and safety induction?

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, […]