Health and Safety

Services in association with WC Safety

• Project Management
• Conduct Continuous Risk Assessment
• Conduct Monthly Safety Audits
• Facilitate learning using a variety of given methodologies
• Draw-up of Safety File
• Assisting with Safety Files Administration
• Drawing up of evacuation plans for approval from Fire Department as well as local Municipality
• Compliance to the OSH Act and Construction Regulations

Safety files are required by the OHS Act. To build a proper safety file takes time and you need appropriate knowledge of the legal requirements. We can help you build and also maintain your company’s safety file as well as assist with inspections.

The purpose of health and safety, whether it be on a construction site or in your business is fundamental to the smooth running of your organisation.

Health & Safety in Construction

Protects the home owner by ensuring that all contractors onsite comply with the regulation I.e. All contractors on site have a health and safety file and are registered with the compensation fund. This not only protects the home owner from possible persecution should a serious incident occur, but also the contracting firm involved.
What it entails:

 
 

Workers that do not have personal protective equipment need to be issued with the necessary
Toolbox talks are conducted weekly. (a short training session of approximately 5min) to discuss the week ahead and give informative information regarding safety issues.
Risk assessments are conducted weekly or with every job change on site and discussed with workers.
Monthly safety audits are conducted to ensure compliance and that the file is being kept up to date by the builders.

Feedback is given regularly to the home owner/contractor in order to stay up to date and ensure a safe working area for everyone.

Health and Safety Retail

Protects the business and business owner by ensuring they stay compliant with the law. By having all the necessary information and safe working procedures in place, it minimises the chances for client injury which minimises the possibility of insurance claims against the company.
What it entails:

Workers are issued with the correct personal protective equipment
Safe working procedures are drawn up and conveyed to the staff members.
Risk assessments are conducted every 4 months to ensure safe working environment for the staff.
Staff are trained in their respective fields and are made aware of the dangers present.

 

By complying with the law and ensuring your staff are trained in their respective field you minimise a risk of injury and possible further proceedings against your company.

When a worker is injured, there are hidden costs that a person does not always realise:

1. Lost production time
2. May have to employ a temp
3. Time taken to train new persons
4. Loss of morale by your staff – means lost production time
5. Possible extra medical expenses
6. Escalating insurance costs due to a claim
7. Damage to property or equipment which needs to be replaced

Services in association with WC Safety