I'm possibly going to use four casual workers to paint a pitched roof and therefore will make use of fall arrest equipment (already sorted). This is a one time job - not an official business. What do... [read more]
The OHS Act says you have to identify risks in your workplace so you can deal with or remove them.
The Act goes on to say you must give your employees health and safety induction training as part... [read more]
I recently heard a story about an employee who refused to wear his safety boots because of a health issue with his feet. Apparently, he had a skin condition that made his feet itchy and swell if he... [read more]
How often do you replace your employees’ personal protective equipment (PPE)? Every three years? Once a year? Twice a year? Every few months?
Because PPE costs so much, replacing it more than... [read more]
Last year we told you story about a manufacturer who paid a R25 000 DoL fine because he didn’t give his employees the right personal protective equipment (PPE). He gave them PPE, but it didn’t... [read more]
The construction industry has some of the worst accidents in South Africa. The reason for this is the wide range of hazards on any given construction site.
From working at heights on unsteady... [read more]
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