Health and Safety Practices for a Contractor or Supplier

Health and Safety Practices for a Contractor or Supplier Overview The Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 places responsibility on the employer to ensure that a safe and healthy work environment is provided and maintained, without risk to the health of workers. Health and safety, however, is the responsibility of all employees, not only the employer or the employee alone. There are, however, health and safety practices for a contractor and/or supplier, which demands compliance. Contractors and suppliers must comply with the following:

Posted date: 22nd Mar 2021
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Contractors' Health and Safety Legal Appointments

Contractors' Health and Safety Legal Appointments Overview In ensuring that a workplace remains healthy and safe, there are certain health and safety legal appointments required by a contractor. Every person in the workplace has a responsibility towards adopting safe working practices, wearing their PPE, complying with policies, standards, and rules, reporting unsafe conditions and acts, and numerous others. There are, however, also certain persons who must be appointed in writing, with their legal responsibilities and duties indicated on their letter of appointment. The following are legal appointments which are made by the client in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993:

Posted date: 22nd Mar 2021
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Health and Safety Induction Standard Requirements for South Africa

Health and Safety Induction Standard Requirements for South Africa Overview When considering the responsibilities and duties of the employer, one imperative question that employers must ask themselves is: Does your health and safety induction meet the standard requirements for South Africa? Health and Safety Management Standards

Posted date: 22nd Mar 2021
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What is a Health and Safety Induction

What is a Health and Safety Induction Overview As one of the legal requirements to which employers must conform, it is imperative to understand what a health and safety induction is, why it must be conducted, and how it is done effectively.   This, and other measures all go towards ensuring the highest level of compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety, along with ensuring that employees are healthy and safe, and that they return to their families at the end of every working day. It is not only about a culture of complying, but also a culture of care which instils trust in the organisation as they go beyond what is necessary to ensure that employees are healthy and safe, as employees are any company’s most valuable asset. What is a health and safety Induction? A health and safety induction is conducted to welcome new employees

Posted date: 22nd Mar 2021
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Health and Safety Inspections for Employers/Contractors in S.A

Effective health and safety workplace inspections for employers and contractors in South Africa can be a useful management control which attempts to pick up any non-conformances before an incident or accident occurs. By critically examining the workplace, inspections can also help identify and record any hazards and risks for corrective action.

Posted date: 21st Mar 2021
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