Why is a Health and Safety Compliance Audit Important?

Why is a Health and Safety Compliance Audit Important? What is a Health and Safety Compliance Audit? It is important that the SafetyWallet Health and Safety Audit is to identify any health and safety deviations in the management system, along with managing of health and safety, and the audit determines the level of compliance of an employer according to the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act requirements. In addition to this, the SafetyWallet Health and Safety Compliance Grading audit also rewards employers according to their level of compliance. It also encourages employers to make a conceited effort towards becoming fully compliant. Employers and their health and safety responsibility Where the audit is concerned, employers are not legally obliged to conduct a health and safety audit. However, employers are legally required to ensure that they comply with OHSA in ensuring a healthy and safe workplace. A Health and Safety Compliance Audit may not be a legal obligation, but it is highly recommended. This is due to the in-depth level according to which an employer’s compliance can be determined and therefore improved.

Posted date: 31st Jan 2021
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What is a SafetyWallet Health and Safety Audit about, and why should you have one?

What is a SafetyWallet Health and Safety Audit about, and why should you have one? SafetyWallet helps employers understand their health and safety compliance by giving subscribers an 80% discount on their health and safety audit and provides them with the necessary tools and support to work toward and remain health and safety compliant. This ensures that employers can improve Health and Safety Compliance, while offering rewards as motivation along the way. SafetyWallet offers employers with a subscription programme which not only encourages employers in being compliant to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and all other legislation, but duly rewards them in doing so as well. In collaboration with its partners, SafetyWallet covers the following components which are comprised across the Health and Safety in Industry as well as Commerce:

Posted date: 31st Jan 2021
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SafetyWallet s 15 Elements to OHS Compliance Occupational Health and Safety Compliance, otherwise referred to as OHS Compliance, refers to one standard in meeting all the required legal requirements which are stipulated as according to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), Act 85 of 1993. In ensuring OHS compliance, employers’ risks associated with legal liability is minimised and protected. OHS compliance also minimises the risk of any incidents or any legal liability that the employer may incur from time to time with contractors, suppliers and/or visitors that may be on the employer’s premises to perform work of whatever nature. It is important that employers remember that OHS compliance is a legal requirement, and failure to meet the standards set out in OHS Act, is punishable by law. It may also result in the loss of productivity along with lawsuit court cases, and the loss of lives. SafetyWallet’s 15 Elements, in addition, also helps to cultivate a workplace where health and safety behaviour is positively influenced on a consistent and continuous basis, hereby benefitting both the employer, employees, and all other affected parties.

Posted date: 31st Jan 2021
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Injuries-on-Duty-COIDA-WCA-Assessments-Employers-Registration COIDA / WCA and the Amended Tariffs of Assessment – Introduction Why Employers must register for COIDA / WCA Registration for the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases, more commonly referred to simply as COIDA / WCA, provides employers across all industries with compliance through minimal effort on their part where registration, the submission of earnings, and the obtaining of the Letter of Good Standing (LOGS) is concerned. All employers must understand the logistical processes involved with such claims, how COID operates, how the system works during registrations, and what tariffs there are which must be paid by employers annually according to their risk ratios. COID serves the fundamental purpose of protecting workers should they have injured themselves while also ensuring that employers support the compensation that is required by paying certain annual tariffs. The aim of COIDA is to provide all employees with adequate compensation in the event of disablement, which is caused by occupational injuries and diseases, which are sustained or contracted by employees throughout their employment or should death result from such injuries or diseases. This also helps to provide for any matters which are connected therewith. Businesses that have more than one branch or that carry on more than one class of business may be required to register with COID for each place or class of business. This is to be determined by the Commissioner.   It is crucial for all employers to apply for COIDA as non-compliance with such is considered a criminal offence and employers may subsequently be liable to prosecution.

Posted date: 20th Jan 2021
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Injuries-on-Duty-COIDA-WCA-Assessments-Employers-Registration-Class-A Overview The purpose of COIDA / WCA is first and foremost to provide all employees with the necessary compensation should they be disabled due to occupational injuries or diseases, sustained or contracted by employees during their employment. It also provides compensation in the event that death results from such injuries or diseases and provides for any and all matters which are connected therewith. The introduction blog supplies More Information

Posted date: 20th Jan 2021
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The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act Class B - COIDA / WCA Tariffs of Assessment Changes in 2021 Overview The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, more commonly referred to as COIDA/ WCA, provides all employees with relevant compensations in the event of disablement by occupational injuries or diseases, should these have been sustained or contracted by employees in the duration of their employment. COIDA / WCA also offers compensation should death result from injuries or diseases and it provides for any and all matters which are connected herewith. Changes in Classes and categories as the introduction document mentions.  COIDA / WCA Annual Assessment

Posted date: 20th Jan 2021
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Injuries-on-Duty-COIDA-WCA-Assessments-Employers-Registration-Class-C

Injuries-on-Duty-COIDA-WCA-Assessments-Employers-Registration-Class-C COIDA / WCA, The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, ensures that all employees receive the necessary compensation should they be disabled by any occupational injuries or diseases, sustained and/or contracted in the duration of their employment. COIDA / WCA  also offers compensation in the event that death results from injuries or diseases sustained during employment and it provides for any and all matters connected herewith. See all categories amendments to tarriffs in Introduction Blog here. . . 

Posted date: 20th Jan 2021
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Injuries-on-Duty-COIDA-WCA-Assessments-Employers-Registration-Class-D

Injuries-on-Duty-COIDA-WCA-Assessments-Employers-Registration-Class-D The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, or COIDA / WCA, provides all employees with compensation in the event that they are disabled by occupational injuries or diseases. This relates specifically to injuries and diseases sustained and contracted during the employee’s employment. COIDA / WCA also provides compensation in the event that death results from either injuries or diseases. It also provides for any and all such matters connected herewith. More explained in the introduction Blog to the changes of tariffs:

Posted date: 20th Jan 2021
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Injuries-on-Duty-COIDA-WCA-Assessments-Employers-Registration-Class-E

Injuries-on-Duty-COIDA-WCA-Assessments-Employers-Registration-Class-E COIDA / WCA ensures that employees are provided with compensation should they be disabled by any occupational injuries or diseases which arise during their time of employment. COIDA / WCA also makes provision for compensation if any of these injuries or diseases lead to death in addition to providing for any and all such matters connected therewith.  Tariff Changes May or may not have a large impact on your industry class. The COIDA/ WCA introduction blog lists all the classes for your reference.

Posted date: 20th Jan 2021
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