HEALTH AND SAFETY

THE NEED FOR SAFETY AT THE WORKPLACE

Health and safety are integral parts of a broader environment and workforce sustainability strategy that reduces the risk of harm to colleagues and helps them remain healthy, engaged, and productive.

The Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations 85 of 1993 applies to all employers, employees (including fixed-term and temporary employees) and self-employed people in their workplaces. The Act describes the rights and obligations of both employers and employees and provides for substantial fines and penalties for breaches of the health and safety legislation.

Occupational health and safety is a major consideration for successful businesses – the welfare and safety of your staff must be of paramount importance because, as the adage states, “people are your most important asset”. In addition, apart from looking after your own personnel directly, a good set of Health & Safety policies will also have a secondary effect: you may also protect co-workers, family members, employers, customers, suppliers, nearby communities, and other members of the public who are impacted by your workplace environment.

HOW WE ASSIST COMPANIES WITH ENSURING A SAFE WORKING ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL