Daily, 6,300 people die as a result of occupational accidents or work-related diseases
Health and Safety Audits
A Health and Safety audit is a methodical, independent and documented assessment of a business’ system and processes, in which it is measured against regulated criteria to make sure health and safety standards are being upheld.
As a consultancy that has conducted multiple environment audits, OHS Compliance Group offers expert knowledge and best practices. We ensure that within an entity, the health and safety of employees continues via the systematic appraisal of on-site procedures and processes.
The purpose of a Legal Compliance Audit is to advise organizations on all legal requirements governing their particular activities and industry. This is also relevant to industry guidelines, policies and standards.
Our Legal Compliance Audits are in compliance with Occupational Health & Safety Act 85 of 1993, the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 130, the Community Fire Safety By-Law 11527 and the National Building Regulation SANS: 10400 and ISO 45001.
Health and Safety inspections are an essential element of OHS programmes that establish standards and monitor compliance.
Our inspections critically examine all factors (equipment, processes, materials, buildings, procedures) that have the potential to cause injury or illness, and to identify where action is necessary to control hazards.
The objective of a Safety Systems GAP Analysis is to recognize conformance with a selected standard or regulation, and to assess safety vulnerabilities and the need for additional resources to reduce or eliminate those vulnerabilities.
OHS Compliance Group makes use of the Safety Systems GAP analysis to assist in identifying opportunities to run organizations more productively.
Facility Hygiene is the effort required to make spaces clean and safe from contaminants and pathogens. And because bacteria throughout facilities and restrooms multiplies rapidly, our facility hygiene management services provide audits, preventative maintenance and proven infection control systems.
Structural audits ensure that a company’s suppliers’ industrial and commercial premises are safe, up to relevant codes, and present no danger to employee life and health.
OHS Compliance Group’s audit helps clients to comply with statutory requirements and sets up comprehensive audit programmes to ensure that an organization has quality control processes.
Fire systems are an essential source of protection against potential fire outbreaks. The warning provided by Fire Systems enables early evacuation thus protecting life and initial emergency fire-fighting may be undertaken to inhibit further spread of the fire thus protecting the property and the contents thereof.
OHS Compliance Group ensures that fire safety issues are appropriately identified, managed and addressed through the implementation of a site-specific program to achieve compliance.
Advisory and Consulting.
Sometimes it’s difficult to understand what the challenges in your safety and health environment are. Information might be difficult to come by. Many times, collecting the information consistently is a problem. Merely understanding why safety issues become a problem is a challenge.
That is exactly how OHS Compliance Group can help. Our experts will be on-site and conduct a full audit – not matter what industry your business operates in. Their focus will be on the hard and soft issues – from safety equipment and standards to attitudes and knowledge of the staff.
OHS Compliance Group develops, reviews, manages comprehensive human health risk assessments.
We leave no stone unturned and will investigate even what may seem to be the smallest of challenges and find the root causes.
Constant and consistent awareness and communication backed up by reinforcement by supervisors, managers and leaders are what changes cultures and behaviour. OHS Compliance Group will provide an array of communication techniques to keep safety awareness at a high level.
Some of these communication tactics include multi-media, quizzes, poster campaigns and refresher training.
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a process that identifies both the positive and negative environmental effects of significant developments prior to planning permission being considered. It aims to prevent, reduce or offset any identified significant adverse environmental effects of development proposals.
Our assessment ensures that an organization’s decision-makers consider environmental impacts before they reach a conclusion to proceed with new projects.
OHS Act and regulations:
We will assist you to be compliant with the provisions of the South African Occupational Health and Safety Act 1983. Our consulting will tailor our interventions to your industry and within the relevant regulations. We will prepare you and your people to conduct internal audits and how to ensure external audits run smoothly.
Compliance to the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COID) is difficult. It’s a never-ending process that requires you to submit documents annually. It can get really complicated if you lose track of. We can help you get it right.
Companies build a legal register to have a clear portrait of the laws and regulations that apply to their business and how they apply.
Our legal register carries the ability to be tailored to a site’s operations.
A Health and Safety Programme sets out a plan to back up an organization’s health and safety policy statement.
We help clients achieve positive results in productivity, quality and health and safety by integrating all aspects of a company’s operations in our H&S programme.
The Health and Safety File is a repository of health and safety information and serves as a legal record that will be of use to both clients and end users. It is a vital source of information which should form part of any health and safety management system in place for projects.
The level of detail of the file must be in proportion with the risks involved, and the degree of effort and resources expended to compile the health and safety file must also be proportionate to the risks in the project.
We customise this file to include everything you need.
Our Health and Safety Agent ensure that projects comply with statutory requirements under the Construction Regulations.
Safety procedures cover specific safety activities. These procedures outline the steps to be taken to implement a policy. Some procedures are specific to a job or task while others are general descriptions of how to implement a policy.
ISO 45001 has now been published and provides emphasis on proactively taking steps to minimise harm to workers through leadership and participation, understanding the context of the business taking action to manage risks.
Our ISO 45001 consultants help clients transition to the new standard, perform internal audits and facilitate third party certification.
Health and Safety Products
Safety Posters, Signs & Materials are used to prevent injury and ensure staff and visitors are well aware of the possible dangers and hazards ahead in certain situations and/or environment.
Personal Protective Equipment is defined in the Regulations as ‘all equipment (including clothing affording protection against the weather) which is intended to be worn or held by a person at work and which protects them against one or more risks to his health or safety’ e.g. safety helmets, gloves, eye protection, high-visibility clothing, safety footwear and safety harnesses.
OHS Compliance Group carries out a risk assessment before PPE is worn to ensure clients comply with all the current health and safety legislations.
Legal posters or wall charts are usually a summary of a prescribed legislation. They should be displayed where it could be seen by all employees in order to create an awareness of legislation.
There are various wall charts available like the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, Employment Equity, The Occupational Health and Safety Act, Skills Development Act, Tobacco Products Control Act, Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act etc.
We will design branded and individualized poster for your business.
Our First Aid kits (regulation 3 and regulation 7) are designed to handle a variety of minor workplace accidents. You’ll be prepared to handle cuts, nicks, burns, and a number of other common injuries that occur in industrial facilities.