Safety Risk Assessments (incl. COVID-19)

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Why Do a Risk Assessment?

iconsA risk assessment provides a bird’s-eye perspective on the safety of your workplace. It helps ensure a safe environment for your employees and customers. It also allows you to comply with the current back-to-work legislation.

According to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (and the amended version for COVID-19) the employer is required to provide and maintain, as far as is reasonably practicable, a working environment that is safe and without risks to the health of employees. It also requires steps, as may be reasonably practicable, to eliminate or mitigate any hazard or potential hazard before resorting to personal protective equipment (PPE).

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Receive invoice and send proof of payment to confirm assessment.

3CONFIRM DATE & ASSESSOR

Once PoP is recieved, we can book the risk assessor and date.

Benefits of a Risk Assessment

  • Ensure peace of mind with a safe environment for all employees & customers
  • Comply with current back to work Legislation

Duration: 1 Day (depending on the size of the company & premises)

Pricing: Contact us for your custom price

17 March 2020: Teboho Thejane the Departmental Spokesperson for the Department of Employment and Labour released the following:

The Department of Employment and Labour has appealed to employers to use the prescriptions of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act of 1993 in governing workplaces in relation to Coronavirus Disease 2019 COVID–19.

The OHS read with the Hazardous Biological Agents Regulations requires the employer to provide and
maintain as far as is reasonably practicable a working environment that is safe and without risks to the health of employees.

“Section 8(2)(b) requires steps such as may be reasonably practicable to eliminate or mitigate any hazard or potential hazard before resorting to personal protective equipment (PPE). However, in the case of COVID–19, a combination of controls is required, although the main principle is to follow the
hierarchy of controls.

“However, before the implementation of control measures, current risk assessments need to be reviewed and updated, taking into account the new hazards posed by exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace. This is in accordance with Section 8 (2) (d) of the OHS Act.

The Department wishes to appeal to employers who have not prepared for pandemic events to prepare themselves and their workers as far in advance as possible of potentially worsening outbreak conditions. The Department advises employers to “go back to basics; by conducting hazard identification and risk assessment to determine the level of risk exposure and communicate to all workers.