Safety File Software VS Consultants

Safety File Software VS Consultants

Can I use software to compile a safety file for my project?

Yes you can. However the OHS Act,85 of 1993 under Construction Regulation 7(1)(a) and (b) requires the contractor to submit a site specific health and safety plan and a safety file for each project.So many companies sell software to contractors, who does not have the required skills and knowledge to compile a safety file.

There is different software available but all the material is generic and will not be specific to the site or the task.This software is generally cheap and once you bought it , you need to spend hours trying to understand the instructions.

What makes the SACPCMP registered consultants better ?

Any consultant  registered with the SACPCMP has been assessed and found competent, with the necessary skills and experience. The consultant has been professionally registered and must abide by the SACPCMP code of conduct.
On the larger projects it is an legal requirement to appoint a SACPCMP individual.

Will you go to a heart surgeon who is not HPCSA registered?

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Stephan Van Der Westhuizen
How much does a Safety File Cost?

How much does a Safety File Cost?

How much does a Safety File Cost?this is the first question someone ask when they phone me.

Safety File prices differ drastically from one company to the next. So How much is a Safety File? Well that depends on the company you choose to work with. There are no set prices for a safety file. The price is determined by the consultant you use for the file. We have seen prices from between R1000 – R20000. The price would also depend on the size of the project and the risks involved .You should be careful to simply use the cheapest contractor. Make sure that your consultant is competent and SACPCMP registered A safety file is a very important part of your project and you definitely don’t want to compromise on quality or face legal compliance issues, delays and non-payments.

The point is , it is not always the best decision to use the cheapest consultant because you did not budget for a safety file

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Health and Safety Compliance Audit

Health and Safety Compliance Audit

 Health & Safety Compliance Audit

A Health and Safety Compliance Certificate is a certifying document that asserts and approves a workplace as legally compliant with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and other legal requirements. This certificate is proof that a company has met and passed all legal standards required by law to create a healthy and safe working environment for all.

When is a Health & Safety Compliance Certificate Issued?

A Health and Safety Compliance Certificate is issued after a workplace has been subjected to a Health and Safety Compliance Audit. The Compliance Audit is usually done by means of a complete workplace risk assessment. Health and safety audits are conducted by auditors. These auditors should be from health and safety practicing institutes which are registered with relevant national boards. The auditors will be on the lookout for hazards and any workplace risks that may jeopardize the health and safety of anybody who works or uses the premises. Safety control measures will also be assessed for efficiency. After premises have satisfactory been found to be without any risk, potential future risk, hazards and meets all relevant standards, they can be declared legally compliant and safe to continue operating. The company can then be issued with a Health and Safety Compliance Certificate.

How Long is a Health & Safety Compliance Certificate Valid For?

A Health and Safety Compliance Certificate is valid for a year. Every year, companies should have another audit conducted at their premises as per legal stipulations. A year is a long time and new hazards may occur due to ever-changing workplaces. It is essential that yearly assessments are conducted.

What to Expect from the  Health & Safety Compliance Audit?

  • Legally compliant workplaces.
  • Experienced auditors will identify gaps within your OHS programme.
  • Client feedback after every follow up visit to update the client on the compliance rate of their workplace.
  • Audit protocols are updated regularly to ensure workplaces remain legally compliant.
  • Compliance certificates are issued annually.

Who will Benefit from a Health & Safety Compliance Audit?

Both the company/employer and the employees will benefit greatly from having an experienced OHS auditor conduct a Health and Safety Compliance Audit. CONRISK CONSULTANTS will ensure that you receive assistance to align Health and Safety in the workplace with your company’s goals.

What we offer

  • Health & Safety compliance audit 
  • Injuries on Duty (IOD) support 
  • Once off issue of OHS Act book and Poster Pack 
  • Monthly reports 
  • Annual compliance certificate 
  • Access to Appointment Letters Templates 
  • Access to Inspection Templates 
  • Access to toolbox Talks Templates 
  • Telephonic Support on Workmen’s Compensation queries 
  • Telephonic Support on Department of Labour queries and inspections 
  • Telephonic Support with implementing Occupational Health & Safety Act 
  • Read more on our blog
Stephan Van Der Westhuizen
Health and Safety Files for all industries

Health and Safety Files for all industries

We assist clients and contractors with the set-up and implementation of health and safety files.

  • We supply health and safety files to comply with new CONSTRUCTION REGULATIONS 2014.
  • Our Health and safety files will be compiled according to the contractors scope of work and the clients health and safety specifications.
  • The health and safety file contains all legal documentation, including legal appointments, registers, toolbox talks, etc.
  • Our consultants will assist to  implement the file and explain how to maintain it.
  • We will draft a site specific Safety Plan, we will ensure that the Client approves the plan and will assist the contractor if any changes are required.
  • We deliver  safety files for :
  • Construction
  • Mining
  • Engineering
  • Telecommunication
  • Transport
  • and all other industries
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