Because our products and services directly affect the health and safety of your workforce and workplace, we at AST SAFETYWEAR are proud to offer a complete range of health and safety compliance consulting services that include:
- Risk Assesments
- Management System Development and Implementation
Why the Occupational Health and Safety Act was implemented?
The department of labour implemented the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Act 85 of 1993 to ensure that employees are protected in their everyday work environment. The act was implemented to protect workers from hazardous materials such as chemicals, micro-organisms, etc. to prevent possible illness. The Act also stipulates the safe use of machinery and equipment to prevent injury.
How we help you to comply?
We will arrange a basic audit to be undertaken by a certified Health and Safety Professional. They will assist you in identifying possible problem areas and offer possible solutions on improvement of these areas.
Once your audit is received, you decide whether you want to manage your own health and safety system or you allow us to assist in filling out all the legal administrative procedures, identify areas of non-compliance and recommend ways to attain legal compliance.
After all issues are addressed and rectified, a Health and Safety Legal Compliance Certification will be issued, which can be used for ISO 9000 series Certification as well as various Manufacturers requirements for Approvals Certificates.
Should any aspect of your health and safety audit not comply, we will provide solutions and all the relevant products to ensure full compliance in the event of an audit by the Department of Labour.
What we offer?
- Health and Safety Plan
- Statutory Appointments
- Risk Assessments
- Emergency and Evacuation plans and procedure
Additional Products & Services:
- Legal Registers
- Risk Assessments
- Incident/Accident Investigation
- Health and Safety Kits
- Inspection Checklists & Workplace Inspections
- Health and Safety Policies
- Emergency Contingency Plans
- Health and Safety Documents & Templates
- General Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) Consulting
- Supply of mandatory safety signs
- Supply of fire safety equipment
- Supply of First Aid Kits
Risks of non-compliance
Non-compliance to the Occupational Health and Safety Act may result in the following:
- Legal fees Fines or even jail time
- Compensatory damages
- Investigation time
- Loss of Production