Kopano-Lesego Consulting

By: Kopano-lesego Consulting  11-11-2011
Keywords: Occupational Health, health and safety

In the Occupational Health and Safety field training and information is the key aspect in modern business management. Clear cut job descriptions developed through human resources departments need to be backed up by training to ensure the required competence levels.

We are currently in a process of establishing our training materials which we intend to accredit through a relevant SETA. Until we have our own materials we have acquired a license to train under Lexis-Nexis Butterworths to offer training in the following topics:

  • Risk Assessments
  • Health and Safety Representatives
  • Incident Investigations
  • Office Safety
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response

The Construction Regulations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 require that Clients undertaking projects be in a position to develop Health and Safety Specifications to be provided to all principal contractors tendering for such jobs.

The client also has a prerogative to monitor the activities of the principal contractor on site as well as satisfy himself that he is competent on the grounds of health and safety to carry out his work.

Principal contractors also need to submit health and safety plans as required by the Construction Regulations. We assist them in meeting the following:• Development of health and safety files;
• Conduct a risk assessment prior to commencement of the project;
• Conduct Induction and provide proof thereof ;
• Facilitate health and safety committee meetings;
• Incident and accident investigations;
• Monitoring and reporting to the Clients.

Companies also need to meet the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 as employers. The following is amongst others a list of services available to companies:

  • Health and safety policies;
  • Hazard Identification Risk Assessments;
  • On–site health and safety information sessions;
  • Development of health and safety management systems based on OHSAS 18001;
  • Environmental Management Systems based on ISO 14001;
  • Legal Appointments;
  • Legal Compliance Audits;

Our main Client has recently been COFESA with member companies spread throughout the country. Our involvement has been for member companies in the East Rand region where the following services have been provided:

  • Hazard Identification Risk Assessment;
  • Legal compliance assessments;
  • Occupational Health and safety Training and

Kopano-Lesego Consulting CC has been involved on the following projects as an appointed Construction Safety Officer.
The services are categorized as follows:

  • Health and safety plans for principal contractors, risk assessments, induction and monitoring and reviews.
  • Development of health and safety specifications for the client, Induction as well as monitoring.

Keywords: health and safety, Occupational Health

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