All things Certification

By |2021-06-25T08:16:29+00:00June 25th, 2021|Compliance, Construction, Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment, Hazardous Chemical Agents, ISO 45001, OHS Culture & Climate, SHEQ|

All things Certification   Road to certification Starts with a strategic decision. – it is important to be intentional about the implementation of a system which will add value and protect against liability and acheievement. Business partners to support: Consulting Training Software Pre-certification GAP analysis (readiness) Certification Process Receive application IAF MS Determination of the

Safety Coaching

By |2021-05-04T14:29:38+00:00May 4th, 2021|Compliance, Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment, OHS Culture & Climate, SHEQ, Work Smart|

Safety Coaching In this particular two part vlog, we will look at: Consultation and participation Hazard Identification and Job Safety Analysis To start, lets look at what exactly a hazard is and the different types or hazards found. A hazard is anything that can cause harm or ill health (acute or long term). Types of

ISO 45001 in 45 minutes: Clause 6 – Planning

By |2021-05-10T11:37:23+00:00April 7th, 2021|Compliance, compliance software, Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment, ISO 45001, OHS Culture & Climate, SHEQ|

ISO 45001 in 45 minutes: Clause 6 - Planning Clause 6 is probably the most complex clause within the standard however the main idea is that we identify the internal and external risks, as well as the threats to the management system. Planning requires that managers be aware of environmental, social, physical and financial conditions

ISO 45001 in 45 minutes: Clause 4 – The Context of the Organisation

By |2021-05-10T12:42:58+00:00April 7th, 2021|Compliance, compliance software, Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment, ISO 45001, News, OHS Culture & Climate, SHEQ, Work Smart|

ISO 45001 in 45 minutes: Clause 4 - The Context of the Organisation 4.1. Understanding the context of the organisations involves internal and external issues: Internal issues Old infrastructure Unskilled staff Absenteeism and ill health Poor compliance culture Good worker relations External issues Social issues such as alcoholism Recession Competitive market Access to new technology

Legal Updates – Regulations for Hazardous Chemical Agents 2021

By |2021-05-14T11:59:17+00:00April 6th, 2021|Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment, Hazardous Chemical Agents, OHS Culture & Climate, SHEQ, Uncategorized|

Legal Updates - Regulations for Hazardous Chemical Agents 2021 The long expected OHS Bill will be out for public comment soon. Having seen previous drafts of the Bill we expect penalties to increase from R100 000 to approximately R 1.5 Million for serious contraventions. In March 2021 we say the promulgation of the "Regulations for

ISO 27001 Information Security Awareness

By |2021-04-06T18:46:07+00:00April 6th, 2021|Compliance, compliance software, Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment, OHS Culture & Climate|

  "Scientia potentia est" translates to knowledge is power and is commonly attributed to Sir Francis Bacon. Information is powerful and thus needs to be protected by any organisation. In our previous blog we spoke about ISO 27001 Information Security and assessing how information is protected, in this blog we will look at creating awareness for

Leading through the Mental Health Minefield

By |2021-04-29T13:00:59+00:00March 5th, 2021|Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment, News, OHS Culture & Climate, SHEQ, Work Smart|

Leadership in Mental Health Burnout Did you know that Burnout is now an official category of Psychological diagnosis, known as Occupational burnout? Today we are going to look what exactly is burnout (particularly in the workplace) and how we can be resilient to it. Firstly, let’s look at what burnout is. ‘Burnout is a syndrome

ISO 27001 and your Information Security Management System

By |2021-04-29T13:04:13+00:00February 23rd, 2021|Buildings, Compliance, compliance software, Engineering, Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment, OHS Culture & Climate, SHEQ, Work Smart|

We seem to be inundated with stories of cyberattacks, data breaches, hacking, malware, viruses, and they like Customers and employees, could have lost highly sensitive personal information such as credit card details, home addresses and contact numbers, which will significantly impact and inconvenience them whilst dragging the name of the Organisation holding the data into

Risk Assessment Techniques are Like Opinions, Everyone has One

By |2021-05-14T12:00:26+00:00February 11th, 2021|Compliance, Construction, Engineering, Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment, OHS Culture & Climate, SHEQ, Work Smart|

There is nothing quite like a difference around a particular risk assessment technique to ruffle feathers. Working as a Certification Auditor in various industries and as a Clients Agent in the Construction Industry I have seen some interesting risk assessment techniques to say the least. To some people a risk assessment technique is like an algebra equation

Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment:Tools & Techniques

By |2021-05-14T12:01:38+00:00February 3rd, 2021|Compliance, Construction, Engineering, Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment, OHS Culture & Climate, SHEQ, Work Smart|

HIRA Part 4 Breakdown: To recap: A hazard is a source, situation or act with the potential to cause harm. In order to achieve our Management system outcomes, we need to ensure that we are out of harm’s way. Intended outcomes include: 1. Prevention of injury and ill health 2. Prevention of pollution and environmental degradation 3. Ensuring

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