“Bogus Safety Bodies” and why you rather should join them

The phrase “bogus safety bodies” was coined by SAIOSH two years ago in an attempt to justify their sole right to exist in an article titled “Beware of Bogus Safety Bodies”. According to SAIOSH, Professional bodies and their professional designations are recognised and registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) in terms of the […]

The Great Safety Manager!

Meet Joe! He’s a great safety manager; in fact, he’s one of the best! In his career had employees do excellent work to protect themselves against harm! He got them to do inspections of all the machinery and equipment. He got them to investigate the accidents of fellow workers. He got them to check ladders,...

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The Ladder Inspector – A guide for Safety practitioners

The appointment of a ladder inspector in terms of General Safety Regulation 13A, is a common practice, although not required by the regulation. It is a matter of “doing more” than what the law requires, and less of what is required. Regulation 13A deals with a few aspects regarding the physical characteristics of a ladder...

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