Asbestos

Work done on Asbestos containing products such as roof sheets, gutters, down pipes and water pipes

When driving pass buildings being renovated you often see Asbestos containing material such as roof sheets, slate tiles, gutters and down pipes being removed or already disposed of in the skip provided for the disposal of waste. In many cases the asbestos containing material was removed by the contractor without considering or complying with the legal requirements pertaining to work performed on Asbestos containing material...

Toolbox Talk - Employees duty 6

“Toolbox Talk” – Employees duty 6

Section 15 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 states - “No person shall intentionally or recklessly interfere with, damage or misuse anything which is provided in the interest of health or safety”. It is clear from above-mentioned legal requirement that it is illegal for employees to bypass, misuse or remove safety equipment such as machine guards and micro switches. The same would apply to personal protective equipment such as safety boots and / or overalls...

Toolbox Talk - Employees duty 5

“Toolbox Talk” – Employees duty 5

Section 14(e) states - “Every employee shall at work if he is involved in any incident which may affect his health or which has caused an injury to himself, report such incident to his employer or to anyone authorized thereto by the employer, or to his health and safety representative, as soon as practicable but not later than the end of the particular shift during which the incident occurred, unless the circumstances were such that the reporting of the incident was not possible, in which case he shall report the incident as soon as practicable thereafter”...