How To Do A Health Risk Assessment

Talk about the steps involved in doing a health assessment It doesn’t matter what industry you work in, from mining to education, information technology to catering, every business or work institution needs to carry out a health risk assessment. Here are a couple of guidelines on getting it done right: 1. Define the Scope of […]

What is medical surveillance and why is it important?

In spite of the technological advancements over the last 20 years, there are still a number of industries and work environments that require physical human labour in order to perform arduous and often life-threatening tasks. Mining, construction, and even the transport industry can be dangerous to employees’ health. This is why we have strictly monitored […]

What is the Occupational Health and Safety Act?

What is the Occupational Health and Safety Act? Employees have the right to occupational health and safety – that is, they can come to work knowing that their health will be protected and that their safety is foremost in their employers’ interests. South Africa’s legislation protects employees with the Occupational Health and Safety Act No. […]

The job of an auctioneer

The job of an auctioneer Auctioneering is an exciting and varied career to go into, but it does require some special skills and the right kind of personality. Auctioneers are relied upon to provide clients with accurate and expert information regarding the lots they are auctioning off, especially when it comes to antiques and other […]

Are miners rewarded for their high risk jobs?

Are miners rewarded for their high risk jobs? This is a pertinent question in South Africa, especially after the Lonmin Mine’s Marikana massacre in August 2012, which was the tipping point for wage disputes, miner unrest, and mineworker unions’ troubles. It’s not the first time that mineworkers in South Africa have had to resort to […]