SAMTRAC and NOSA continue to expand its global footprint through two recent training partnerships with international corporations – DHL and BIC. These partnerships further demonstrate the global demand for NOSA’s products and services, and the recognition by multinational companies of how NOSA’s contribution enhances the overall quality and value of the organisations’ own risk management processes.
We’re almost at the end of our series on rolling out health and safety training in your workplace. Today we focus on the actual implementation.
For many companies, we’re fast approaching financial year end. This is the time to review what remains in our budgets and find ways to spend what remains in a way that is responsible and productive, while avoiding wasteful expenditure that can harm your bottom line.
Help your company make an investment that can provide you a 400–600% rate of return
So you’ve done our SAMTRAC course and are considering further study. But – you’re unsure of the value.
The upcoming holidays are an opportunity for spending quality time with family and friends, as well as taking a well-earned break after a hard year of work. We’re sure you’ll agree that this is particularly welcome after the year that 2016 has been! But, holidays are also a hotbed for stress and worry. This is partly because your children are home full time, for an extended period. You want them to enjoy their time off as much as you, but it comes with additional safety concerns. We’ve put together 19 tips for you to use, to help your children enjoy their break safely and securely.
A consistent trend in emerging economies is the rapid development of industrial and housing projects, even in very arid landscapes. In just over a decade, cities such as Dubai have been raised from the desert. The desire for accelerated construction processes has been largely met by technological advances but has also led to an increase in human heat exposure in workplaces. 2016 has recorded some of the highest temperatures in known history. As an EHS Director, it is important to know whether your employees and the employees of your contractors are protected from the heat, whatever the hemisphere in which you happen to work.
This is not a list on which you’d like to find your company, but it is a list you need to know, because it lists the top 10 safety violations committed in construction. Are you and your company perhaps guilty of any of them? Take a look and see. But remember, it's not enough for you to become familiar with this list. You must know and comply with the actual regulations. Be proactive and in compliance, avoid these violations. Don’t jeopardise your workers' safety.
In the second part of our blog on the eight-step process for rolling out an effective HSE training programme, we unpack the final four steps:
Step 5: Developing your training materials
Step 6: Implementing the training
Step 7: Evaluating the training
Step 8: Rinsing, lathering, and repeating any step when necessary
Most occupational health and safety legislation requires employers to provide training to employees that enables them to perform their work in a manner that is safe and without risks to their health and safety. We all recognise the value and benefit of workforce training – it makes workers more efficient by increasing production, revenue, and profits while decreasing costs, waste, and inefficiencies. Effective training can lead to increased compliance with regulations. It can even lead to a happier, more satisfied workforce, which in turn reduces turnover and costly on-boarding. But it needs to be done properly and effectively – you cannot blaze forth with half-formed plans and vague ideas of how to proceed.