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Categories Of Staff

Categories of Staff

 A risk assessment will be carried out on the scope of work to be undertaken by the Contractor to determine the risk group.

  • A - Low exposure, where employees are not exposed to facility (operations) hazards and/or work in low risk environments. Examples include administrative staff, office janitorial work, catering, and delivery vehicles to warehouse.
  • B - Moderate exposure, where employees are engaged to carry out tasks which may include exposure to facility hazards that have been identified as moderate risk or where employees introduce moderate risks into a low risk area as identified in the preliminary risk assessment.
  • High exposure, where employees are required to undertake extreme or high risk tasks or perform tasks in areas that have inherent extreme or high risks such as), working in confined spaces, hazardous materials, fragile environment, blasting, working in trenches with small plant that emits fumes, public exposure, etc. working at heights or depths, working traffic, performing hot work (not a workshop environment)

The SHE Officer will develop health and safety management plans appropriate for the scope of work and identified exposure levels. This plan will provide a thorough description of how employees (and sub-contractors) will ensure that injuries, illness, and damage are prevented.

The health and safety program of the Contractor will be spearheaded on site by the Safety and Health Officer (SHE). The SHE officer is specifically engaged on the project to ensure that all matters related to health and safety are adhered to by the Employer and the employees. Contractor is committed to ensuring that the work zone:

  • Is safe to employees
  • Is safe to the public and environment in which the works are executed
  • Our work zones comply with all statutory regulations

To achieve this objective our organisation will take the following steps:

  • Risk assessment is carried out before each task is carried out to identify sources of danger or deviation from expected ends and take preventative steps in advance.
  • Issues regarding Health, Safety and Environment are accorded high priority.
  • Preventative precautions are taken to reduce and avoid incidences, injuries, incidents and damage to the environment.
  • The provisions of all relevant legislation as well as the HSE Management System are complied with.
  • Introduce themselves to the community through a Kgotla meeting before any works are commenced and provide continuous updates on the progress and any anticipated challenges
  • Ensure that the SHE Officer is engaged full time on site and is qualified for the position
  • Employ a Community Liaison Officer who will disseminate information to the public and neighbourhood regularly on how the works will impact on their neighbourhood
  • Identify all risk areas before commencing any works
  • Ensure that all employees undergo induction before commencing any works
  • Carry out toolbox talks every morning before starting work on site
  • Have a fully equipped first aid kit on site and in one of the vehicles near the work zone
  • Have all emergency numbers clearly displayed at the site office
  • Provide adequate signage for all incoming and outgoing traffic (vehicular and pedestrian) warning everyone of the work zone operations (detailed further in the traffic accommodation plan.
  • Engage the neighbourhood and advise them how they can also improve the safety of the site to themselves, the elderly and the children and how they can avoid hazards on site and the need to report any accidents timeously
  • Ensuring adequate signage and warnings are in place to warn the public and other stakeholders who may not be aware of our activities.
  • An accident/incident reporting system will be in place and this will be notified to the Engineer per incident
  • Provide personal protective equipment to all staff engaged in the works and ensure that it is in use throughout the duration of the works
  • Publicly display all emergency numbers and raise awareness to all staff of appropriate action to be taken.
  • Have a designated assembly point near each work zone where all workers will be expected to assemble in the event of an incident and a roll call will be carried out
  • Have an emergency alarm to be sounded if an emergency arises
  • Liaise with qualified health professionals to come and disseminate information on HIV/AIDS to all staff at least once a month.

Above all regular inspections and improvements will be carried out by the management to ensure that all requirements regarding safety and health are met.