Are you Health and Safety Compliant?

Here are just some of the basic aspects, but more can certainly be considered when it comes to your Health and Safety.

1. Working Environment

– Proper and adequate ventilation?

– Sufficient lighting?

– Are security systems (CCTV cameras, radios, alarms) in place and working?

– Enough working space for all employees?

– Are floors and floor coverings, e.g. carpets, in good condition?

– Are walkways free from foreseeable trip/slip hazards?

– Is fire equipment available, serviced and in working order?

– Are emergency exits available and easily accessible?

– Are all important and legally required signs available in your workplace?

– Are they compliant with the SANS standards and in the correct position? (E.g. emergency

exit, first aid kit location, prohibited areas etc.)

2. Electricity Safety

– Is access to electrical system restricted to authorised persons?

– Are plugs and leads in good condition?

– Are socket outlets at least 1m away from running water?

3. Health and Hospitality

– Is there an easily accessible and adequately stocked first aid boxes?

– Are there suitable and sufficient toilet facilities?

– Are suitable washing facilities available?

4. Working Equipment / Resources

– Is all working equipment/machinery in a safe and sound manner?

– Is machinery security features (guards, sensors) in place and working condition?

– Is the Personal Protective Equipment being used of the required standards?

– Is excess PPE available for any visitors who may require to enter into hazardous areas in

your premises?

5. Employees

– Are employees adequately trained on health and safety in the workplace, training in

aspects like fire drills and emergency preparedness

– Do employees know the location of emergency services (first aid, fire equipment, alarms


6. Other aspects

– Are wall mounted fixtures, shelving, furniture etc. in good condition and secure?

– Is storage of small quantities of flammable/hazardous substances suitable?

– Are all parts of the building maintained in a clean and tidy condition?

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