OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY

(OHS) SERVICES

At PConnect Management Systems, a premier systems implementer for OHS Consulting Services, with our offices strategically located in Moreletapark (Pretoria) and Melrose Arch (Johannesburg), we specialise in facilitating Occupational Health & Safety Act Compliance (OHS). Through our OHS retainers, we dedicate our expertise to assisting our clients in achieving and maintaining compliance with the Occupational Health & Safety Act, 85 of 1993, along with its accompanying regulations to the fullest extent possible.

 

Our comprehensive approach ensures that our clients not only comply with the legislatively mandated Occupational Health and Safety standards and regulations but also implement effective management practices aligned with these regulatory requirements. We focus on a proactive strategy for OHS Compliance, emphasising the prevention of workplace accidents and illnesses through rigorous adherence to safety protocols, regular risk assessments, employee training, and the implementation of sound safety management systems.

 

By partnering with PConnect Management Systems for your OHS compliance needs, you gain access to a wealth of expertise and a commitment to excellence that ensures your organisation not only meets but exceeds the requirements set forth by South African law, fostering a safer, healthier work environment for all.

INTRODUCTION TO

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY

SERVICES 

PConnect Management Systems excels in implementing comprehensive Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Management Systems for diverse businesses. Ensuring compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations, our team offers tailored solutions to meet the unique needs of each client, ensuring not only regulatory alignment but also the enhancement of workplace safety and efficiency.

WHAT IS OHS?

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) refers to the laws, regulations, and procedures aimed at protecting the health and safety of workers in the workplace. It encompasses a broad range of practices designed to minimise accidents, injuries, and other health hazards in the work environment, ensuring that employees have a safe and healthy working conditions.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF OHS?

Implementing an effective OHS system can bring numerous benefits to an organisation, including:

  • Reduction in workplace accidents and related costs
  • Improved employee health, morale, and productivity
  • Compliance with legal and regulatory obligations specifically the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 85 of 1993.
  • Enhanced reputation and trust among stakeholders and customers
  • Decreased liability and risk of litigation

STEPS TO GETTING OHS APPROVED

WITH LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT?

Getting your OHS system approved involves several key steps, including:

 

  1. Conducting a Risk Assessment: Identifying potential hazards in the workplace.
  2. Developing OHS Policies and Procedures: Creating comprehensive policies and procedures tailored to mitigate identified risks.
  3. Implementing the System: Applying the policies and procedures in the workplace.
  4. Training Employees: Ensuring all workers are educated on OHS standards and practices. 
  5. Documentation and Record Keeping: Maintaining records of compliance efforts and outcomes.
  6. Continuous Monitoring and Improvement: Regularly reviewing and improving the OHS management system for ongoing compliance and effectiveness.

HOW CAN OHS CONSULTANTS HELP

YOUR BUSINESS?

OHS consultants bring expertise and experience to help your business:

  • Navigate complex OHS regulations and compliance requirements.
  • Identify and mitigate workplace hazards effectively.
  • Develop and implement effective OHS management systems.
  • Train your staff on safety practices, enhancing overall workplace culture.
  • Reduce costs associated with workplace accidents and insurance.

Why PCONNECT Management Systems?

At PConnect Management Systems, we differentiate ourselves by:

  • Offering customised OHS solutions that fit your business's specific needs.
  • Ensuring comprehensive compliance with the latest OHS standards and regulations.
  • Providing expert consultation from seasoned OHS professionals.
  • Offering ongoing support and advice to maintain and improve your OHS system.

FAQS ON

OCCUPATIONAL

HEALTH & SAFETY

Q: How often should we review our OHS policies?
A:
It's recommended to review OHS policies at least annually or whenever there are significant changes in operations or regulations.


Q: Is OHS training mandatory for all employees?
A:
Yes, all employees should receive appropriate OHS training pertinent to their roles to ensure a safe working environment.


Q: How long does it take to get OHS certified?
A:
The timeline can vary based on the size and complexity of your operations but typically ranges from a few months to a year.


Q: Can small businesses afford OHS management systems?
A:
Yes, OHS is scalable and can be tailored to fit the budget and needs of businesses of all sizes.

WE'RE DOING IT!