Tag: South African Quality Institute

ISO Conference 2016

On 12th August 2016, Sancert held an ISO conference at the Lanzerac Wine Estate in Stellenbosch for ISO consultants and auditors to get together and discuss the standards. The conference discussed topics such as: What an ISO standard is and

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Tip of the Month- 4. Health & Safety Rule

Keep your workplace clean and tidy Housekeeping it VERY important! Good housekeeping is important; keeping workplaces clear and tidy can prevent many of the more common hazards such as slip, trips fall accidents, fires etc. Check floors regularly for trip

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Tip of the Month- 3. Health & Safety Rule

Follow Safe Working Procedures & Act Safely! Always follow the safety procedure and rules in your work place. If you feel they are inappropriate, not working or absent tell your Manager or Directorate Safety Officer. Safety is a team effort,

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Tip of the Month- 2. Health & Safety Rule

Think before you start work- Know the risks! Understanding what can harm you is half the battle. Your manager is required to undertake a risk assessment of your workplace to determine this and should be briefing you on the steps

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Tip of the Month- 1. Health & Safety Rule

Health and Safety is a team effort, therefore we need to look after each other to ensure health and safety in everything we do. Health and safety is all about people! It is about practical steps to protect people from

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Tip of the Month- Ladder Inspections

Ensure all ladders are inspected monthly to ensure safety and meeting legal requirements. Make sure the inspection is logged and kept on record so that, if need be, you can refer back to it.

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Tip of the Month- Demarcation

Demarcation inside your workshop and warehouse areas is of great value as this allows for a clear indication of safe walking areas, work areas, danger areas as well as identification of emergency equipment such as fire hydrants.

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Tip of the Month- Promoting a Positive Health & Safety Culture

The culture of an organisation makes the greatest contribution to its health and safety performance. Unfortunately culture is not an easy concept to understand, measure or manage. A good health and safety management system can go some way to setting

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Tip of the month- Managing machinery, equipment and power sources

It is important to properly select, install, use and maintain all electrical systems and equipment. Any use of electrical and mechanical equipment has the potential to create very serious injuries, which can have fatal consequences. As a result, it is

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Tip of the Month- Calibration Certificate

When you receive a calibration certificate from your supplier a few things should be noted: The certificate is giving you the outcome of the inspection and is NOT an indication that your equipment is fit for use. READ the certificate.

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