The Master Builders Association North (MBA North) has partnered with SHEQ Warehouse to help the regional construction sector access comprehensive health & safety resources at an affordable price. SHEQ Warehouse partnership aims to bring affordable health safety resources to SMEs
Boitumelo Thipe, MBA North Marketing and Business Development Manager says the partnership aims to create a comprehensive SHEQ Resource Centre for companies in the construction environment, to help them achieve Occupational Health & Safety compliance at affordable pricing. The emphasis will be on assisting the start-ups, Micro and SMME companies obtain access into the work market.
Thipe notes that start-ups, micro and small businesses are often challenged in securing work due to the high standards, complexity and the costs of compiling and submitting a safety file. “Many small companies find that the high cost of having to send their staff for continuous medicals as well as multiple health and safety training courses, even before they are able to submit a quotation or tender, hampers their ability to access work,” she says.
In line with MBA North’s ongoing efforts to support the construction industry in the face of economic challenges and the threat of Covid-19, the new partnership will give MBA North members access to a resource centre where they can obtain all the required high-quality documentation and resources, as well as support and assistance from MBA North’s Safety Specialist services.
MBA North members now have access to all SHEQ Warehouse’s ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001 documentation, at affordable pricing. In addition, SHEQ Warehouse’s ISO 45001, ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 Implementation specialists are at members’ disposal to assist them with the full ISO implementation and ISO Certification preparedness, first on-site or digital platform consultation free of charge. SHEQ Warehouse’s unique quality documentation includes comprehensive HSE Safety systems, various safety Files, safety packs and the company’s tried and tested Sub-Contractor Vetting System.
SHEQ Warehouse (Pty) Ltd, a leading provider of SHEQ/ISO resources, and ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001 implementation specialists, have been providing Health and Safety resources to the construction industry for over a decade, says SHEQ Warehouse CEO Neville Dick, a Health and Safety specialist and ISO 45001(SABS) Lead Auditor.
Neville has also announced that over the next 7 – 14 days, comprehensive PowerPoint Safety Training presentations will be made available on the SHEQ Warehouse website, www.sheqwarehouse.co.za, consisting of all the relevant training required within the safety industry. This will assist safety officers to give comprehensive inhouse training where the industry allows such training. Training such as Legal Liabilities, Construction Managers & Supervisor, SHE Reps, Company inductions, Site inductions, HIRA, Incident Reporting & Investigation, COID, Working at Heights – Ladders, etc, to mention just a few of the training presentations that will be available.
Over and above all of this, SHEQ Warehouse’s Digital Reporting system is also in the advanced stages of development, which will allow contractors and safety personnel to perform company inspections, site inspections, incident reporting, non-conformance reporting and monitoring and the creating and updating of risk assessments, all in the palm of their hands.
About the Master Builders Association North
The Master Builders Association North is the amalgamation of the former Master Builders Associations of Johannesburg (founded in 1894) and Pretoria (founded in 1903). The organisations merged to form the Gauteng Master Builders Association in 1996, and was renamed Master Builders Association North, representing four regions: Gauteng, North West, Mpumalanga and Limpopo. It is a chapter of the Master Builders Association South Africa. Based in Halfway House, the Master Builders Association North represents the interests of employers in the building and allied trade industries in the abovementioned four regions. It aims to serve its members by facilitating best practice within its membership and the building industry as a whole.
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