Construction Health and Safety (CHS)

The Master Builders Association (MBA) North acknowledges the need for professional support services to ensure compliance to the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act 85 of 1993 and Regulations.

For the OHS Program to achieve success and add value to your operations either on site or at the workplace, a site / workplace specific OHS plan and management system is required.

Continual monitoring is essential to identify deviations from standards and to implement practical corrective measures where applicable.

The MBA North can provide professional OHS support services to your company to guarantee compliance.

Implementation of the OHS Plan and Management System is mandatary and has numerous benefits, not only for the operational requirement of your company but also for your employees.

Why is health & safety awareness important for members?

  • Keep the built environment informed of the latest Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) legislation
  • Reduce the likelihood of injuries in the workplace.
  • Identify potential hazards and appropriate controls in the workplace.
  • Establish a commitment to safety

Services

We compile site specific Health & Safety File sin accordance with CHS Act and client Safety Specifications

Key projects

  • Development and implementation of a site specific OHS Management Plan / System;
  • Site Inspections (admin / legal / site conditions) – weekly; and
  • Full Compliance Audits (admin / legal / site conditions) – monthly.

Where practical the CHS Specialist can attend Site Meetings / OHS Committee Meetings for your convenience. Appointments should however be made well in advance.

Mentoring

Our CHS Specialists shall endeavor to encourage personal developmental relationships with your appointed OHS Representatives in order to –

  • Transfer knowledge and skills; and
  • Share their experience in OHS Legislation, Management Systems and on-site conditions.

Training on the Move (ToM)

In cases where the contractor finds it challenging to provide effective training due to a lack of resources and facilities, TOM shall assist with site specific induction training and OHS related toolbox talks.

The TOM initiative provides both site induction and toolbox training to all MBA North Members and can be deployed to any site or premises.

The MBA North Members, The Federated Employers’ Mutual Assurance Company (FEM) Policy Holders and Contractors are introduced to audio and visual equipment which will contribute to effective transfer of vital OHS information.

The vehicle is branded with the Federated Employers Mutual (FEM) logo as the main sponsor and The Building & Construction Industry Medical Aid Fund (BCIMA) as the secondary sponsor.

TOM provides interactive site induction training to construction workers within Gauteng, Mpumalanga, North-West and Limpopo Provinces in South Africa (SA).

Site audits & 5 star grading

Employers have a legal duty and a moral obligation to ensure their workplaces are maintained in a safe state and without risk to health and safety. Health and safety audits are necessary to monitor operations against established legal compliance. The MBA North CHS team provide an independent view bench-marking against legal compliance and best practice.

Risk assessments

Risks assessments are required to comply with Construction Regulations and identify all risks and hazards associated with the employer’s scope of work which will allow the employer to either eliminate or reduce the likelihood of an incident occurring.  Our team is able to provide support for developing practical project and task specific risk assessments.

We compile site-specific Health & Safety Files in accordance with the CHS Act and Client Safety Specifications.

Incident investigation

An incident that results in an employee injury, property damage, a fire, or spill warrants an investigation. The CHS team provide capable support to identity root causes, practical corrective actions and comply with legislated reporting requirements.

Annual Regional Health and Safety Award Competition

The Annual Regional Safety Competition provides a platform for member companies to bench mark their CHS & management systems implementation against other companies in our region and nationally.

By participating in the competition the company verifies their compliance with relevant legislation and best practices within the MBA North region and nationally.

CHS Training

  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA) training
  • Occupational Health and Safety Representative training
  • First Aid Level 1

Workshops

The department identifies industry challenges and hot topics. We source industry experts & create a platform for the industry to engage, debate and identify solutions for these challenges.

Service Offering & Costing


Costs are generated at an hourly rate for on-site work.

For the H&S File to be maintained and the associated H&S report to be issued, costs are generated at a minimum of (2) hours monthly.

For additional work and/or reports an hourly rate is quoted.

Travel costs are calculated from the MBA North Offices in Midrand, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

Cost for accommodation shall be for the Clients account should there be a need for the CHS Specialist to stay over at a guesthouse. As a minimum requirement, provision for 3-star facilities is essential.

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY PACKAGE

R 4 770.00 (VAT Exclusive)

HEALTH & SAFETY FILE

1 X Site Specific H&S File

Maximum 10 delegates per Company to attend the implementation of the Site-Specific H&S File

OHS SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

1 X OHS Act (Latest Edition)

1 X IWH – Working at Height Safety Guideline

OHS TRAINING

First Aid Level 1 Training Course (1delegate only 2 days – refreshments included)

SHE Representative Training Course (1delegate only 2 days – refreshments included)

Hazard Identification Risk Assessment (1delegate only 2 days – refreshments included)

NOTE: The OHS Training expires within 4 months of acceptance of proposal. You are required to book your training with Ms. Keitumetse Mahibila as soon as possible.)

TRAINING ON THE MOVE

Induction and Awareness Training

Maximum 30 delegates per Company to attend the free training

Training may be conducted at any premises or site

Monthly Expenses

DESCRIPTION

Site Visit & Audit at least two (2) hours per month

Additional Work as per Agreement between Parties

Traveling Cost

COST

R1060.00 p/m

R530.00 p/h

R4.24 p/km

Idemnity


Please take note that the Master Builders Association North (MBA North) and its safety consultants carry a Professional Indemnity Insurance as underwritten by Hollard Commercial Professional Indemnity Insurance. 
This Insurance includes Professional Indemnity, Fraudulent Action / Dishonesty and Infringement or Defamation and it is done solely in the performance of or failure to perform professional services that is rendered to the Third Party.  This Professional Indemnity Insurance is limited to R1000 000.00 (One Million Rand) on aggregate per year. 

This policy specifically excludes loss to bodily injury / property damage, arising out of, based upon or attributable to Bodily Injury or Property damage, unless arising from actual or alleged failure to achieve the legally required standard of care, diligence and expertise in performing professional services.

The company accepting this proposal acknowledges that it is operating in the construction industry and that it is aware of all risks that it may be exposed to in terms of the services anticipated in this proposal.

In accepting this proposal the company indemnifies, releases, discharges and holds harmless the MBA North and its Employees, Officers and Executive Committee against and from any or all claims, actions and liabilities arising in the course of or in any way connected, with the activities anticipated by this proposal and to which this indemnity and waiver applies, including without limitation loss, damage or injury suffered by the company, including any of its employees, directors, agents, representatives, contractors or those of its subcontractors, and for any reason whatsoever.

The above indemnity shall only be applicable to such portion of claims that exceed the insured value of each event and any liability of the MBA North and its Employees, Officers and Executive Committee shall be limited to the maximum limit of the insurance for the aggregate for the year.

DISCLAIMER

The documentation is compiled by the MBA North and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the information, documentation, or related services supplied for any purpose.
Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

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