Navigating Health and Safety Compliance: Expert Solutions for Metal and Engineering Professionals


Secure Your Metal and Engineering Operations: Partner with MAKROSAFE for Top-Notch Health and Safety Solutions

Are you a metal and engineering employer in South Africa struggling with OHS compliance, rising incident rates, and costly penalties? You're not alone. Our industry faces unique challenges in safeguarding employees and ensuring a safe working environment.

OHS Compliance in the Metal and Engineering Industry:

Overall Compliance Status: The Metal and Engineering Industry, like many industrial sectors, has variable rates of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) compliance across its different sub-sectors. This variability is due to the diverse nature of work, ranging from high-risk foundry operations to lower risk engineering design offices.

Sub-sector Variability: High-risk areas such as foundries and heavy metal fabrication often have greater challenges in achieving full compliance due to the inherent risks of their operations. Conversely, sub-sectors with less physically intensive processes might exhibit higher compliance rates.

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MAKROSAFE is your one-stop shop for comprehensive health and safety solutions tailored to the metal and engineering sector. We understand your specific needs and pain points, having helped numerous companies achieve sustainable safety improvements, reduce risks, and boost productivity.

Here's how we can assist you:

Unveiling Compliance Gaps:

Accident Trends

  • Trend Direction: Trends in OHS incidents can fluctuate, largely influenced by industry-specific initiatives to enhance safety, regulatory changes, and economic conditions affecting staffing and operational priorities.
  • Reasons for Trend: Any observed changes in incident rates might reflect tightened safety regulations, better awareness and training among workers, economic downturns leading to reduced operations, or technological advancements improving safety.
  • OHS Compliance Audit: Our experts conduct in-depth audits, identifying areas where your operations fall short of OHS Act regulations and industry best practices.
  • Customised Reporting: We provide detailed reports with practical recommendations, ensuring you have a clear roadmap to compliance.

Combating Unsafe Behaviours and Acts:

Unsafe Behaviours and Acts:

  • Common Unsafe Behaviours: The ten most common unsafe behaviours might include not using personal protective equipment (PPE), ignoring safety protocols, taking unnecessary risks due to time pressures, or failing to report hazards.
  • Unsafe Acts and Conditions: Common unsafe acts could involve bypassing safety devices on machinery, while unsafe conditions might include poorly maintained equipment or inadequate ventilation in areas dealing with hazardous substances. It could also include failing to conduct risk assessments, not providing adequate PPE, lack of proper training for workers, and insufficient emergency preparedness.
  • Targeted Toolbox Talks: We develop engaging and industry-specific toolbox talks addressing the top 10 unsafe behaviours and acts observed in your industry.
  • Customised Safe Operating Procedures (SOPs): Clear and easy-to-understand SOPs, specific to your equipment and processes, eliminate confusion and minimise risk.
  • Empowering Your Workforce:
  • Comprehensive Health and Safety Training: Our certified trainers deliver interactive and relevant training programs, equipping your employees with the knowledge and skills to work safely.
  • Ongoing Support and Consultation: We offer ongoing support, answering your questions and addressing emerging safety concerns.

Mitigating Risks and Saving Costs:

  • Incident Investigation and Analysis: We help you thoroughly investigate incidents, identify root causes, and implement corrective actions to prevent future occurrences.
  • Reduced Insurance Premiums: Improved safety records often lead to lower insurance premiums, saving you money in the long run.

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MAKROSAFE's proven approach makes a difference:

  • Industry Expertise: We have a deep understanding of the metal and engineering industry's unique hazards and regulatory landscape.
  • Data-Driven Solutions: We utilise data and trends to identify and address your specific safety challenges.
  • Client-Centric Focus: We tailor our solutions to your specific needs and work closely with your team to achieve your goals.

Ready to prioritise safety, protect your employees, and ensure compliance?

MAKROSAFE is committed to helping employers in the Metal and Engineering Industry to achieve their health and safety goals. We offer a wide range of services, including health and safety compliance audits, safe operating procedures, toolbox talks, health and safety training, and more.

Contact MAKROSAFE today! We offer a free consultation to discuss your needs and showcase how we can help you build a safer, more productive work environment.

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