The security industry is split into the private sector, public sector and national security. Security applies to any vulnerable and/or valuable asset, such as a person, dwelling, community, item, nation, or organization, where it provides a form of protection.
Your Total Solution For Health and Safety Compliance In The Security Industry
Workers in the security industry can suffer from a variety of work-related illnesses and injuries. Security personnel should have training to understand hazards that may affect them in their workplace as well as areas off-site, and know what measures have been put in place to protect them. They also need to have the appropriate training, such as first aid, to be able to handle emergency situations.
The security industry is one of the most dangerous sectors and has threats which include bodily harm, terrorism, hostage situations, and emotional trauma. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is a common occurrence and the psychological needs of all employees must be prioritised.
In addition to first aid, health and safety training should include how to recognise symptoms of stress and fatigue. Regular risk assessments for each employee must be carried out to ensure that each person is still performing optimally and healthily.
It seems to be common sense, and yet PPE is often underestimated in the security industry. In addition to bullet-proof vests and the obvious protective gear, there are important PPE such as goggles and steel-toed boots for certain environments that can be overlooked.
MAKROSAFE offers a total solution to ensure your company reaches and maintains Occupational Health and Safety Compliance:
Health and Safety Compliance Audit
A Health and Safety Compliance Audit is an important factor in South African workplaces, to ensure that you comply with the Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations, standards and by-laws. Our compliance audit will help you establish where you legally stand regarding your workplace Health and Safety compliance.
A Health and Safety Risk Assessment is the most important part of the Occupational Health & Safety Act 85 of 1993, no company can be compliant to the OHS Act if this is not conducted and monitored on a regular basis. Our Risk Assessments help you Identify, Manage and Control risks and hazards in your workplace to ensure your employees are safe.
Implementing your Health and Safety Programme
Ensuring Health and Safety in the workplace is a never-ending challenge that requires thorough understanding of all relevant legislation and the involvement of specialists. Our Health and Safety Programme Implementation ensures that fundamental Health and Safety procedures and strategies are put in place to uphold your Health and Safety Compliance.
Workplace inspections help prevent incidents, accidents, injuries, illnesses and fatalities. Through a critical examination of the workplace, inspections help to identify and record hazards for corrective action. Health and Safety committees should plan, conduct, report and monitor inspections on a regular basis to ensure that your OHS plan is effective and no fatal hazards are present in the workplace. Having the quality and functionality of essential services assured by specialists will be the first step to control the damage if disaster strikes.
Injuries on Duty services ensure the prevention of accidents and, more importantly, the administrative follow-ups with authorities is handled by dedicated administrators. The prevention of accidents and, more importantly, the administrative follow-up with authorities is a time-consuming process which requires much attention to detail. It is work that, in the interest of the well-being of the employee and the continuity of the company operations, demands in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Maintaining your Health and Safety Programme
Maintaining Health and Safety in the workplace involves many administrative processes and dedicated follow ups. It also demands one to have the ability to make impartial observations and knowledge about possible solutions. Maintaining your Health and Safety Programme will ensure that your workplace is risk and hazard free, monitored by trained Health and Safety professionals and compliant.
We offer a variety of additional services to ensure that a safe and healthy working environment is easy to maintain and monitored. The types of additional services we offer includes:
- Managing and Tracking IOD’s
- Arranging and Managing Medicals
- Load Testing
- Sundry services such as refilling and providing first aid boxes or servicing of fire equipment
- Site Files
- Evacuation plans
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Clients we service in the Security Industry