Your Total Solution For Health and Safety Compliance In The Wood and Upholstery Industry

Wood and Upholstery Industry

The wood and upholstery industry has one of the highest accident rates in manufacturing, most of them being caused by moving machinery. Creating a strict Health and Safety programme, as well and educating staff through training, will form an integral part of making sure companies in this industry stay clear of deaths and injuries. Health and safety in the wood and upholstery industry is complicated to manage due to the levels of training required. There are a number of different work sites to consider – forestry regions with felling of trees, stacking of timber, transporting and off-loading of timber, production of furniture at the factory, and distributing the final product to retailers. Every step of the process poses risks for debilitating injury. Every piece of machinery requires specific training, both in terms of the equipment’s function, as well as precautions that need to be taken and what to do in case of an emergency. Workers are often far away from medical treatment and need to be trained to administer first aid until help arrives. The importance of teamwork is also critical as many injuries occur due to miscommunication and not working in sync with one another during crucial moments such as moving heavy logs.

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 important for OHS verification in South African workplaces, to ensure that you comply with the Occupational Health & Safety Act 85 of 1993 and Regulations, standards and by-laws. Our compliance audit will help you establish where you legally stand regarding your workplace Health and Safety compliance.

Risk Assessment

A Health and Safety Risk Assessment is the most important part of the Occupational Health & Safety Act, 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.

Additional Services

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 Wood and Upholstery Industry