A Health and Safety Compliance Certificate is a certifying document that asserts and approves a workplace as legally compliant with the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 requirements. This certificate is proof that a company has met and passed all legal standards required by law to create a healthy and safe working environment for all.
When is a Health and Safety Compliance Certificate issued?
A Health and Safety Compliance Certificate is issued after a workplace has been subjected to a Health and Safety Audit. The Audit is usually done by means of a complete workplace compliance assessment. Health and safety audits are conducted by auditors. These auditors should be from health and safety practicing institutes which are registered with relevant national boards. The auditors will be on the lookout for hazards and any workplace risks that may jeopardize the health and safety of anybody who works or uses the premises. Safety control measures will also be assessed for efficiency. After premises have satisfactory been found to be without any risk, potential future risk, hazards and meets all relevant standards, they can be declared legally compliant and safe to continue operating. The company can then be issued with a Health and Safety Compliance Certificate.
Who issues a Health and Safety Compliance Certificate?
The registered health and safety institute that has conducted the audit on premises should issue the company with a legal Health and Safety Compliance Certificate.
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For how long is the Health and Safety Compliance Certificate valid for?
A Health and Safety Compliance Certificate is valid for a year. Every year, companies should have another audit conducted at their premises as per legal stipulations. A year is a long time and new hazards may occur due to ever-changing workplaces. It is essential that yearly assessments are conducted.
What is the importance of the Health and Safety Compliance Certificate?
Health and Safety Compliance is a legal requirement for all workplaces. If the company is found to be non compliant with the OHS Act and the law, Companies can face punishment from the Department of Employment and Labour when the department visits the premises on their routine check and find issues of non-compliance. Punishment may vary from heavy fines to complete shut down of businesses.
Having a health and safety compliance certificate verifies employers and employees that they have a healthy and safe workplace. They can work confidently and productively without any challenges or incidents. It is a certificate that proves that all legal stipulations have been implemented and all standards have been met.
It is wise for companies to not only choose just about any institute to do a Health and Safety Compliance Audit in a bid to just acquire certification. Only certification from health and safety practicing institutes that are certified are accepted by the Department of Employment and Labour. Employers are encouraged to do a back ground check on the institutes they choose for credibility.
MAKROSAFE is registered with SAIOSH and all relevant legal boards and it is accredited with Health Welfare Sector Educational and Training Authority. MAKROSAFE have been certifying and re-certifying companies for more than 23 years.