Health and Safety

Health and Safety

Sarens SA is currently using a SHEQ Integrated Safety Management System which is in line with OSHAS 18001 whilst also being in full compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 and the revised Construction Regulations.

Sarens SA has previously achieved NOSA 4 Star ratings at Head Office, workshops and yard in Alrode.

Our aim is to achieve an OSHAS 18001 certificate in the near future. We are also currently busy with an ISO 14001 certification. Our future target will be to obtain our ISO 9001.

At Sarens SA we believe that Safety comes first at all times, and encourage a 'Behavioural Based Safety' amongst our People. View International certification here.back to top

The Responsibilities of the Company

The Company will make every practical effort to comply with the obligations laid down under the occupational Health and Safety Act 85 OF 1993. In particular by:

  • Providing a safe workplace with safe access to and from the premises and a healthy working environment;
  • Providing safe and healthy systems of work by taking all practical steps to ensure that all plant, machinery and equipment is designed, constructed and operated in a safe manner, including the provision of appropriate protective equipment and clothing.
  • Providing safe arrangements for the use, handling, storage and transport of articles and substances;
  • By giving instruction, training, supervision and information to enable all employees to carry out their duties in safety and to actively contribute to the safety within the organisation;
  • Providing first aid facilities and training;
  • Consulting staff about arrangements for implementing, promoting and developing health and safety at work.

The Company will use their best endeavours to:

  • Ensure that this policy is actively complied with and to create a climate in which there is an awareness of the importance of health and safety;
  • Define areas of responsibility for safety where appropriate;
  • Maintain a set of codes of practice and procedures relating to health and safety;
  • Provide the necessary resources with which to pursue this policy;
  • Ensure that any person other than employees and volunteers is protected by this policy;
  • Ensure that employees and other persons affected by this policy are aware of it.

The company will encourage employees to examine this policy and take action or seek advice appropriate to their situation. The company will be willing at any reasonable time to discuss any aspects of the policy with all or any employees.

This policy will from time to time be reviewed and amended as necessary. Employees will be kept informed of any amendments.

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Employee Responsibilities

All employees have an important part to play in the operation of the Health and Safety Policy.

The employee has a responsibility for ensuring that they:

  • Undertake the work they are required to do taking reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves, their colleagues, visitors, customers, contractors and members of the public;
  • Use protective clothing and equipment when and where necessary;
  • Not interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interests of health and safety;
  • Report any incident to the management which may have led to injury or damage;
  • Give all assistance as required in the investigation of accidents;
  • Become familiar with and conform to this policy and relevant safety instructions at all times;
  • Co-operate with the management in any efforts to comply with the occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993.
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Health Certificate
Health Certificate