Most frequently asked questions and answers from prospective clients

An Occupational Health and Safety Consultant needs to be appointed on a construction site to identify potential hazards and to compile safe working procedures to reduce, control or mitigate identified hazards. A health and safety plan will be compiled by an appointed Health and Safety Consultant who follows the “health and safety specifications” provided by the client.

This health and safety plan is to be seen as a documented summary of the legal requirements that need to be implemented on the specific construction site to ensure highest level of safety for the particular work environment.

A Health and Safety File is the core manual of your health and safety system. Without a health and safety file, the health and safety plan can’t be properly implemented or driven. Legally it is required by some industries (and strongly advised by others) to implement. We provide Health and Safety Files for all industries.

We consult each of our clients according to a well-detailed and set-out plan for each specific project that they are working on. Individually tailored programmes reduce the risk of unnecessary health and safety accidents and hazards in the work environment and lead to more content employees. Let us assist you in creating a tailored Health and Safety programme for your next project.

Our in-house health and safety officers are SAIOSH and SACPCMP certified and properly trained and capable in all necessary fields. We follow a personalised approach to offer a unique and individual process to each project to help deliver the best possible outcomes.

Risk management is the process of identifying threats and risks, assessing and controlling the origin, and the influencing factors, and minimizing the possibility of realization of these events.

That is where the health and safety specialist comes in. The construction industry faces several physical health and safety risks. It is the job of the health and safety specialist to ensure that employees return home uninjured. Our task is to create a risk management program to make your organization aware of the full range of risks the employer and employees face daily. Contact us so that we can help you create a risk-free work environment.

Do you know the difference between hazards and risks? Although these words are synonyms in the construction workplace, their meanings and applications can differ in reality. By knowing the difference between the two words, it can simplify matters when it comes to health and safety in the workplace. To explain the two terms, hazards refer to the sources of potential danger and risks to the probability of getting hurt. To conclude, a risk is part of a hazard. The six categories for hazards are biological, physical, ergonomic, psychosocial, and safety. Wesbron Health and Safety Practitioners’ main goal for their clients is to minimise exposure to hazards and consequently minimise risks.