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22 Oct 2020
Construction students build careers despite COVID-19

According to the International Monetary Fund, the construction sector was one of the industries that were most affected by COVID-19. This hasn’t…

Construction students build careers despite COVID-19

According to the International Monetary Fund, the construction sector was one of the industries that were most affected by COVID-19. This hasn’t deterred a group of local Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) students. In the face of adversity are more inspired to grow their careers, become independent and start their own businesses. According…

21 Oct 2020
Home security with style

“Home security is an undeniable priority for homeowners across South Africa. It should be prioritised during a home’s architectural or…

Home security with style

“Home security is an undeniable priority for homeowners across South Africa. It should be prioritised during a home’s architectural or interior design process in the same way other features are,” says Duncan Snyman Managing director of AMERICAN shutters®. “It should be considered as a design feature rather than a necessary…

21 Oct 2020
Preventive fire protection

South Africa has very strict fire safety and protection against fire regulations. The act says that occupants will be protected.…

Preventive fire protection

South Africa has very strict fire safety and protection against fire regulations. The act says that occupants will be protected. The intensity of fire within the building and spread to other buildings must be minimised. Geberit fire protection for waste and drainage systems is fire resistant and sound insulating. Domestic…

21 Oct 2020
Scorpion spike barriers for Port of St Helena Bay

Security upgrade for the Port of St Helena Bay, along the West Coast of South Africa. Boomgate Systems the market…

Scorpion spike barriers for Port of St Helena Bay

Security upgrade for the Port of St Helena Bay, along the West Coast of South Africa. Boomgate Systems the market leader in Vehicle Access Control and High-Security Equipment; chosen by one of our faithful partners; as the preferred supplier for this project. The team is pleased with the vote of…

16 Oct 2020
Discounts on locks, not on security

Saunderson Security the trusted brand in security-related products. For over twenty years Saunderson Security has developed relationships with leading manufacturers…

Discounts on locks, not on security

Saunderson Security the trusted brand in security-related products. For over twenty years Saunderson Security has developed relationships with leading manufacturers and wholesalers to bring customers the widest and best possible choice. Saunderson promises discounts on locks, not on safety. Two featured products on offer: The Asec Digital Latch Lock is…

15 Oct 2020
Automated health screening for offices and commercial buildings

As employees begin to go back to work, managers might consider how best to safeguard their team, and one method…

Automated health screening for offices and commercial buildings

As employees begin to go back to work, managers might consider how best to safeguard their team, and one method to determine fitness to work is to introduce health screening for employees at the point of entry prior to admittance onsite. Automated temperature checks, mask detection and contactless sanitisation checks…

14 Oct 2020
Covid-19: Construction Sectoral Guidelines published

by Kate Collier, a Partner & Shane Johnson, Professional Support Lawyer at Webber Wentzel Studies released the negative impact that Covid-19 has…

Covid-19: Construction Sectoral Guidelines published

by Kate Collier, a Partner & Shane Johnson, Professional Support Lawyer at Webber Wentzel Studies released the negative impact that Covid-19 has been on the construction sector. Some studies predicted that the sector could experience a total of 140,000 job losses. With alert level 1 now in effect,​the construction sector can breathe…

01 Oct 2020
Construction transport safety vital to reduce R352m spend

Aims to reduce the almost R352 million spent on MVAs in the construction industry South Africa has one of the worst overall…

Construction transport safety vital to reduce R352m spend

Aims to reduce the almost R352 million spent on MVAs in the construction industry South Africa has one of the worst overall motor vehicle accident (MVA) rates in the world, according to the latest World Health Organization’s road safety report published in 2018. The report revealed that there are around 1 million…

11 Sep 2020
DEKO 190 ward washer-disinfector

In biology, a pathogen in the oldest and broadest sense is anything that can produce disease. A pathogen may also…

DEKO 190 ward washer-disinfector

In biology, a pathogen in the oldest and broadest sense is anything that can produce disease. A pathogen may also be referred to as an infectious agent, or simply a germ. While many medical advances have been made to safeguard against infection by pathogens, using vaccination, antibiotics and fungicide, pathogens…

28 Aug 2020
PPE corruption focus hides the bigger picture

The list of companies that were awarded contracts by government for the supply of goods and services related to the…

PPE corruption focus hides the bigger picture

The list of companies that were awarded contracts by government for the supply of goods and services related to the Covid-19 pandemic include details on personal protective equipment (PPE) contracts. Provincial expenditure disclosure reports, however, indicate that as much as – or even more – has been spent on infrastructure…

01 Jul 2020
OHS compliance not enough to reopen says IRMSA

OHS compliance not enough to reopen says IRMSA When selected companies returned to business on 1 June 2020, they should…

OHS compliance not enough to reopen says IRMSA

OHS compliance not enough to reopen says IRMSA When selected companies returned to business on 1 June 2020, they should already have had risk assessments and plans in place in accordance with the requirements for Level 3 lockdown.

29 Jun 2020
Managing people safely in the workplace during Covid-19

People management solutions company, PRP Solutions (Pty) Ltd has launched a range of solutions for companies and organisations faced with…

Managing people safely in the workplace during Covid-19

People management solutions company, PRP Solutions (Pty) Ltd has launched a range of solutions for companies and organisations faced with new challenges for managing people safely in the workplace during Covid-19.

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