Consultant services

1. Consultancy:

WHSE Consultants offer a comprehensive health, safety and environmental consultancy services to our clients in order for them to comply with all aspects of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act 85 of 1993) and relevant regulations. Our Consultancy specializes in facilitating creation, implementation and maintenance of individualized HSE management plans and programs for diverse industries. We provide safety, health and environmental regulation assistance with our complete range of legally compliant programs, training and policy development plans. WHSE Consultants function in much the same capacity as a senior administrator or HSE manager would. We support your operations by creating policies and procedures, interfacing with industry regulation databases and implementing management programs for clients and contractors.


2. Risk Assessments:

All risk assessments will be performed in accordance with relevant internal procedures as per required needs of the client.


3. Incident / Accident Investigations:

All incidents, whether a near miss or an actual reportable event should be investigated. Near miss reporting and investigation allow you to identify and control hazards before they cause more serious incidents. Incident investigation is a tool for uncovering hazards that either were missed earlier or have managed to slip out of controls planned for them. It is useful only when done with the aim of discovering every contributing factor to the incident to “foolproof” the condition and/or activity to prevents future occurrences. In other words, your objective is to identify root causes and not just to apportion blame. We at WHSE Consultants can offer our clients this service (and more...) when appointed as their consultants or when the need should arise.


4. Health & Safety Auditing:

A health and Safety Audit is an audit that focuses on some, or all aspects of health and safety. It is a review performed to determine whether health and safety regulations, other applicable legislation and company policies (and sometimes recognised good practice) are adequately implemented and complied with.


5. Method Statement /Safe Working Procedures Development :

A work method statement, sometimes referred to as a safe work method statement or SWMS or a safe work procedure, is a part of a workplace safety plan. It is predominately used in construction to describe a document that gives specific instructions on how to safely perform a work related task, or operate a piece of plant or equipment. In many countries it is law to have work method statements, or similar, in place to advice employees and contractors on how to perform work related tasks safely. The statement is generally used as part of a safety induction and then referred to as required throughout a workplace; they should outline all the hazards that are likely to be encountered when undertaking a task or process and provide detailed guidance on how to carry out the task safely. A work method statement is prepared for each task on a particular worksite; the group of work method statements are then packaged and included in the overall Safety Plan. This plan is typically submitted at the beginning of a project for approval by the client or their representative.


6. Gap Analysis:

A Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) Gap Analysis is a tool that you can use to prepare your company for an inspection and to significantly improve its overall safety program. A SHE Gap Analysis allows companies to gain an understanding of the current state of their SHE program and identify gaps between the desired state and the current state. This evaluation will allow you to determine if your program is meeting its goals and objectives and where gaps are identified, provide you with an action plan for achieving them. WHSE Consultants SHE Gap Analysis’ includes but is not limited to:


7. Evacuation Plan / Procedure Development:

Nobody expects an emergency or disaster – especially one that affects them, their employees, and their business personally. Yet the simple truth is that emergencies and disasters can strike anyone, anytime. You and your employees could be forced to evacuate your company when you least expect it. WHSE Consultants helps you, the employer/client, plan for that possibility. The best way to protect yourself, your workers, and your business is to expect the unexpected and develop a well-thought-out emergency action plan according to your companies individual needs to guide you when immediate action is necessary. The evacuation plan/procedure can include the following but is not limited to:


8. QMS / OHSAS / SHEQ System Development & Implementation:

After completion of the Risk Assessment, WHSE Consultants shall develop a health, safety and environmental plan to satisfy legal requirements as well as specific client needs. The health, safety and environmental plan shall include but not be limited to the following:


9. Safety File Development:

WHSE Consultants can provide our clients with a safety file specific to their needs, whether this is a generic file that you as the client wants to build yourself or a comprehensive client specific file. The files can include the following but is not limited to:

  • Section 1: Introduction
  • Section 2: Reference Documents
  • Section 3: Definitions and terminology
  • Section 4: Roles & Responsibilities
  • Section 5: Objectives & Targets
  • Section 6: Planning & Procedures
  • Section 7: Health & Safety Specification Implementation
  • Section 8: Application of the Health & Safety Specification
  • 8.1 Compensation for Occupational Injury & Diseases
  • 8.2 Occupational Health and Safety Policy
  • 8.3 Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment
  • 8.4 Health & Safety Committees
  • 8.5 Health & Safety Training
  • 8.6 General Record Keeping
  • 8.7 Incentives
  • 8.8 Penalties
  • 8.9 Emergency Procedures
  • 8.10 Hazards & Potentially Hazardous Situations
  • 8.11 PPE & Clothing
  • 8.12 Safety Signage
  • 8.13 Permits
  • 8.14 Contractors & Suppliers
  • Section 9: Health & Safety Practice
  • 9.1 Excavations
  • 9.2 Demolition
  • 9.3 Stacking of Materials & Housekeeping
  • 9.4 Hazardous Chemical Substances
  • 9.5 Asbestos
  • 9.6 Plant & Machinery
  • ANNEXURES/ADDENDUMS:
  • A Health & Safety Policy
  • B Hazardous Task Identification
  • C Risk Assessment
  • D Induction
  • E Toolbox Talk
  • F Audit Schedule

  • 10. Fall Protection Plan Development:

    WHSE Consultants create for our clients at all Protection Plan (FPP) that brings all the information about a work site and safety all together. This is to prevent injuries and falls at height if there is a risk of a worker falling. By using a FPP you can make the work area safe for anybody working at heights, and the people working on the site will know of all the hazards and the rescue procedures. All working at heights sites and work must have a FPP before any person is allowed to work at heights, and it must be ensured that everyone understands the procedure in the FPP according to the OHASA and the Construction Regulation section 10: Fall Protection Plan means a documented plan which includes and provides for but is not limited to: