SA Builder August ’22

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AVOIDING REPEAT-TYPE INJURIES

Companies should not be satisfied with a low injury rate if they are experiencing repeat-type injuries. These should be included when determining a company’s safety performance. A repeat-type incident means that certain controls, procedures or actions have failed. These include: Investigations, Action plans, Communication, Training, Monitoring action plans. The following  recommendations will help prevent these incidents: 

THE HOUSING CONSUMERS PROTECTION MEASURES ACT: WHAT IT MEANS AND WHO IT AFFECTS 

The Housing Consumers Protection Measures Act 95 of 1998 was promulgated to make provision for the protection of housing consumers and to provide for the establishment and functions of the National Home Builders’ Registration Council (NHBRC). A home builder is anyone who constructs or undertakes to construct a home. 

POSITIVE TURNOUT FOR INDUSTRY TRADE SHOWS

The occupational health and safety, security, facilities management and fire protection sectors proved once again that face-to-face interaction cannot be beaten, with excellent industry support seen at the recent co-located Securex SA, A-OSH Expo, Facilities Management Expo and Firexpo trade shows. The exhibitions took place from 31 May-2 June 2022 at the Gallagher Convention Centre ......

CLIMATE-PROOF ROADS

The vulnerability of South Africa’s primary road network to severe flooding and climate change-related incidents has been thrust into the public domain in recent months. The devastating floods in KwaZulu-Natal not only contributed to the unfortunate deaths of more than 450 people, but also caused immeasurable damage to vital transport infrastructure. This should raise concerns about the overall quality of the country’s road network and its ........

RAPID RESULTS OF DIGITALISATION IN CONSTRUCTION

A multi-disciplinary construction company’s digitalisation processes is already yielding favourable results. This is especially noteworthy for the company’s technically complex projects for private-sector clients operating in the energy and mining industries. A case in point is how Murray & Dickson (M&D) – the company in question – uses 3D, 4D and 5D building information management (BIM) ......