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HIRA

How to conduct Occupational Hazard Identification

An effective HIRA process not only helps in reducing risks but also ensures a secure and productive work environment. Occupational hazards span various categories, including ergonomic, chemical, and physical risks, each with potential to cause harm or significant financial loss.

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The Recovery Position
First Aid Training

Why The Recovery Position Saves Lives

The Recovery Position is a vital first aid technique used to safeguard an unconscious but breathing individual. By carefully placing them on their side, this position helps maintain an open airway, allowing for clear breathing and preventing the inhalation of fluids like saliva, blood, or vomit which could lead to choking or aspiration.

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First Aid Training

How to apply a First Aid Dressing

Knowing how to apply a first aid dressing is a vital skill, as not all wounds heal the same way. From minor scrapes to severe burns, each injury requires a specific approach. First Aid kits should be stocked with gauze bandages and specialised dressings, avoiding materials like cotton wool that can complicate the wound.

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Workplace Safety

Fighting fatigue: Staying alert and avoiding safety hazards at work

With over 40% of workplace incidents linked to fatigue, it’s essential to stay alert to avoid accidents. Fatigue impairs judgement, slows reactions, and dulls concentration. Both employers and employees must recognise and manage fatigue risks, implementing strategies like sufficient sleep, hydration, nutritious food, regular breaks, and light exercise.

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Occupational Health and Safety

How to become a compliance officer

A compliance officer is key in preventing incidents like the near-miss at a fishing company, where a lack of adherence to safety procedures put lives at risk. This role involves enforcing health and safety policies, undertaking risk assessments, and ensuring internal practices comply with the law.

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Does Your Workplace Need a Trained Fire fighter
Fire Fighting Training

Does Your Workplace Need a Trained Fire fighter

Ensure workplace safety by having a trained fire fighter. Legal duty under OHS Act 85 of 1993 mandates employers to provide a safe environment. Trained firefighters reduce fire risks, recognise hazards, and act appropriately in emergencies. Compliance with SANS 10400 Building Regulations is crucial. Absolute Health Services offers Basic and Advanced Firefighting courses tailored to workplace needs.

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What Are Fire Hazards
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What Are Fire Hazards?

In the realm of workplace safety and daily life, understanding the intricacies of fire hazards stands as an imperative. Recognising ignition sources and flammable materials

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