IOPSA obtains Health & Safety Grant once again for it's members!

06 Mar 2018 8:16 AM | Anonymous

The Institute of Plumbing South Africa (IOPSA) sets out to achieve the best for the plumbing industry, and strives to share the rules and regulations in a simplified and straightforward manner.

IOPSA is proud to announce that the Federated Employer’s Mutual Assurance Company (FEM) has approved a second year of funding for a much-needed grant which will allow IOPSA to engage the services of a Health and Safety Officer, who is an expert in their field. 

The position will carry great responsibility and the person will have an extensive knowledge in this field. With an in-house Health and Safety Officer, Doug Michell,  IOPSA will be able to provide further occupational health and safety training and advice to members as it has for the past year.

FEM was established as a mutual insurer in 1936 and, on the introduction of the Workmen's Compensation Act 1941, was granted a licence to continue to transact workmen's compensation insurance for the building industry. Its business operations are essentially confined to the insurance of employers against their liabilities under the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 1993.

Over the past year IOPSA has achieved the following through the use of the FEM grant:

 OHS Videos:
  • These videos were created for easy reference and understanding of different topics within health and safety. IOPSA have worked on the following topics that will be issued to it’s members and the industry as a whole:
  • 1.      Deep excavations
  • 2.      Lifting and carrying
  • 3.      PPE
  • 4.      Tool safety
  • 5.      Working at heights
 Workshops and Webinars
  • Tool box talk webinars are done every Tuesday - Free for IOPSA members
  • Health and Safety webinars
  • IOPSA Plumbers evening presentations
  • Bosses Lunch Talks on safety

For the upcoming year, IOPSA will be improving and expanding the program to add more vale to its members.

IOPSA will be continuing the weekly Free webinars for its members as well as including some exciting new additions such as an FEM section on the plumbers app where IOPSA members will have access to safety checklists for each task as well as vehicle checklists which can automatically be sent to direct managers once completed.

For more information on the services IOPSA offers in regards to health and safety please feel free to contact our national office on 011 454 0025.

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