Responsibilities of Managers and HODs

Managers and HODs are responsible for ensuring that day-to-day health and safety management practices are implemented - and account to RU's Section 16(2) appointees

In terms of the OHS act(Occupational Health and Safety Act, No. 85 of 1993) Section 8 (General duties of employers to their employees) this includes:

  • Provide and maintain equipment and safe systems of work;

  • Identify hazards, assess associated risks, and remove/minimise these; 

  • Inform employees of any/potential hazards and risks;

  • Provide the necessary protective measures are ensure these are used by employees;

  • Monitor and enforce health and safety control measures, take corrective action where required;

  • Provide training, supervision, information and talks to improve safety awareness;

  • Appoint Health and Safety Reps, First Aiders and Fire Marshals;

  • Continuous risk assessment, including regular health & safety inspections;

  • Incidents/accidents to be reported and investigated;

  • Copy of the OHS Act and regulations must be available to employees.



Last Modified: Wed, 17 Nov 2021 11:14:58 SAST