MAKROSAFE has introduced a SafetyWallet Programme that rewards members with substantial financial gains when investing in health and safety programmes. \n\n\n\nGrowing trend of violence\n\n\n\nThere has been a growing trend of violence\nin South African schools, colleges and universities in recent years. This\nproblem has led, on average, to 60 people suffering an injury at a place of\nlearning every day. A recent study was undertaken by the Centre for Justice and\nCrime Prevention (CJCP) and involved:\n\n\n\n12,794 students\nfrom primary and secondary schools264 school\nprincipals521 teachers\n\n\n\nIt showed that 15.3% of children in these\nschools have experienced violence at their place of learning. School principals\nconfirmed that the children had easy access to alcohol, drugs and weapons. The\nstudy served to underline the increasing need for health and safety\nimplementation at educational institutions nationwide.\n\n\n\nHigh and low risks\n\n\n\nA government white paper recently pinpointed high and low OHS risks that must be addressed by the education industry. These are:\n\n\n\nInjuriesSafetyEmergency controls\ninvolving bomb threatsHealth risksTransportationOperational fire\nalarms and extinguishersFire escapesEmergency exitsSafety signageRegular drills\n\n\n\nOHS and the Government The Government \u2018s Minister of Employment and Labour, Mr Thulas Nxesi, recently stressed the importance of OHS at all levels of industry in South Africa. The goal of his department is to achieve a zero accident rate, which Mr Nxesi has named \u201cVision Zero.\u201d With the help of professional OHS operatives, such as MAKROSAFE and SafetyWallet, much can be contributed to this health and safety campaign.\n\n\n\nReturn on Investment (ROI) with SafetyWallet \n\n\n\nEnter SafetyWallet rewardsprogramme\n\n\n\nMAKROSAFE is adding impetus to \u201cVision Zero\u201d with its innovative SafetyWallet Health and Safety Programme. This programme rewards the educational services industry with substantial financial returns on their OHS investments.\n\n\n\nThe SafetyWallet is divided into four\ncategories, dependent on the number of people employed by an educational\nfacility:\n\n\n\nFriend Circle (1-\n50 Employees)Family Circle (51-\n100 Employees)Champion Circle\n(101- 300 Employes)Pinnacle Circle\n(301+ Employees)\n\n\n\nExample of SafetyWallet pinnacle circle rewards\n\n\n\nThe majority of private education\ninstitutions such as schools, colleges and universities, fall into the Pinnacle\nCircle. While this is the most expensive OHS SafetyWallet programme, the\nPinnacle Circle offers staggering returns on investments (ROIs)\n\n\n\nHealth & Safety Compliance Gap Analysis \/ AuditSaving: R 23\n430.40ROI: 55.79%Health & Safety Risk AssessmentSaving: R 26\n432.00ROI: 119%Health & Safety (on-site) ImplementationSaving: R 50\n762.40ROI: 318.50%\n\n\n\nMaintaining health and safety programme\n\n\n\nAnnual Saving: R\n263 548.78ROI: 627.50%\n\n\n\nA total health and safety solution with SafetyWallet\n\n\n\nSafetyWallet offers a total Health and Safety solution in the field\nof education. Its programme gives blanket coverage of every aspect of the OHS\nregulations which include:\n\n\n\nHealth\nand Safety Compliance Audit\n\n\n\nThe Health and Safety Compliance Audit is\ncrucial in the South African education environment. \n\n\n\nSafetWallet ensures that these institutions are compliant with all\naspects of the OHS Act, regulations, standards, as well as by-laws.\n\n\n\nRisk Assessment\n\n\n\nHealth and Safety Risk Assessments form\nthe nucleus of the OHS Act compliance rules and regulations. Assessments are\nmonitored and conducted at regular intervals.\n\n\n\nSafetyWallet identifies, manages and controls hazards and risks at\neducational institutions. This safeguards the health and safety of students,\nteachers and administrative staff members.\n\n\n\nImplementation of Health and Safety Programmes\n\n\n\nBasic health and safety measures and\nprocedures require a thorough knowledge and understanding of all aspects of OHS\nlegislation. This is essential if compliance demands are to be met.\n\n\n\nThe involvement of\nprofessionals in the field of Health and Safety, like MAKROSAFE and SafetyWallet, must be utilised\nas the OHS Act presents unending challenges to the education industry.The system used in\nSafetyWallet is unique and translates difficult terms and cumbersome procedures\ninto easy achievable goals at a fraction of the cost. \n\n\n\nInspections\n\n\n\nInspections must be held regularly to\nprevent fatalities, accidents, incidents, injuries and illnesses. \n\n\n\nMAKROSAFE ensures that thorough inspections take place to identify\nexisting or potential hazards. Their professional team will then introduce\ncorrective plans-of-action to solve these problem areas.SafetyWallet with OHS Online\nfeatures an inspection tool via a mobile device connected to a secure cloud\nbased database. This makes it more effective and saves time.\n\n\n\nInjuries on Duty (IOD)\n\n\n\nIOD services not only prevent injuries and\naccidents but also eliminate time-consuming administrative follow-ups with OHS\nauthorities.\n\n\n\nIODs require an\nin-depth understanding of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and\nDiseases Act, as well as the OHS Act. For these reasons, this crucial aspect of\nhealth and safety should be left in the hands of professionals, such as MAKROSAFE. \n\n\n\nAdditional services\n\n\n\nMAKROSAFE and SafetyWallet offers\nadditional services to augment its Health and Safety portfolio. These include:\n\n\n\nRefilling and\nproviding first aid boxesServicing fire\nequipmentEvacuation plansFirst Aid and\nFirefighting trainingEmergency\npreparedness Managing and Tracking IOD\u2019sArranging and\nManaging MedicalsSite Files\n\n\n\n Overview\n\n\n\nOHS responsibilities in the Education\nServices Industry are far-reaching. It acts as a watchdog for an industry\ninvolving millions of children, young people, educators, administrators and\nrelated services. The education industry operates at both public and private\nlevel and includes schools, colleges, training centres and universities. OHS\nresponsibilities involve:\n\n\n\nSafety at sports\neventsPrecautions such\nas insurance safeguarding accidents, injuries, medical costs and\nhospitalisationAdult supervisionProviding\ntransport, ensuring that school buses are roadworthy and operated by valid\ndriver\u2019s licence holdersPrecluding\nchildren with health problems from taking part in physical training and sports\neventsTeaching students\nsafety precautions regarding water activities such as dams, swimming pools,\nrivers and the seaImplementing\nproper emergency evacuation proceduresDisplaying\nemergency evacuation procedures prominently in classrooms, offices and other\npublic areas of the buildingConducting regular\nfire drillsInstalling audible\nfire alarms and operational fire extinguishersTeaching both\nstudents and members of staff how to operate fire extinguishersImplementing\nrecognised bomb threat procedures\n\n\n\nWith more than two decades of service in\nthe OHS field, MAKROSAFE is a widely respected and recognised consultancy. It\nimplements programmes that are managed and supported by state-of-the-art\ntechnological systems. These ensure that South African education industry\nservice providers maintain OHS standards while achieving optimised results in\nthe reduction of Health and Safety hazards.\n\n\n\nGet started \u2013 visit the website now.