The legislation governing workplaces in relation to COVID – 19 is the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Act 85 of 1993, as amended, read with the Hazardous Biological Agents Regulations.

You will know that Section 8 (1) of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act, Act 85 of 1993, as amended, requires the employer to provide and maintain as far as is reasonably practicable a working environment that is safe and without risks to the health of employees. Specifically section 8(2)(b) requires steps such as may be reasonably practicable to eliminate or mitigate any hazard or potential hazard before resorting to personal protective equipment (PPE). However, in the case of COVID–19, a combination of controls is required, although the main principle is to follow the hierarchy of controls.

However, before the implementation of control measures, current risk assessments need to be reviewed and updated, taking into account the new hazards posed by exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace. This is in accordance with Section 8 (2) (d) of the OHS Act. Have you got this in place?

With COVID-19, it may not be possible to eliminate the hazard, the most effective protection measures are (listed from most effective to least effective): engineering controls, administrative controls, safe work practices (a type of administrative control), and PPE. There are advantages and disadvantages to each type of control measure when considering the ease of implementation, effectiveness and cost.

During April of this year Aguru, with our partners, went to work to find solutions to help employers now faced with the realities of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in the workplace. I want to introduce you to Metnor dispensers and sanitizing units:

 

WALL MOUNT KNEE OPERATED HAND WASH SINK

Dimensions: 400mm high x 300mm wide x 200mm

Stainless steel grade 304

Pricing on request. info@aguru.co.za

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WALL MOUNT ELECTRO PLATED ROLLER TOWEL DISPENSER

Dimensions: 400mm high x 390mm wide x 280mm

Heavy Duty Construction: Square tubular electroplated mild steel

Pricing on request. info@aguru.co.za

MANUFACTURED IN SOUTH AFRICA

 

 

WALL MOUNT STAINLESS STEEL HAND/ELBOW OPERATED HAND SANITIZER UNITS

Dimensions: 330mm high x 90mm wide x 250mm

Capacity:750 to 1000ml bottle (not supplied empty)

Heavy Duty Construction: Stainless steel 430 grade.

Pricing on request. info@aguru.co.za

MANUFACTURED IN SOUTH AFRICA

 

 

STAINLESS STEEL FOOT OPERATED HAND SANITIZER DISPENSER STAND

Dimensions: 1200mm high x 300mm x 300mm1000ml bottle (not supplied empty)

Heavy Duty Construction: Stainless steel 430 grade.

Optional Accessories- Towel shelf and disposal bin-not shown.

Pricing on request. info@aguru.co.za

MANUFACTURED IN SOUTH AFRICA

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