The Concept of Risk-Based Thinking

Safe Working Practice is a consultancy that provides our clients with complete health and safety compliance solutions, founded with the idea of promoting Health and Safety culture in the workplace. We strive to reduce the number of fatalities and disabling injuries in the workplace, most of which are preventable.

The key to success when it comes to health and safety is knowing the risks that your employees are faced with. Every company can benefit from a comprehensive risk assessment. Without a proper risk assessment, you won’t have the proper information to set up and manage your registers, legal appointments, toolbox talks, training, etc., leaving your company exposed to not only occupational risks, but business risks as well.

Throughout the years, we have found that one of the main reasons accidents and injuries on duty occur is due to the culture towards safety in the company. If employees are not properly trained to evaluate risk and be mindful of their own safety, as well as that of their colleagues, they cannot be expected to work safely. Moreover, when groups of employees work together and are not properly trained, they tend to develop unsafe working habits and can negatively influence each other.

Our vision is to provide a cost effective and professional Health and Safety management service with a strong emphasis on quality and client satisfaction. We believe that we can make a difference to people’s attitudes towards health and safety in providing our clients with a sound safety management system.

Safe Working Practice enjoys an excellent reputation in the Health and Safety consultancy profession through consistent service excellence and quality. We specialise in health and safety issues affecting the construction and road work industries, but we also service other sectors including wholesale and retail offices, corporate, warehouses, transporters, farmers, franchises, schools, golf courses, restaurants and wine estates, to name a few. Our consultants are professional, motivated and qualified to assist you with your every health and safety requirement.

“When faced with the task of crossing a road, the first thing most people would do is to look left and right. We do this so that we can take oncoming traffic into consideration. In fact, this act is second nature for most people, because we were raised and educated with the knowledge that cars traveling at high speeds can cause serious injury. Evaluating risk is a part of everyday life, therefore, safety is a part of everyday life. We need to do the same for our employees, we need to educate them and train them to think ahead and recognise potential danger.” – Chris Oosthuizen (Managing Director)

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