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7 Reasons Why Occupational Health and Safety Is Important

7 Reasons Why Occupational Health and Safety Is Important

For many, it might seem needless to say that workplace health and safety is a compulsory practice, not an optional one. Yet it is still something that several people and businesses take for granted. Each year an estimated 340 million men and women around the world...

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Your Preferred NEBOSH Course Provider in South Africa

Your Preferred NEBOSH Course Provider in South Africa

Health, Safety & Environmental Certifications Every employee and employer agrees that preventing accidents in the workplace that could result in injury, disability or potential death is the number one priority for any business. Most safety issues don’t stem from...

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What Is Basic Health and Safety?

What Is Basic Health and Safety?

The term Health and Safety, also known as Occupational Health and Safety, relates to the prevention of accidents and incidents that could happen in the workplace. It is also about promoting positive well-being for staff in terms of comfort, contentment, happiness and...

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2021 Winter Project: Imboyi Primary School

2021 Winter Project: Imboyi Primary School

NOSA’s (now SafetyCloud) annual winter project sees the organisation donating jerseys and beanies to disadvantaged schools in rural Kwa-Zulu Natal before the winter season arrives. This year, we supported Grade R learners at Imboyi Primary School in Mkhambathini....

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Update on the Presentation of First Aid Training

Update on the Presentation of First Aid Training

As of midnight on Wednesday, 31 March 2021, Notice 682 of 2020 came into full effect which states that only Education and Training Providers that are QCTO / SETA Accredited & DoEL-approved will be eligible to present First Aid Level 1, 2 and 3 training via Unit...

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5 affordable courses to start your health and safety career

5 affordable courses to start your health and safety career

If you’re thinking about a career change, the health and safety industry could be an excellent choice for you. Not only is it a hugely satisfying and rewarding way to make a living, it’s one that allows you to make a real difference in people’s lives, ensuring their...

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The benefits of e-learning

The benefits of e-learning

Quarantine has seen us spending more time at home than ever before – working, studying, unwinding, and sometimes even teaching little ones too. But now that so many guidelines have been relaxed over level 1, should life be going back to normal again, or should we be...

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Working together to keep our roads safe

Working together to keep our roads safe

Infectious diseases and pandemics aside, one of the most lethal threats to South African citizens remains fatal road accidents. In a country where the December death toll surpasses that of most countries’ annual road accident statistics, staying safe on our roads has...

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Yes, you can be promoted this year

Yes, you can be promoted this year

There’s no doubt that COVID-19 continues to cast its shadow on just about everything at present – and for the immediate future. With unemployment figures set to reach up to 40% of South Africa’s population, you can be excused for looking at the above cri de coeur, and...

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The 9 key qualities of a star safety officer

The 9 key qualities of a star safety officer

South Africa just breached the 100 000 mark for COVID-19 cases, with half these being reported in the last 14 days. This exponential growth is inevitable as greater easing of the lockdown restrictions is carried out. Now more than ever, rigorous application of safety...

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Johan Jonck on Road Safety in South Africa

Johan Jonck on Road Safety in South Africa

1. In your experience of road safety advocacy, what is the major cause of road incidences in South Africa? I believe the best answer is human error and not obeying the rules of the road. This includes drunk driving, speeding, overloading, reckless crossing of roads by...

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SAI Global Assurance agrees to sell South African business to NOSA Group

SAI Global Assurance agrees to sell South African business to NOSA Group

VUCA is an innocuous acronym for a complex issue that impacts the risk landscape of large organizations. Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous, or VUCA describes the nature of the present. We find ourselves in world transformed at previously unprecedented speeds by technology and business, and where the complexity for these increase exponentially.

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Countering Complexity with Clarity: The changing face of HSE in a VUCA world

Countering Complexity with Clarity: The changing face of HSE in a VUCA world

VUCA is an innocuous acronym for a complex issue that impacts the risk landscape of large organizations. Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous, or VUCA describes the nature of the present. We find ourselves in world transformed at previously unprecedented speeds by technology and business, and where the complexity for these increase exponentially.

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NOSA acquires Deltamune’s laboratory business

NOSA acquires Deltamune’s laboratory business

NOSA Group, a leading global occupational health and safety (OHS) risk management solutions provider, has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the Deltamune Group’s laboratory business (a leader in diagnostic testing and salmonella serotyping).

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NOSA launches women’s safety initiative

NOSA launches women’s safety initiative

In an initiative spearheaded by NOSA Group CEO Karl Campbell, NOSA recently launched a campaign aimed at countrywide efforts to place greater focus and emphasis on the safety of women. To make every NOSA branch a safe haven for any woman in distress, NOSA will assist...

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The benefits of skills training

The benefits of skills training

How skills training can help you to build a skilled and capable workforce. A willingness to invest in the skills of your employees shows that you are committed to them and are willing to help them do everything possible to get better at their job. The positive benefit...

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Software vendor IsoMetrix acquired to create partnership with NOSA

Software vendor IsoMetrix acquired to create partnership with NOSA

The Carlyle Group, a global investment firm with $223 billion of assets under management, has acquired a majority stake in IsoMetrix, the world’s leading Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) software vendor, through their $698 million Carlyle Africa (Buyout) Fund. Madison Park Group served as exclusive financial advisor to IsoMetrix on the transaction and existing shareholders and management retain a significant stake in the business.

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ESG matters are now considered material risks

ESG matters are now considered material risks

The Carlyle Group, a global investment firm with $223 billion of assets under management, has acquired a majority stake in IsoMetrix, the world’s leading Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) software vendor, through their $698 million Carlyle Africa (Buyout) Fund.

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What are discretionary grants?

What are discretionary grants?

Use discretionary grants to secure funding for your training from SETA. Discretionary grants are paid out at the discretion of SETA management for skills development projects linked to scarce and critical skills. These grants are applicable when an employer addresses...

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Mandela Day: Each branch gives back to their community

Mandela Day: Each branch gives back to their community

In 2018 the NOSA Group took part in Mandela Day, the nationwide drive Day to devote 67 minutes to a charitable cause. Each branch and service line partnering with a local organisation to give back to local community, with collection corners set up across the country....

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Winter project: Imboyi Primary School

Winter project: Imboyi Primary School

NOSA’s annual winter project sees the organisation donating jerseys and beanies to disadvantaged schools in rural Kwa-Zulu Natal before the winter season arrives. In 2018, we supported Grade R learners at Imboyi Primary School in Mkhambathini. NOSA’s Training...

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Learn more, earn more

Learn more, earn more

Employers can claim back up to R 120 000 from the learnership tax allowance programme. Training and development for employees plays a vital role in the growth and success of a company, but budget concerns often lead employers to think – or hope – that employees will...

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How effective is your HSE training?

How effective is your HSE training?

It’s important to evaluate your health and safety training because it’s easy to assume that if you’ve provided training to workers, you can pat yourself on the back and think you’re done. But if you do, you’ve put your cart before your horse. If your goal is to...

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Winter project: Cosmoore Primary School

Winter project: Cosmoore Primary School

NOSA is proud to have been involved in helping the Grade R learners at Cosmoore School in rural KwaZulu-Natal to keep warm and comfortable, by brand-new jerseys and beanies during the cold winter of 2017. NOSA’s Training Facilitator Cheryl Simchowitz shared the...

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The true cost of construction accidents

The true cost of construction accidents

Construction, and the costs of construction accidents, is an area of major concern to employers. Many people do not realise how much accidents really cost, because a lot of the expense isn’t obvious. Attention to accident prevention can and will improve a company’s...

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Quiz: Are you up to global HSE standards?

Quiz: Are you up to global HSE standards?

Everybody needs a benchmark. How can you know whether what you’re doing is good enough, if you have nothing to compare it to? Take this quick quiz to see how your HSE efforts measure up! Answers at the end. General 1. The most important reason for carrying out a risk...

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FAQs: ISO 14001: 2015

FAQs: ISO 14001: 2015

Here’s a look at the 2015 revisions to ISO 14001, and how these have change and improved the standard. What is ISO 14001? ISO 14001 is an internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system. It helps organisations...

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FAQs: ISO 9001: 2015

FAQs: ISO 9001: 2015

Although it’s already been some time since ISO 9001 was revised, you may still be a little hazy on the details. Here’s a look at the main points. What is ISO 9001? ISO 9001 is the world’s most popular and most commonly used standard for quality management systems. A...

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