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Brought to you by Life Aid Occupational Health & Safety Consultants.

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Introduction

Life Aid opened doors to the public the year 2000. The founding member, Priscilla Marais has more than 30 years’ experience. She is one of only a hand full of qualified OHS practitioners. She knows the industry and the importance of your production. Life Aid aims to ensure that your production loss is at a minimum.

We offer almost every imaginable health & safety service. Best of all, we can do most of our service onsite. That is right; we can come to your site whenever possible. We can do onsite training, medicals, and other services you need. Some of our clients include the like of Steers, Engen, Dunlop, Spar, KFC, Caltex, WBHO, etc. We have more than 300 clients nationwide. In 2006, Life Aid had the chance to advertise in the Commonwealth Ministers of Health Handbook. 56 Countries attended this prestigious event.

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Available Service

  • Medical Examinations

  • Safety Audits

  • Safety Files

  • Risk Management

  • First-Aid Training

  • Safety Training

  • Fire Training

  • AIDS / HIV Training

  • General Safety Training

  • Forklift Training

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We Offer Almost Every OHS Related Service. Just Let Us Know What You Need…

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Employee Medical Examinations

BASELINE MEDICAL

A Baseline medical will form the gauge for future test. It’s a good starting point if you have not done any medical examinations in the past.

EXIT MEDICAL

To prevent any future claims, an exit medical is required to determine the health of an employee when the leave a site of position.

ROUTINE MEDICAL

A routine medical should at least be done on a yearly basis for all employees. This is to monitor and track an employees health condition.

SITE MEDICAL

Some construction sites will require a construction medicals for all employees to be done before they will grant them site access.

MEDICAL FITNESS

In short, a medical fitness certificate is a way to prove that an employee is fit for a specific duty. Some sites require this document.

OTHER MEDICALS

We can Assist with hearing tests,  eye tests, lung function tests, etc. We do our test on your site, saving you time and money.

What Is a Medicals / Medical Examinations?

Medicals are a growing industry that is possibly one of the most important. This vital service if often forgotten by companies. A medical is proof that an employee is fit for duty. It’s also a great way to track an employees health. We do on-site medicals and can do large volumes. We own all the required equipment and have a mobile unit. This option is to ensure that your production does not suffer. We have a dedicated team that performs site medicals. The man job specification will be able to identify what test you need.

Who Needs Medicals?

•    Employees Working at Heights  (Construction workers)
•    High Risk Employment
•    Chemicals Workers
•    Cleaners
•    Food Handlers
•    Drivers
•    Machine Operators, etc.

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Mobile Testing Unit

We have mobile units to conduct on-site medical examinations. The vehicle is equipped with state of the art mobile equipment. We always do our best to do on-site medical examinations.

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OHS Services Available

Complete OHS Program

According to the OHS Act of 1993, “Every employer shall provide and maintain, as far as is reasonably practicable, a working environment that is safe and without risk to the health of his employees.”

Firstly, keeping and maintaining a safe workplace is law. It is most not a “nice to have.” At Life Aid, we offer a once off, or retainer service. With our once off service, we can give you the steps needed to run your own program. With our guidance, you can run an effective program in-house. Once you have all the tools you need, it becomes easier to manage your safety system.

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Alternatively, we can run your safety program for you. We will facilitate your entire safety program on a retainer basis. We will do regular site visits and run your safety meetings. A retainer is a very effective way to ensure you stay on the right side of the law. We assist in the event of department of labour audits. We will make sure that all your documentation & meetings are in place. Lastly, depending on your needs, we are very flexible. We can amend our services to adapt to your needs. Feel free to contact us to arrange a management meeting. Let us visit your premises to give you a free no obligation quote.

Health & Safety Audit

It’s important to establish your health & safety state. In many cases, the employer does not even know the workplace is unsafe. It is usually not intentional. However, this does not except the employer from responsibility. Not having a safety program can get you into serious hot water. If you do not have a safety file, we strongly urge you to start with a safety audit. During this audit, we will be able to define what you need. Every industry is different. The best way to determine your risk is with a basic audit. Once this audit is complete, you will have a better understanding of what you need. A safety audit is the first step to getting everything in place.

Risk Management

Once a safety audit is in place, a risk assessment of the premises will be the next step. The risk assessment will determine the severity of each risk. This document can help your company prioritize the safety program. A healthy safety program is a continuous task. By the time you are finished with the risk assessment, you might have new risks. This is the reason why most companies do full risk assessments yearly.

Yearly risk assessments can help track your progress. We can offer you risk services once off, or on a monthly retainer.

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OHS RELATED TRAINING

OHS Training

The Occupational Health & Safety Act of 1993 requires employers to do training constantly.  The training needed includes first aid, safety rep, fire, and induction training. The act requires that employees must receive training during work hours. We understand that this can affect your production. We do our best to accommodate you in every possible regard. Read More

Safety Rep Training

All employers with 20 or more employees must appoint a safety rep. They must monitor and report on OHS conditions. For shops & offices, you need at least one trained safety rep for every 100 employees. All other workplaces must have one rep for every 50 workers. This amount is the minimum you must have. In some cases, it will be better to appoint more. Safety reps can be of great benefit to the company.

First Aid Training

Any workplace with more than ten employees must legally have a first aider. The first aider must be readily available at all times. As with safety rep training, you have the same ratio. Shops and offices need 1 to 100. Other workplaces will be 1 to 50. In most cases, we suggest that you train slightly more than the minimum. You need to cover every shift and department.

Fire Training

Your fire team plays a crucial role in your safety planning. They have a lot of responsibility to ensure the safety of your workplace. They can ensure that fire extinguishers are in working order. They can extinguish a fire that can cause loss of your assets.  Your fire team will be able to assist your employees during emergency evacuations and other scenarios.

Induction Training

It is vital to training every new and old employee on your safety program. You can assume that your employees understand safety sign and processes. Every new employee must receive a briefing on the basics of your safety program. They need to know who is in charge of what safety system. It is important to keep the training register.

Other OHS Training

We offer a host of other health & safety training programs. We can assist you with forklift and crane operator training, AIDS, Risk Management, etc.
If we do not offer the training you need, we will find it for you. We have a great network of qualified providers. We can refer you to an approved affiliate. We make sure that we accommodate every client to the best of our ability. Our vision is to make health & safety as easy as possible.

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About Our Practice

Life Aid cc is a One Stop Health & Safety Solution

We will do our best to beat any written quote. Services include, medical examinations, safety training & services.

Contact Info

175 Voortrekker Rd, Factoria

Phone: (011) 664 7971

Mobile: 0828204676