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Origins

Founded in 1994, the ComPrac Group has headquarters in Gauteng, office facilities in the Western Cape and KwaZulu Natal, and satellite offices countrywide. The Group enjoys a close association with the legal fraternity and other industry sectors that are committed to global best practice in health and safety management.

Context

A definition of occupational health and safety (OH&S) is: A discipline concerned with the safety, health and welfare of people who are engaged in work or employment.

In South Africa, the Department of Labour regulates occupational health and safety inspection and enforcement in commerce and industry (apart from the mining and energy sector, which falls under the country’s Department of Minerals and Energy).

In Section 8 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the employer’s legal requirement to identify, assess and control risk is unpacked as follows:

“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 its employees. ”

ComPrac can help clients to do this with the minimum inconvenience and hassle.

Legislation

ComPrac is able to assist clients in ensuring continued legal compliance with:

Offerings

ComPrac is proud to have an award-winning methodology in safety management, based on a synergistic and user-friendly health and safety system in which employees in the construction, mining and commercial spaces are able to participate.

Under ComSaf, commercial and industrial clients are offered legal liability in OH&S and environmental management systems, where the occupational risks of property developers, principal contractors and/or trade contractors are managed.

ComSaf is supported by the cutting-edge management systems developed by Sysprac and the industry-leading, fully accredited training of ComPrac. It serves:


Benefits

There are many benefits of implementing ComPrac OH&S standards and systems:

  • Health, safety and environmental risks can be easily identified.
  • Risks can be prioritised and addressed systematically.
  • Assessment and implementation can begin immediately.
  • All staff members are able to take ownership and participate.
  • Compliance reduces absenteeism, claims and insurance assessments.
  • Moral, legal and financial OH&S issues can be addressed.
  • Compliance enables international benchmarking opportunities.
  • OH&S standards can be incorporated into sustainable reporting.

Approach

ComPrac firmly believes in health and safety services that extend beyond the role of kit provider. In this, we adopt the role of agent, which is the desired outcome for clients because we share the risk. Our people are not consultants in that we do not suggest solutions. In contrast, we are the solution. ComPrac is also proud to be the only OH&S provider in South Africa to be ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 certified.

People

ComPrac Holdings is staffed by an expert human resource base that specialises in all disciplines relating to health and safety management. The company is also associated with Klass Looch Associates. Established in 1986, this law firm provides legal advice and representation and conducts OHS legislation workshops. Its co-founder, Raynard Looch, has successfully represented many employers in criminal matters pertaining to occupational health and safety legislation. He is also the author of The Guideline to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and other publications.
Achievements

ComPrac Holdings has achieved the following accreditations and associations: