Accident Investigation Consultancy

A quick summary of why you should talk to NCOSHA

Accidents are a learning opportunity because today they may not cost you anything but if lessons aren't learnt from accidents then the impacts later are high and could involve injury, death, legal action, or even imprisonment.

Did you know that showing the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, you are prepared to learn from accidents and implement real improvements can keep the DOSH away from your door? We guarantee to provide your business with accident investigation support that can achieve this.

Wow we have learnt a lot about how to carry out an investigation.

We guarantee to remove your health and safety worries because we will provide expert advice and cost-effective solutions that are proportionate to your business health and safety needs.

Accidents are a learning opportunity because today they may not cost you anything but if lessons aren't learnt from accidents then the impacts later are high and could involve injury, death, legal action, or even imprisonment.

Reporting accidents and ill health at work is a legal requirement. If you are an employer, self-employed or in control of a premises you will have duties under the Occupational Safety and Health Act no.9, 2006.

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Competent Person Role Consultancy

A quick summary of why you should talk to NCOSHA

If you have no interest in health and safety and find it all a foreign language then you have come to the right place.

We can take the stress and strain off of you and your businesses health and safety compliance. If you want to worry less about if you are doing the right things and want to have the common sense put back into health & safety in your business; then contact us.

  • In order to take the worries of health and safety away from your business you need to be sure you have access to competent health and safety advice.
  • At NCOSHA we only employ highly competent experienced consultants to ensure your business has access to the best help possible.
  • With over 10 years of combined experience there are very few businesses that we cannot help to improve their health and safety performance.

We guarantee to remove your health and safety worries because we will provide expert advice and cost-effective solutions that are proportionate to your business health and safety needs.

About Competent Person;

The law requires all employers to appoint a competent person in health and safety. More specifically it is a requirement of the OSH Act. Section 15; requires employers to appoint one or more Competent Person(s) (safety representatives) to assist them in meeting their legal obligations.The act also requires sufficient resources to be devoted to managing OSH.

So you need to ask yourself does your business have access to health and safety advice that will help to protect your employees and business? And do you feel that the advice is relevant to your business and takes a realistic look at the risks that you face?

It is clear that when it all goes wrong then it is the courts that will decide whether a business has fulfilled its duties or not.

Fines over the last 5 years have significantly risen in Uganda. Significantly for large organisations then the threat of a fine in the millions is a real possibility. Added to this is the very real concern of how negative publicity will affect the business.

What is vitally important is that your business must have access to suitable competent health and safety advice; but where can you find such advice?

At NCOSHA we have a team of consultants with a combined experience of over 10 years and you can be assured to receive the right advice to keep your business legal and safe. Therefore organisations often find it difficult to appoint competent persons to adequately fulfil the safety and health role.

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Health & Safety Auditing & Inspection Consultancy

A quick summary of why you should talk to NCOSHA

The old adage that if you can’t measure it you can’t manage it applies to health and safety the same as any other management activity. Measurement is essential if you are to improve health and safety performance. This requires the use of both reactive monitoring of accidents, ill health and incidents and the use of proactive systems that monitor ongoing performance. The use of inspections and audits both have a role to play in proactive management of health and safety.

Inspections provide organisations with information on how effectively they are controlling risks, and how well they are developing a positive Health and Safety culture. They can identify problems before an accident occurs and provide an opportunity to make the necessary improvements before things go wrong.

Inspections should be done by people who are competent to identify relevant hazards and risks and who can assess the conditions found. The key steps to a well thought out inspection will include:

  • Well-designed inspection forms.
  • A system of issuing and tracking improvement actions.
  • Periodic analysis of findings to identify common issues or trends which might reveal weaknesses in Health and Safety systems.

Audits are one of the final steps in health and safety management and provide organisations with a feedback loop on the effectiveness of Health and Safety systems in place. Organisations are often subject to audit, e.g. finance, quality etc. and this discipline can be applied to health and safety to good effect.

Effective auditing systems are usually those that:

  • Are carried out by a competent person or team who have received specific training.
  • Have auditors who are independent of the area being audited.
  • Focus on key elements of the Health and Safety systems in place.

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Health & Safety Policy Development Consultancy

A quick summary of why you should talk to NCOSHA

As an employer you have a legal responsibility to protect the health and safety of your staff and other people – such as contractors, customers and members of the public – who may be affected by your work operations.

The Occupational Safety and Health Act 2006 (OSHA) section 14(1) (a) requires that if you are employing twenty or more persons you must:prepare, and as often as may be appropriate, revise a written statement of policy with respect to the safety and health of employees while atwork; (b) make arrangements for carrying out the statement ofpolicy; (c) bring the statement of policy and any revision of it to the notice of all the employees.

A health and safety policy sets out your general approach and objectives (your vision) and the arrangements you have put in place for managing health and safety in your business. It is a unique document that says what your aims are, who does what, when and how.If you have twenty or more employees, you must write your policy down. A written policy statement shows your staff, and anyone else, your commitment to health and safety. It should describe how you will implement and monitor your health and safety controls. You should review it regularly.

A policy is different from a risk assessment.

Good practice in health and safety makes sound business sense. Through the development of an effective health and safety policy your business should be able to:

  • Reduce absences and sick leave.
  • Improve staff retention .
  • Maintain your organisation's reputation .
  • Boost productivity and profits .
  • Reduce your insurance premiums and legal costs .

Good health, safety, and environmental practices pay for themselves. They also improve your reputation with customers, suppliers, contractors and your own employees.

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Workplace Noise Consultancy

A quick summary of why you should talk to NCOSHA

Noise can be defined as unwanted or unpleasant sound. It can get in the way of the sounds we would rather hear.

We are all exposed to noise every day - at home, at work, and in traffic. If the noise gets high enough it can lead to problems such as loss of hearing or tinnitus.

There are many practical, cost-effective ways of protecting yourself and your workers. To determine what these are you will need to carry out a noise survey and noise risk assessments.

Changes in the Workplace can bring out different levels of Noise that require companies to:

  • Carry out noise risk assessments.
  • Reduce exposure to employees.
  • Provide information and training for employees.
  • Issue personal hearing protection (but not rely on this alone).
  • Arrange for annual health surveillance for those at risk Hearing loss caused by work is preventable but once your hearing has gone it won't come back. Hearing loss caused by exposure to noise at work continues to be a significant occupational disease.

Factors that contribute to hearing damage are noise levels and how long people are exposed to the noise, daily or over a number of years.

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