A Health and Safety File, otherwise known as a “Safety File” is a record of information focusing on the management of health and safety on construction sites for contractors and sub-contractors. It protects the employer from criminal liability and proves compliance to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations.
According to legislation, every business needs a Health & Safety file. The Safety File should include all documentation required in terms of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and the file must be kept on site and be made available to inspectors for review.
The Safety File can also be used as a business management tool to increase productivity, decrease absenteeism, lower risk and save you money on your business insurance.
Safety files can be drafted from as little as R 3850.00 dependant on industry.