Construction Health and Safety Accord
The Construction Health and Safety Accord is an agreement between
Government, Organised Labour and Organised Business to improve the status of
health and safety in the construction sector in South Africa. This agreement
acknowledges that the South African construction sector contributes
immensely to alleviation of unemployment and economic growth, therefore all
necessary interventions are undertaken to facilitate employment creation and
positive economic growth.
This collaborative approach with stakeholders will
ensure that the health and safety of employees, users and the public are
taken into consideration when developing strategies, whilst maintain balance
in ensuring construction sector growth.
Zero harm through
collaborative action in the construction sector.
To ensure that
provisions as stipulated in Section 24 of the Constitution of the Republic
of South Africa are realised in the construction sector through the
implementation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 and the
Construction Regulations of the said Act.
- The tripartite approach
- Social cohesion
- Prioritising health and safety
- Honesty, transparency,
empathy and integrity
THE CONSTRUCTION HEALTH AND SAFETY ACCORD STRIVES TO
ACHIEVE THE FOLLOWING OBJECTIVES:
- To promote good relations between social
partners, Government, Organised Labour and Organised Business for the
benefit of health and safety in Construction
- To commit all construction
industry stakeholders to prioritise matters of health and safety
- To promote
health and safety of all persons involved with and affected by construction
- To eliminate fatalities, injuries and diseases in the construction
sector. To identify and implement best practices.
In line with SAFCEC's commitment to Construction Health and Safety we are
proud to be signatories to the
Construction Sector Health & Safety Accord.
SAFCEC is committed to realising the Accords objectives in conjunction
with the social partners as outlined in the Accord.