Top health and safety employers honoured

Top health and safety employers honoured

The Federated Employers’ Mutual Assurance Company (FEM) has been licenced to transact workmen’s compensation insurance claims for the building and construction industry since 1936 – so it knows first-hand how important occupational health and safety is.

They promote excellence in these fields and the company recently honoured 31 of its policyholders for achieving high standards of health and safety in the workplace. The winners were announced at a gala event at Summer Place in Johannesburg on September 27.

The awards programme followed strict risk assessment criteria in 13 categories, with each company graded and given a risk rate determined by its accident frequency and loss ratios. The top awards assessed the performance of policyholders who have been with the organisation for at least 10 years.

Winners
Platinum Award: Rumdel Construction (Lesotho)
Gold Award: J J Dempers
Silver Award: Wreckers Civils
Bronze Award: Tronkon

Category winners
High-risk employers
• Large: Murray & Roberts Projects
• Medium: Construction Maintenance Services
• Small: Waco Africa, SGB Cape Division (Richards Bay)

Medium-risk employers
• Large: Stefanutti Stocks Civils
• Medium : Bulldog Projects cc
• Small: Karpah Construction cc

Low-risk employers
• Large: Otis
• Medium: Tongaat Hulett Starch
• Small: CLF Concrete Laser Flooring

FEM MD Thelma Pugh applauded the award winners for leading the way in an ever-changing environment and being consistent in their dedication, saying: “Positive safety culture is underpinned by commitment, mutual trust, a positive attitude and confidence in the worker.”

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