Interesting Articles

The Construction Site Safety Conundrum

Health and Safety|

According to a recent study conducted in the United States, working on a construction site of any nature is the job which carries the highest risk of fatal injury. At first glance this seems understandable, especially when the potential hazards are added up and duly considered. […]

In Case of Fire | Strat Training

Fire fighting|

  Table mountain blew out quite a bit of smoke last week. Five days (was it more?) of raging fires were systematically fought by some of the country’s best firemen. Let’s take a look at what you can and should do in case of a fire emergency. […]

Are you Staying Safe when Working at Height?

General, Health and Safety|

Falling is still one of the biggest causes of major injuries and fatalities. Work at height (work performed in a location where, if the necessary precautions are not in place, one could fall a distance likely to cause personal injury) often poses the risk of falling through poorly constructed surfaces or from ladders. […]

Harassment in the Workplace

General, Health and Safety|

The South African Constitution promotes the Protection from Harassment Act, 2010 (Act No. 17 of 2010). All people in South Africa should be allowed and not denied their rights to equality, privacy, dignity, and security; according to the Act. In working situations, it can often be difficult to know and understand whether or not you have been harassed, and how to deal with it. This article will give you  a couple of guidelines about dealing with harassment. […]

How to Handle a Chainsaw

General, Health and Safety|

  Using a chainsaw as a power tool is great to get large scale jobs done such as tree cutting. As with most things in life, that which is most powerful can also be most dangerous and therefore requires particular precautions. […]

Why and How to Become a Paramedic

General, Health and Safety, First Aid|

  At the time of medical emergencies such as accidents or natural disasters, paramedics are the first people to respond and reach the site to care for and save the injured. […]

Helping Others: First do no Harm

Health and Safety, AIDS Awareness|

  Working in the medical industry where people are often injured, diseased, contagious, or dangerous can be a challenge. Medical practitioners must be vigilant in their health and safety efforts so that they can ensure their own safety while helping others. […]

The Real Dangers of Allergic Reactions

First Aid|

We often think of health and safety in terms of sky high building regulations or how to get out if there is a fire. However, some of the most dangerous and frightening health and safety situations can happen when you are at home or out in town and would never think that it is needed. […]

Are Our Schools Safe as Houses?

General, Health and Safety|

School is an environment that for some can be safe and friendly while for others it can be difficult and threatening. Whether there is a safety issue from lack of equipment and procedures or from out-of-control bullying, safety should always be top priority. So how do we make our schools safe? […]

To Risk or not to Risk?

Health and Safety|

  Many people have a misconception when it comes to risk. Although it is of course important to apply risk management, awareness and weighing of risk is what keeps people safer in the first place. It is when we are unaware of danger that we would don’t have the ability to implement safety measures. […]

Why Personal Safety Comes First

General, Health and Safety|

Personal safety is a concept that we all need to have in order to feel at peace and minimally comfortable. Many people know of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, which places safety and security second on the list. This means that after satisfying our physiological needs we need to feel safe. Today, this means being able to sleep at night without being threatened, having job security, as well as mental, health, and emotional well being. […]

First Aid: How to Handle Burns

Health and Safety, First Aid|

If you find yourself in a situation where you or someone else has been burned, you need to respond quickly. Burn injuries are a serious health and safety issue and account for over 300 000 deaths every year. […]

Handling a Heart Attack without First Aid Training

First Aid|

If you find yourself in a situation where someone is having a heart attack and you have no medical training, we hope that you consider taking a first aid course for the future! But for now, here are some tips on how to handle the situation. […]

Radio Procedure

General, Training Manuals, Health and Safety|

Strat Training is known for its training in Health and Safety with regards to first aid training, fire fighting, dangerous goods handling and transportation, and equipment. However, Strat Training is not only successful in training these various courses, we also offer training in marketing, chairmanship, and for this article, radio procedures. […]

Workplace Injury

Health and Safety, Dangerous Goods|

In spite of all types of precautions or preparations, accidents can occur anywhere whether it is on the roads, at home or at your workplace. Still,  proper measures need to be taken to avoid or limit the injuries or damage caused by them. […]