ASM Safety Consultants is a Health & Safety Management consultancy with who focus primarily on safety management services for the events industry. We would like to take this opportunity to present you with a profile for our services.


ASM Safety Consultants - Company Profile


ASM Safety Consultants is based in Gauteng with a network of safety professionals in Johannesburg, 

Our business ethos is based upon professional client services, sound administration skills and subject experts.

We offer services to role players throughout the industry including event organizers, venues, technical suppliers and providers of peripheral services.


Events

 

ASM Safety Consultants has a great deal of experience handling the safety management requirements for a wide variety of events.

 

Our vast experience in the events industry and the strong relationships we have formed with suppliers and public service representatives  enables our clients to focus their attention upon producing high-quality events with the knowledge that ASM Safety Consultants are working with them to ensure the safety and security of everyone associated with their event.

Our systems are tried and tested work however, we are constantly evolving in order to incorporate the needs of our clients and the constant changes in legislation. We pride ourselves on setting the benchmark in our industry for others to follow.

 

Event safety and disaster management

 

The local authorities

 

· Completion of the various departmental applications specific to a given city or local authority,

· Presentation of event specifics and planning documentation to the Joint Operations Committee (JOC) of the local authority in question,

· Liaison with public service departments relevant to the event,

· Liaison with and approval from the Disaster Management Representative for the local authority,

· Compliance with the requirements of the local Environmental Health authorities,

· Applications for the use of temporary structures and the certification thereof,

· Liaison with the local Emergency Management Services (EMS) representative.

· Site inspection in conjunction with the EMS representative and final event approval authority,

· Liaison with the relevant South African Police Services representative, appointed JOC Commander and Public Order Policing

 

 

The safety management files

 

· Collection and auditing of all operational plans provided by contractors and suppliers,

· Development of a “Roles & Responsibility” organogram and the safety management structure,

· Development and application of a generic Occupational Health and Safety Plan for the event as required by the Occupational Health & Safety Act. This will include all appointments required in terms of Section 16 of the Act,

· Compilation of disaster management documentation to be utilized by the event security provider,

· Development and distribution of a venue specific evacuation plan,

· Provision of a generic fall protection plan;

· The application of safe working procedures for the use of scaffolding;

· The application of safe working procedures for rigging and other instances of “work at height”

· Inspect all structural engineers’ reports provided for temporary structures,

· Inspect all electrical certificates of compliance.

 

Risk assessment and reviews

 

· Event and Venue risk evaluations,

· Completion of a targeted risk assessment for the event,

· Guidance regarding the requirements of the fire safety regulations such as exit routes, fire exits, aisle widths, fire-fighting equipment etc,

· Guidance on the implementation of an effective Crowd Management Plan,

· Auditing of the electrical installation plan,

· Implementation of an effective injury reporting procedure,

· Guidance regarding public liability cover,

· Advice and guidance regarding the effective management of suppliers and contractors and

minimising the exposure to liability,

· Ensuring that personal protective equipment is being utilised correctly,

 

The Safety at Sports & Recreational Events Act (Events Act)

 

The Events Act promulgated in 2010 requires all event organizers to prepare an application for the event that is to be submitted to the Provincial Offices of the South African Polices Forces. The Events Act requires that said applications should be submitted no later than six months prior to the start of the event. This application does not replace the standard applications submitted to the various local authorities which are still a requirement.

 

Amongst other things the Events Act takes into account the following needs and requirements:

 

· To provide for measures to safeguard the physical well-being and safety of persons and  property at sports, recreational, religious, cultural, exhibition, organizational or similar events held at stadiums, venues or along a route;

· The planning, management and enforcement of safety at sports, recreational, religious, cultural,Exhibition, organizational or similar events held at stadiums, other venues and in respect of events in the form of a race, tour or procession along a route, must be handled by people experienced in the field of safety;

· The need to determine and maintain minimum safety standards at events;

· To provide for the accountability of event role-players;

· To provide for certain prohibitions;

· To provide for the risk categorization of events;

· To provide for the establishment of measures to deal with safety and security at events;

 

The Events Act is an extensive document however the following points are certainly of interest to all event organizers:

 

· ‘‘event safety and security planning committee’’ means the committee contemplated in section 15 responsible for coordinating the functions of the role-players that are involved in the provision of

safety and security at an event, the safety and security planning for an event, the assignment of

safety and security tasks to role-players at an event, the demarcation of safety and security areas

and zones and to advise the National Commissioner of the committee’s assessment of the

categorisation of an event;

 

· ‘‘safety and security plan’’ means the safety and security plan referred to in section 16(1)(b)

providing for the coordination of the functions of the role-players involved in the provision of safety and security at an event;

 

· ‘‘safety officer’’ means a person appointed in terms of section 4(4)(a) to assist with the planning and oversight of safety and security measures at an event;

 

· A controlling body, an event organizer, or a stadium or venue owner, as the case may be, must put in place such measures as may be prescribed to ensure the physical safety and security of persons and their property at an event.

 

· A person referred to above must cooperate with and assist the event safety and security planning committee and the VOC commander (SAPS member) in the performance of their functions under this Act.

 

· A person referred above must appoint sufficient persons to be responsible for safety and security at an event, including an event safety officer, security officers or such other persons as may be prescribed;

 

· An event organizer must, for every event ensure that:

 

(a) A safety officer is appointed for that event;

(b) A written safety plan is prepared detailing event:

(i) Safety measures;

(ii) Security measures;

(iii) Crowd management measures;

(iv) Motor vehicle parking arrangements;

(v) Emergency medical measures, including participant medical measures as

contemplated in the SASREA  Act;

· The safety plan referred to in subsection (9) of the Act must include the:

(a) Event risk assessment;

(b) Event details including duration;

(c) Stadium, venue or route design, safe capacity and compliance with other relevant safety certification;

(d) Spectator profile and expected spectator attendance;

(e) Control of event service providers;

(f) Availability of ablution facilities, refuse removal, water and lighting at the event;

(g) Control of liquor;

(h) Proactive and reactive fire measures;

(i) Emergency medical measures;

(j) Access and egress control;

(k) Safety information announcements; and

(l) Emergency evacuation procedures detailing action to be taken by designated persons   in the event of a major incident.

 

Conclusion

 

As event safety consultants we believe in an open, moral and legally responsible policy for the management of health and safety. It is always our objective to provide a safe, secure and healthy environment for all stakeholders, participants, audience members, contractors and suppliers involved in an event.

 

Construction

 

ASM Safety Consultants has a great deal of experience managing Contractors, Construction Sites and Client daily operational safety.

 

Our experience in the industry and the strong relationships we have formed with Clients and Service providers enables our clients to focus their attention on production and development.

Our Safety Management System are tried and tested to ensure that our clients complies with required legislation  however, we are constantly evolving in order to incorporate the needs of our clients and the constant changes in legislation. We pride ourselves on setting the benchmark in our industry for others to follow.

 

Safety Managing Systems

 

ASM Safety Consultants  develops Safety Management systems for clients based on the OSHAS 18001 system to manage Safety related issues in the work place on a daily bases so that the Client can comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act

 

The OHSAS18001 Standards covering OH&S management are intended to provide organizations with the elements of an effective OH&S management system that can be integrated with other management requirements and help organizations achieve OH&S and economic objectives

This OHSAS Standard is based on the methodology known as Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA). PDCA can be briefly described as follows:

Ø  Plan: establish the objectives and processes necessary to deliver results in accordance with organization’s OH&S policy;

Ø  Do: implement the processes;

Ø  Check: monitor and measure processes against OH&S policy, objectives, legal and other requirements, and report the results;

Ø  Act: take actions to continually improve OH&S performance.

 

The level of detail and complexity of the OH&S management system, the extent of documentation and the resources devoted to it depend on a number of factors, such as the scope of the system, the size of an organization and the nature of its activities and services, and the organizational culture.

 

The system Management System  consist out of:

Ø  Company policies 

Ø  Procedures

Ø  Checklists

Ø  SOP’s

Ø  Toolbox talks

Ø  Management tool (Incident management, Objectives and Targets, Emergency Planning and SHE Committees)

 

 

This system will be drafted and made site specific for the client and with the help of ASM Safety Consultants implement the System for the client to manage


Contractor Management

 

ASM Safety Consultants have collective experience in the area of contractor management. We have developed a reputation of being leaders in the field. We have used this experience to develop systems for the management of contractors.

 

Our Safety Management Systems allow for compliance with the varying roles under the Construction Regulations

 





Portfolio

Renier Van Den Berg - CEO
Gerhard Strydom - Safety Officer
Elly Volpe - Safety Officer