Health and Safety
ADvTECH is committed to a safe, healthy and hygienic environment in compliance with the South African Occupational Health and Safety Act. A dedicated Group Health and Safety Manager trains, audits and proactively ensures adherence to the Group’s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) policies across our operations. Group Health and Safety is managed by the Properties department and is thus independent of operational management.
In 2010, a total of 235 employees were trained in various aspects of OHS, including OHS accountability, first aid and fire-fighting.
As part of the overall commitment to student well being, the Group places particular emphasis on the safety of our students. Externally conducted legal compliance audits were conducted at all our education sites during 2010. Given that a score of 90% and above is acceptable, our brands scored exceptionally well achieving an average site score of 96% (2009: 95%).