IOPSA’s FEM health and safety grant


The Institute of Plumbing South Africa (IOPSA) sets out to achieve the best for the plumbing industry and strives to share the rules and regulations in a simplified and straightforward manner.

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The Federated Employers’ Mutual Assurance Company (FEM) was established in 1936 as a mutual insurer and on the introduction of the Workmen's Compensation Act of 1941, was granted a licence to continue to transact workmen’s compensation insurance for the building industry. Its business operations are essentially confined to the insurance of employers against their liabilities under the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act of 1993.

Over the past year, IOPSA has achieved the following through the use of the FEM grant:

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These videos were created for easy reference and understanding of different topics within health and safety. IOPSA has worked on the following topics, which will be issued to its members and the industry as a whole:

  1. Deep excavations
  2. Lifting and carrying
  3. PPE
  4. Tool safety
  5. Working at height.

 Workshops and webinars

  • Tool box talk webinars every Tuesday (free for IOPSA members)
  • Health and safety webinars
  • IOPSA plumbers evening presentations
  • Bosses lunch talks on safety.

For the upcoming year, IOPSA will be improving and expanding the programme to add more vale to its members.

IOPSA will be continuing the weekly free webinars for its members, as well as including some exciting new additions, such as a FEM section on the plumber’s app where IOPSA members will have access to safety checklists for each task, as well as vehicle checklists that can automatically be sent to direct managers once completed.

For more information on the health and safety services that IOPSA offers, feel free to contact the national office on +27 (0) 11 454 0025.

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