Smit. Compliance Specialists - We provide a complete compliance solution to suit every business
“If you think compliance is expensive – try non-compliance”
Former U.S Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty
Compliance is often viewed as a burden and an unnecessary expense to a business, but what is often overlooked is the motive behind why compliance is essential. Whether compliance is in accordance to legislation, codes, policies or industry rules, it has been implemented for increased productivity and continuous improvement. What is important to keep in mind, is that not all compliance measures have to be a costly exercise. With a qualified and experienced team of consultants in the field of legal, SHEQ, labour and HR, we aim to provide you with the required tools to implement an effective compliance programme. At the core of our business, is integrity, which is utilised to establish, promote and enforce compliance. Being completely independent, we are able to offer a service which is objective, unbiased and at a high ethical standard. Several studies reflect that there is a reluctance to implement innovative mechanisms or customise the compliance programme, when there is a lack of knowledge or an element of uncertainty. With that in mind, we become
offer several training courses to enable you and your employees to become conversant and more comfortable with the content and essentially the provisions that you need to comply with. Building a successful business starts with a strong foundation based on several principles which interrelate with each other. These principles incorporate not only the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle, but also the commitment to the social, financial and environmental aspects of the business. Human capital is as important as the fiscal aspect in a business, which is why it is so vital to recognise and develop all spheres of your business. Human Resources has progressed into a vital role in the growth and management of a business, which is why it is of utmost importance to ensure that the HR department is equipped and able to extend their reach into the rest of the business and make a positive contribution. As a result of the unavoidable integration between HR, legal, labour and SHEQ, we are able to offer complete solutions in all of these spheres to assist you in the growth of your business.
DETAILED LIST OF SERVICES
HEALTH & SAFETY
LEGAL REGISTERS / LEGISLATIVE LIBRARY
HEALTH & SAFETY
LEGAL / HR
HR / LABOUR
DISCIPLINARY CODE & PROCEDURE
COMPANY POLICIES & PROCEDURES
PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION (POPI)
HEALTH & SAFETY
SHEQ POLICIES & PROCEDURES
CHAIRING OF DISCIPLINARY HEARINGS
ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS AND TRANSACTIONS ACT (ECT)
PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY ACT (OHSA)
QA - AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE ORGANISATIONS
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS
Starting a business is easy, but ensuring that every component of the business is running smoothly can prove to be quite a challenge. Consulting is an important component in an organisation, as it provides objective views and expert opinions which may further your business. It is vital to always keep the goals and objectives of the organisation in mind and strive to achieve a competitive advantage. Our expert consultants are able to consult on matters relating to law, human resources (HR), labour, health and safety, business growth and environmental management.
Experienced attorneys are here to tend to your corporate legal requirements. We offer the drafting and revision of contracts, which include but are not limited to Independent Contractor Agreements, Master Services Agreements, Service Level Agreements, Retainer Agreements, Employment Contracts and Non-Disclosure Agreements. Legal advice, legal opinions as well as legal training are offered to assist you with legal compliance as well as offer peace of mind to the “tallest trees” within the company.
Legal compliance extends further than just National legislation. It also includes provincial legislation, local by-laws, codes, regulations and company policies and procedures. In many instances penalties and sanctions are linked to non-compliance, which can be a costly exercise in monetary terms, but also costly in perhaps losing an employee due to a fatality relating to non-compliance. Compliance might seem pointless to some, but if everybody effectively used common sense, laws such as the Occupational Health and Safety Act would not be necessary. Unfortunately, common sense has become a rare sighting and somewhat of a myth, hence the necessity for laws to regulate and assist businesses to create a safe and productive working environment. We offer compliance solutions which include legal libraries (legal registers), workshops, audits, opinions as well as training sessions.
HR & LABOUR
The importance of HR is often overlooked, which can be fatal to a business. HR is essential to develop and create a team of working professionals within a business and surpasses the original role of HR to become one which is central, which the business revolves around. Our HR professionals not only look good on paper, but they also have years of practical experience. We offer guidance to HR personnel, line managers as well as the top dogs making the decisions within a business.
Labour links not only with HR but also with legal. Dealing with employment relations, can sometimes be challenging and little overwhelming especially when the business relationship turn sour and disciplinary actions need to be instituted. That is why we offer labour advice to simplify this process and inflict as little pain as possible on both the employer and employee. In disciplinary hearings, the chairperson has to be independent to ensure the process is fair. Outsourcing this function can be very advantageous to an employer to avoid any biased. We have trained professionals to act as conciliator, arbitrator, mediator as well as independent chairperson for all disciplinary hearings within a business.
Our team of compliance experts have audited numerous companies in South Africa in the food, construction, manufacturing, agricultural, logistical and mining industries to ensure compliance. The manner in which we conduct audits, include a documentary audit as well as a physical site visit. The turn-around time on the finalisation and deliverance of audit reports is swift to ensure optimised productivity from both our side and the company’s side.
"Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education." - Mark Twain
To remain competitive in any industry, training and development is of utmost importance. From a financial perspective, HR perspective and legal perspective, a trained workforce is an investment worth more than just money in the bank. Investing in human capital will not only improve your productivity, but will enable your business to become a market leader and grow beyond your expectations. The training courses offered, aim to simplify legislation, its understanding and practical application thereof.
HR & LABOUR
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+ 27 81 362 3283
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