Health and Safety at the Water and Sewerage Authority
The focus of Health and Safety at the Water and Sewerage Authority is to protect all our employees from illness and injury while they are engaged in executing their job functions. Our duty of care extends to all our visitors, contractors, suppliers, the public that is impacted on by our activities and those who use the products and services provided by us.
Several of the measures we employ are similar to those of other companies where employees work at offices or operate heavy machinery like tractors and backhoes. However, there are activities that are fairly unique to the water and wastewater industry and WASA must put special safety measures in place to protect persons from harm. Specialized training, proper work practices, protective devices and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) is the norm at WASA.
The following outlines some of our areas of concern: