Successful construction means more than simply building – it means building to the highest international quality standards, and prioritizing the safety of our employees at all times.
From employees to contractors, clients and even the environment itself, at GVK-Siya Zama safety is a moral responsibility that we take seriously – continually assessing, managing and improving our standards in order to mitigate risk and promote well-being and sustainability in every circumstance.
At GVK-Siya Zama, our strength lies in our people – and as such, the safety of our employees is of paramount importance. The challenges of construction can often result in a high-risk working environment, which is why the well-being of our workforce is zealously safeguarded through rigid checks and balances as well as stringent, internationally recognised SHEQ best practices and procedures. Similarly, the protection of the environment and the implementation of sustainable practices is a priority as well, allowing us to reduce our carbon footprint and any ecological impact our work may have.
Further to this, at GVK-Siya Zama we strive to ingrain a culture of personal responsibility and accountability that extends beyond our rigorous safety policies. To this end, we continually urge our employees to adhere to health and safety practices in order to ensure zero injury, zero risk, and zero harm. By cultivating a sustainable environment firmly entrenched in personal and on-site safety, and by providing our employees with the necessary tools to implement SHEQ controls, we can ensure the continued protection and well-being of our staff from the moment they arrive at work till the moment they leave.
An affirmation of our compliance with global health and safety management standards, our OHSAS 18001:2007 certification means a reduction in Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate, an international norm used to measure the efficacy of safety practices.
Additionally, our certification enables us to work for specialised clients, allowing us to benefit from increased exposure to international associations, industry awards, improved legal compliance and, crucially, increased safety in the workplace.
Meeting and maintaining international standards is a top priority for GVK-Siya Zama, as evidenced by the ISO 14001 status awarded to us in 2013 in recognition of our environmental preservation procedures. In addition, we are incorporating ISO quality management operating procedures into our systems countrywide.
This drive was spearheaded by attaining ISO 9001:2008 certification in our Cape business (April 2017), and will culminate with certification in all our businesses around the country.
As a longstanding member of Master Builders South Africa, an organisation dedicated to promoting exceptional levels of quality within the construction industry, GVK-Siya Zama is proud to align itself with an association committed to ongoing growth, development and sustainability across South Africa.
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