Mkhwanazi, Sabelo W.
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This research on Sappi Kraft (Pty) Ltd, focuses on the Health and Safety Programme that is in implementation. The programme is expected to entrench the Health and Safety Culture by encouraging acceptable Behaviour Based Safety, continuous staff Training, encouraging interactive communication and housekeeping to be adopted by all employees. The documented study is based on the participation of the staff and management influence to ensure organisation behavioural changes to Safety are challenged. To verify the impact of the analysis, a questionnaire was distributed to the shop floor staff. Interview sessions were conducted on Sappi Management members. Analytical tools such as SPSS and Excel spreadsheet were used to demonstrate the research trends. The analysis findings are detailed in Chapter 5. The study considers the Health and Safety of employees as crucial. In this instance, the secondary recorded statistical data serve as a trigger to further research to the cause of increasing Lost Time Injuries and a proportional increase in serious injuries sustained. This record became a trigger for Sappi Management to implement initiatives to reduce the number of serious injuries being sustained. Such initiatives are implemented to avoid high loss control, continual losses of life and Safety Disasters. The disasters that occurred at Foskor, formerly known as Indian Ocean Fertilizers and Chrome Chemicals in Merebank, are still fresh in industrial news. Sappi Kraft management's commitment to the programme emphasizes the cultural change and acknowledgement of the conditions under which it operates, for the manufacturing of different paper grades. Management takes Safety objectives seriously with the understanding that attributes such as improved health; safety and production performance would be sustained. It must be noted that previous strategies and measures have been implemented to improve safety. The major challenges for Sappi Kraft to the recent strategy are to improve safety through staff participation in continuous risk assessment training, behaviour based safety and interactive communication. The research study period is limited to report on the full objectives to be fulfilled, but the progress towards success is documented.