Rudy is an experienced SHEQ Legal advisor and has more than 30 years experience in criminal, maritime and environmental law. He is the CEO of the Cygma Group in South Africa, incorporating Cygma SHEQ (SA)(Pty)Ltd, Cygma Property Risk Management and Cygma Solutions. Rudy is also an Author for and was the Magazine's publisher until April 2018.
He worked for various industries, including law enforcement, fishing, transport, logistics, construction, and telecommunications. For the last 5 years, he has been a facilitator for ECSA accredited CPD training in Construction Contracts & Risk Management.
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The Safety Officer dilemma – How to overcome it!

In a recent Q&A session on social media, I asked a group of 4000 safety practitioners where the general duties of safety officers can be found in the OHSAct. The responses were scary to say the least, and the best one certainly deserves a mention. “Safety Officer doesn’t have legal duties, safety officer is an […]

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The OHS Risk Assessment Landscape is changing

South African Safety Professionals will soon need to brush up on their Risk Management Skills as the landscape of the profession is most likely changing in 2019. As the starting point of any safety intervention, the identification and classification of Hazards, has for many years been inadequately covered in the training modules available under the […]

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What you should know about Safety and Well-being in the Retail industry

The retail industry in South Africa are generally associated with large shopping malls, abundance of stores and long hours for bargain hunting, but getting into the retail industry as a business owner or franchisee is not a shopping spree. When starting a business or purchasing a franchise, most of us focus on profitability, getting finance, […]

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STOP! – Read the signs

The word “stop” has one meaning. To cease an activity. When you drive along the road and a traffic  light turns red, you respond to two things. The instruction to bring the vehicle to a standstill, and the presence of danger of other traffic being allowed to drive. These things, called “initiators” are based on […]