Klass Looch Associates

Employer OHS Champion since 1986 

Klass Looch Associates is a Corporate Member of SAIOSH and a moderator on various legal Advice forums. These forums enable members to obtain free OHS legal advice from Advocate Raynard Looch & other moderators. Klass Looch Associates acts independently of SAIOSH. Advocate Raynard Looch also routinely volunteers to participate in free SAIOSH OHS Workshops. 

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The South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Saiosh) was established on the historic day when South Africa celebrated the 20th anniversary of the release of ex State President Mr Nelson Mandela from prison on 11 February 1990 by a group of enthusiastic Occupational Health and Safety Professionals from South Africa. In March 2013 Saiosh was appointed as the Registration Board for the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health South Africa (IOSH SA) who is recognised by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as a professional body to register Occupational Health and Safety Professionals in South Africa.

On 11 February 2010 a group of enthusiastic Health and Safety Professionals of South Africa established the South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Saiosh), this was on the historic day when South Africa celebrated the 20th anniversary of the release of Nelson Mandela from prison. In 2013 Saiosh was recognised by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as the professional body to register Occupational Health and Safety Professionals in South Africa in terms of the NQF Act, Act 67 of 2008. Saiosh is today the largest Occupational Health and Safety professional body in Africa and the leading source of information and networking opportunities within the Occupational Health and Safety profession in South Africa.

The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) has confirmed that the South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Saiosh) is the recognised professional body for Occupational Health and Safety in South Africa. Saiosh was approved by SAQA as a Professional Body for the purpose of the NQF Act, Act 67 of 2008.

Klass Looch Associates is proud to me an honorary member and is delighted to participate in a round of workshops entitled 'Legal Liability & OHS Act pitfalls'. For more click on  http://www.saiosh.co.za/news/234991/OHS-Workshops-2015.htm

Some comments about the SAIOSH Road show entitled 'Legal Liability & OHS Act Pitfalls':


Thank you for your presentation on Legal Liability and OHS Pitfalls, I really enjoyed it. Can I please ask that you forward me a copy of the presentation as discussed yesterday?


Vincent Smith

 Regional Safety Manager

 DRA Minerals Park

Hi Raynard,

Once again, thanks for the great presentation. As discussed, please forward your power point presentation as well as the Memorandum of Understanding you mentioned regarding construction activities within a mining premises. Please also forward details of your next “legal Liability Training Course” as I have a few candidates who are interested in attending.

Kind Regards

Chris Hanekom

SA Metals (Pty) Ltd

Good afternoon Mr Looch,

I attended the (way too short) workshop that was held at the hotel near the airport last Thursday morning and would like to thank you for the excellent talk and discussions and examples that you shared with us during the session. I would like to have a copy of your notes/presentation that you used in the session. Also, what will the process be if I would like to book you for a 5-6 hours “workshop” with management & directors? Hope to see/hear you soon in the future again!


Koster Loggenberg (ROS Prof)

Environmental Health & Safety Manager

Robertson & Caine (Pty) Ltd

Hi  Raynard,

Great to meet you and chat with you again. I always love your approach and presentation style – even though we only saw one third of the slides! Could I ask you to send me the whole set, please? Just a reminder to send us a quote for a day-long seminar on your favourite topic, please!

Thanks and regards

Richard Whittaker

Hi Raynard

Thank you for the extremely interesting information you gave us at the Saiosh seminar today and chatting to Emily and I afterwards.  As discussed, please can you send me the document which states that the Construction Regulations are applicable on a mine.

Many thanks  

Good evening Raynard,

Thank you for the presentation today. Would have enjoyed more of your time.
Would you please send me today’s presentation?  Should you be in Cape Town again soon please ask SAIOSH to communicate to us.

Thanks again,


Coenraad van Tonder

Hi Raynard,

Thank you very much for the interesting presentation this morning. AS you mentioned, can you please send me a copy of the presentation. I’ve been having discussion with our management team around legal liability of contractors and sites and I’m hoping that I can use the presentation as a tool to assist me.

Thanks you again.



Good Day Advocate Raynard,

I trust this mail find you well.

I would like to thank you for your very informative presentation this morning; it was very interesting going through all the “legalese” terminology.  Please be so kind as to forward me the PowerPoint notes from this morning, unfortunately I was unable to complete my own as there was a vast amount of information to absorb.

Thanks once again.

Kind Regards,

Nick King

Good day Raynard

I was recently privileged to attend your Legal Liability and OHS Act Pitfalls presentation hosted by SAIOSH in Cape Town. As noted at the presentation, would you please provide your presentation for further communication with my Directors and Business Unit Leaders. Many thanks and have a great weekend.

Kind Regards

Michelle Barnard

Health and Safety Agent (CHSA/006/2015)

NCC Environmental Services (Pty) Ltd   


Lynn Schouw


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