skills transfer are of paramount importance to the
future well being of the company”.
The company continues to
inculcate a family business ethic, with both John
and Kader’s fathers in the company’s employ. By
virtue of their age and experience, David Slingsby
and Ebrahim Gaidien contribute significantly in
terms of mentorship and skills transferal. And since
both trained under the “old apprenticeship system”,
they have impressed upon their sons the importance
of continuing this valued practice in order to
ensure the continuation of generations of craftsmen
so desperately needed in the industry.
At S&G Construction,
carpenters and leading hands have been developed
into site foremen and contracts managers, while
general workers who show promise are encouraged
to develop their bricklaying and carpentry
Site managers, safety reps,
leading hands and directors are trained as first
aiders and have attended construction regulation
workshops with regard to the Occupational Health
& Safety Act (OH&S) 85 of 1993.
Two site managers have
successfully completed The Training Academy’s
Scaffold inspection programme. Both are now
fully qualified to certify and sign over access
scaffolds “safe for use” to a maximum height of
Our Health and
“To date Slingsby
& Gaidien (Pty) Ltd boasts no serious accidents or
fatalities on any of its sites”.
This is largely achieved and monitored by:
the requirements of the OH&S act 85 of 1993
insurance and Public liability on all contracts
to the Building Industries Bargaining Council (BIBC) which governs basic conditions of
employment and provides employee benefits.
with subcontractors are made ensuring that the
above criteria are met and enforced
Having recently completed a
course in Operating Regulations for High Voltage
Systems, Kader Gaidien is in possession of an NRS
040-3:2002 certificate which qualifies him to access
& supervise high voltage electrical systems.