History

Advantage A.C.T. (Pty) Ltd was established in 2001 by Christel Fouché and was built into a well-known and reputable service provider in the South African and African Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental community. During January 2014 Advantage ACT was split into three different entities, all properly registered companies. Advantage ACT remains the largest company, responsible for general Health and Safety training, AGO Certification (Pty) Ltd was established to provide certification and training services in the ISO 9001, 14001 and OHSA 18001 domain. Steam Legal Compliance Solutions (Pty) Ltd was established to service a need to provide OHS legal training, auditing and consulting services. The companies were taken over by Pinnacle Occupational Safety and Health Services Holdings (Pty) Ltd in May 2016 when Christel and her family decided to emigrate to New Zeeland and have since been managed by Joep Joubert, co-owner of the two groups.

Credibility

Advantage ACT believes that their competitive advantage is in the extensive experience of their Auditors, Facilitators and Implementer’s and their ability to transfer knowledge very effectively. This is critical, as to a large extent, the success of a SHEQ/HSEC programme depends on the change in behaviour brought about by good auditing, consulting and training interventions.

Advantage ACT has over the years maintained all the critical accreditations and registrations required by law and client requirements to prove its commitment to quality. This currently includes:

  • Health and Welfare SETA Accreditation as training provider: HW592PA05000117.
  • IRCA Registered under partnership with BSCIC: Lead Auditors Courses: ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001: A17581 & A17582. ISO 14001 Lead auditor’s courses are presented in partnership with BSCIC and INTEK.
  • The company has TUV ISO 9001: 2008 certification.
  • It is a Department of Labour: First Aid level 1-3 registered institution with number CI 413.
  • It has a Level Two, Empowering supplier B-BBEE Status.

Advantage ACT only makes use of properly qualified and registered facilitators, assessors and moderators with extensive experience in OHS.

AGO Certification employ only INTERNATIONALLY qualified ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 Auditors and Lead Auditors with knowledge and skill in the safety, health, environmental & quality disciplines.

Steam Legal Compliance Solutions employ only qualified lawyers and advocates with knowledge and skill in the safety, health, environmental and quality disciplines.

The group is also proud to be able to say that:

  • Its permanent staff have more than 250 combined years of OHS experience
  • It boasts a University accredited A series facilitator
  • The staff have been involved in:
    • The Standards Generating Body (SGB) for OHS
    • The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations’ (QCTO) OHS Qualification workgroup
    • The SA Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP) Construction Health and Safety (CHS) committee
    • As a SACPCMP assessor and moderator
    • The Institute of Safety Management (IOSM) National Council for many years.

PRODUCTS

Advantage ACT is part of Pinnacle OSH Holdings. Pinnacle Holdings prouds itself on really being able to provide a turnkey solution in the field of OHS! Besides the services of the Advantages companies listed above, the rest of the companies in the group each focus on their own specific role and functions to ensure clients get the best possible service.

PINNACLE OSH HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD

 Pinnacle OSH Holdings provides specialized OSH services including the development and implementation of formal OHSAS 18001, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Management Systems.

FRONTIER SHEQ CONSULTING (PTY) LTD

Frontier SHEQ Consulting provides an OHS management service to companies in all industrial sectors, including manufacturing and facility management and also acts as the OHS Agent for clients on construction projects.

PRIMARY SHEQ SERVICES

Primary SHEQ Services provides OHS Services to Principle Contractors (Mining, Building and Civil Construction Projects).

CREST OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH CONSTRUCTION SUPPORT (PTY) LTD

Crest Occupational Safety and Health Construction Support provide a comprehensive OHS service to sub-contractors in the construction industry.

TEANO MANAGEMENT SERVICES (PTY) LTD

Teano Management Services (Pty) Ltd is able to deliver quality management services to the commercial and retail industry. This also includes the development, implementation and maintenance of formal- or informal OHS Systems for Tenants in Retail Shopping Centres, Office Parks, Business Parks and Industrial Parks.

Future

The management and staff of Pinnacle Holdings are all committed to try and save lives and make a difference to all workers in South Africa and the rest of Africa. To that end we fully intend expanding our services in our different focus areas to reach as many OHS practitioners and workers as possible through our training, auditing, or our OHS consultancy services on sites.

We are closely following the developments in terms of the QCTO so that we can become a leader in that area as well as expanding our training to other means to reach as many people as possible.

Pinnacle Holdings wants to be known as the Leader in OHS in Africa!