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gautengNews24Wire reports that the Gauteng government has issued landlords who own the 13 properties leased by the province with compliance notices in a bid to improve on the Occupation Health and Safety (OHS) of all employees working in the buildings.  

Infrastructure Development MEC Tasneem Motara advised that in 2017 her department had initiated a project to do condition assessments on all occupied GPG buildings.  The assessment was completed at the end of August 2018, only a couple of weeks before the tragic Bank of Lisbon fire in September 2018.  Motara advised further that:  "Stemming from the report, affected buildings were voluntarily evacuated.  We undertook emergency OHS compliance activities such as clearing fire escape routes, ensuring that signage was put up and visible, air and water quality assessments, as well as training of staff from various departments on OHS."  She said they would continue to ensure that their staff were trained and up to date with the safety measures required in occupied buildings.  “We are committed to house our tenants in fully compliant, safe and reliable facilities so that service delivery provided by GPG will not be adversely affected at any point,” she said.

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