Health and safety culture and leadership at the Eskom Medupi power station construction site is compromised by stressors, errors, BEE, and politics.
Some SABS Approved geysers are health, safety, environment, quality, maintenance and cost risks. SABS suspended seven managers in another standards scandal.
Road construction emergency planning and management is a difficult juggling act for a health and safety officer. Here is a case study.
Construction managers must serve only one site at a time, manage health and safety appointments, and remain liable, along with CEOs.
Some SACPCMP Construction Safety registration applicants query the logic of equating memberships with an International Diploma, or half an SA Diploma.
Comments on the call on the Department of Labour to cancel SACPCMP construction health and safety registration, are posted here.
Professional registration invites health and safety liability and malpractice claims. “DOL is leading you in way over your heads,” warns a consultant.
Master Builders SA expect Construction Health and Safety Manager registration and Agents to prevent building incidents.
Construction governance reform should lead the industry and developers towards a sustainable ‘noble vision’, said Prof John Smallwood.
Construction management academic Prof John Smallwood defended safety registration schemes, and accused consulting body NIOCCSA of lack of support.
The business dictum of ‘raising profits by saving costs’ is false. Health and safety costs only 2%, but construction accidents cost 5%.
The Chief Inspector of Labour postponed construction health and safety registration of profesisonals with the SACPCMP until August 2015.
The DOL, SACPCMP and construction professions could prevent slab collapses by policing Clients or Developers via the Deed of Sale, said consultants.
SACPCMP registration of construction health and safety officers, managers or agents is long, costly, and open to dispute (see criticism below).
Consulting body NIOCCSA calls for objections against SACPCMP construction health and safety registration, to ask DOL to scrap it.
Construction contractors may not appoint a health and safety Agent, Manager, or Officer, unless SACPCMP registered with required competencies and resources.
The Chief Inspector of labour will publish a Construction Regulations Guide or guidance notes in the second half of 2014.
Construction employers, contractors and maintenance contractors, may obtain Construction Regulations exemption.
The SA Department of Public Works (DPW) will dissolve the construction professions council for the Built Environment (CBE), for failing Black empowerment.
Engineers and other construction professions may be allowed to reserve work if an application to the Competition Commission succeeds.
Construction health and safety officials have 18 months to apply for SACPCMP registration. By January 2014, 21 were registered and 191 have applied.
A Construction Regulations exemption postpones the whole amendment to August 2014, and postpones health and safety Agents’ SACPCMP registration to August 2015.
The Minister of Labour has under section 43 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act published the Construction Regulations 2014 Amendment in Government Notice R84 of 7 February 2014.
The SA Construction Regulations of 2014 set up duplicate private structures for health and safety registration, training validation, and site inspection.