Nelson Mandela Metro University (NMMU) in Port Elizabeth has opened a new Bitumen Laboratory, with a new Science Building to follow.
The African Rope Access Safety Championship is hosted in Midrand on 24-25 July. The height access method is used for work at height, and for height rescue.
Falls from height cause most workplace deaths, and many occupational injuries. Here are some work at height, scaffold and ladder safety checkpoints.
Mobile crane safety requires management of a number of do’s and don’ts to prevent loss incidents, warned Buildsafe SA.
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.