ACHASM construction health and safety symposium on 20 Oct in Cape Town

ACHASM hosts its 2015 construction health and safety symposium on 20 October in Cape Town, themed on a team approach to zero fatalities, injuries, and disease.

The symposium brings top construction presenters and professionals together at Belmont Square, Rondebosh, Cape Town, on Tuesday 20 October 2015 (see the programme below). Delegates will gain five SACPCMP CPD points.

The theme focuses on mitigating and ultimately eliminating fatalities, injuries, and disease, in particular, fatalities in construction work. (See the registration form at http://www.achasm.co.za/)

This focus will include the interface between clients, project managers, construction H&S agents, designers, quantity surveyors, contractors, insurers, government, and other stakeholders.

The theme was identified due to the increased media coverage afforded the construction industry in terms of ‘accidents’, in addition to the incidence of fatalities, notwithstanding the fact that ‘one fatality is one too many’.

ACHASM construction health and safety symposium objectives

The 4th Association of Construction Health and Safety Management (ACHASM) symposium will provide a forum for construction industry stakeholders to address construction health and safety matters.

The symposium is commercial in nature and aims to stimulate interaction between all the stakeholders active in the industry.

The objectives of the ACHASM symposium are to:

  • Educate and inform stakeholders on the concept of zero fatalities, injuries, and disease;
  • Interrogate the role of clients and designers in terms of their role in construction H&S;
  • Promote the practice of construction H&S risk management;
  • Promote professionalism and leadership in managing and implementing construction H&S, and
  • Provide a platform for exchanging ideas and networking with likeminded professionals.

Construction health and safety organisations involved

Representatives of these organisations have confirmed their involvement; ACHASM; Construction Industry Development Board (cidb); Federated Employers Mutual Assurance (FEM); Master Builders Association; Western Cape; NMC; South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP).

This programme is designed for a multi-stakeholder audience, including Client organisations (public and private), Architects, Engineers (civil, electrical, mechanical, process, and structural), Construction and Construction Project Managers, Property developers, Quantity surveyors, Contractors (general and co-contractors), Consultants (H&S and Construction Management), Union representatives, Government (Construction Industry Development Board, Department of Labour, Department of Public Works), Insurers (Compensation Commissioner, and FEMA), and Media.

SACPCMP Registrar Nomvula Rakalote awards 5 CPD points to symposium delegates. She will also present a theme in the programme.
SACPCMP Registrar Nomvula Rakalote awards 5 CPD points to symposium delegates. She will also present a theme in the programme.

Construction health and safety CPD validation

This symposium is validated by the SACPCMP, who will award 5 CPD points, validation No. SACPCMP/CPD/13/004.

The symposium will be held at the Belmont Square Conference Centre, 22 Belmont Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town (GPS 3°57’34”S 18°28’25”E).

Registration up to 9 October costs R1800 (no VAT charged), thereafter R2 000 (no VAT charged).

Opportunities exist for sponsors and exhibitors (contact info@achasm.co.za).

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ACHASM Symposium programme

08h00 Registration and refreshments

08h40 Welcome, by Anton Krause, Executive Director, ACHASM

08h50 Video by Pierre Marais, Head of Casualty Division, Saxum Insurance

09h00 The economics of Zero Fatalities, Injuries, and Disease, by James Flint, National Advisor: SHERQ, SAFCEC

09h30 The relevance of the SACPCMP’s disciplines’ identities of work in achieving Zero Fatalities, Injuries, and Disease in construction, by Nomvula Rakolote, Registrar, SACPCMP

10h00 Zero Fatalities, Injuries, and Disease in construction: The role of the cidb, by Ishmail Cassiem, Manager, Construction Industry Performance, cidb

10h30 Client /Pr CHSA: Limiting Professional Liability through Zero Fatalities, Injury, and Disease in construction, by Anton Krause, ACHASM.

Session 1 Topic Chair: Prof John Smallwood.

Refreshments

11h20 The role of Client Baseline Risk Assessments in achieving Zero Fatalities, Injuries, and Disease in construction, by Leighton Bennett, SHE & Risk Management Consultant, Benrisk Consulting

11h50 Linking HIRAs and Method Statements towards achieving Zero Fatalities, Injuries, and Disease in construction, by Dean Williams, Group HSE Manager, GVK

12h20 Does inspecting and auditing contribute to Zero Fatalities, Injuries, and Disease in construction?, by Deon Bester, OHS Manager, MBA Western Cape.

Session 2 Chair: Anton Krause, ACHASM.

Lunch

13h50 The role of compliance in achieving Zero Fatalities, Injuries, and Disease in construction, by a Department of Labour official

14h20 Zero Fatalities, Injuries, and Disease in construction: Is it possible? by Shaun Webber, CEO, NMC

15h00 Zero Fatalities, Injuries, and Disease in construction: The route, by Prof John Smallwood, Dept of Construction Management, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

Session 3 Chair: Ms Claire Deacon.

Refreshments

15h40 Medical surveillance towards Zero Occupational Disease in construction, by Claire Deacon, Principal, Occumed

16h10 Discussion and Resolutions facilitated by Prof John Smallwood

16h50 Closure by Anton Krause, ACHASM.

Session 4 Chair: Prof John Smallwood.

17h00 Refreshments and cash bar.

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