SA health and safety organisations update 2012
SA occupational health and safety authorities and organisations are updated here. Update your details in the COMMENT window below.
SA health and safety authorities and statutory bodies
DOL, Department of Labour, 012 309 4388, Private Bag X117, Pretoria, 0001. Gauteng north 012 309 4262. Gauteng south 011 497 3117, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org on 011 497 3047. DOL health 012 309 4407, email@example.com or principal inspector 082 467 4318, 012 309 4377, firstname.lastname@example.org or 012 309 4391 /2, Jacob.email@example.com
DOL ACOHS, Labour Minister’s Advisory Council on Occupational Health and Safety; 19 members delegated by; DOL, Business Unity SA (BUSA), and labour unions, plus three specialists. Members are; DOL Chief Inspector Thobile Lamati; DOL Jacob Malatse; DOL Lucas Masango; DOL OH Milly Ruiters; DOL Tibor Szana; DOL Compensation Commissioner Dr Monge Lekalakala; DOH Dr L Ndelu; DMR Chief Inspector Thabo Gazi; Chamber of Mines Dr Balfour-Kaipa; BUSA Vikki Harbhajan; BUSA CAIA Dr Lorraine Lotter; BUSA /Master Builders Gauteng Doug Michell; BUSA /Master Builders KZN Neels Nortje (see Saiosh); BUSA George Kleinsmit (see Safsec); Ceppwawu Pelelo Magane; Cosatu Jacqueline Mpolokeng; Fedusa J Sehlabaka; Nactu Brenda Modise; NUM E Gcilitshane. Specialists are Jace Naidoo of Eskom; Dr Audrey Banyini of MHSC; Prof Theo Haupt of CPUT (see Achasm).
OHSTEC, proposed OHS Technical Committee, circulated in the Construction Regulations Amendment draft 2010, under proposed section 29, to be self-funded, investigate employers, and advise the Labour Minister. Its inclusion and promulgation in the 2012 amendment is uncertain.
DOL CC, Compensation Commissioner 012 319 9294 /321 2929 /319 9293
SABS NRCS, National Regulator of Compulsory Specifications, test, confiscate and destroy non compliant goods. Mirriam Moswaane 012 428 6848, 083 364 2007, firstname.lastname@example.org or Daniel Ramarumo 012 428 7336, 078 734 8820, email@example.com
SA health and safety certification
SAATCA, Southern African Auditor & Training Certification Authority, via administrator Mercy Modukanele, 012 349 1008, fax 086 516 2966
SANAS, national accreditation body, certifies laboratories. DTI Campus 77 Meintjies Str Sunnyside Pretoria 0002, or Private Bag X23 Sunnyside Pretoria 0132. Mandla Sithole, firstname.lastname@example.org or 012 394 3760, or Ron Josias, email@example.com
SAQA, sets policy for professional bodies, professional designations, registration and membership practice.
SA Construction health and safety organisations
CETA, Construction Seta, supports construction training and skills development within the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). CETA is accredited for Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA) by SAQA, and authorised to accredit and monitor accredited training providers. CETA does not offer training itself, but offers assessment for recognition of prior learning (RPL).
SACPCMP, Council for Project and Construction Management Professions, statutory body under Project and Construction Management Act, 48 of 2000, section 2. Provides for statutory professional certification, registration and regulation of project and construction management professions, by way of dual registration. Linked to seven Acts to regulate the professions of Architect, Landscape Architect, Engineer, Property Valuer, Quantity Surveyor, Construction Project Manager, Construction Manager, as well as the Council for the Built Environment, an umbrella body controlling the six professional councils. Registration criteria include a recognised four year degree or equivalent in built environment, or recognition for prior experience, if supported by recognised education, and three years appropriate experience as a single person responsible, or as a Candidate working under the guidance of a registered or registerable person. SACPCMP is mandated to register safety professionals on three rolls; HS Agent, HS Supervisor, HS Officer. SACPCMP had asked ACHASM to list minimum qualifications, competencies, and scope of services. SACPCMP registrar is Thoko Machimane. 011 642 1150, www.sacpcmp.co.za
CIDB, Construction Industry Development Board, a Schedule 3A public entity, established by Act 38 of 2000, promotes a regulatory and developmental framework to build construction delivery capability, social and economic growth, and globally competitive standards. CIDB focus is on sustainable growth, capacity development, empowerment, improving industry performance, including health and safety, best practice, transformation, consistent and ethical procurement practice, and enhanced value to clients and society. CIDB keeps a register of contractors, and with PPC and NURCHA, publish management guidelines for small and medium sized contractors. Contact manager Ishmail Cassiem, firstname.lastname@example.org or anonymous fraud reporting hotline 0800 112 432 or 012 482 7200, email@example.com
CBE, Council for the Built Environment, statutory body established in terms of the Council for the Built Environment Act, 43 of 2000, appointed 2002. Represents Engineering Council, Council for Architectural Profession, Council for Quantity Surveying Profession, Council for Property Valuers Profession, Council for Landscape Architectural Profession, Council for Project and Construction Management Professions, government, and public. Champions governance, appropriate health standards, safety, environmental protection, training standards.
ECSA, Engineering Council, statutory body, registers engineers in nine disciplines. Specialised practice depends on a code of conduct and CESA rules. Four categories of registration are provided for in the Engineering Profession Act, 46 of 2000, each with accredited qualifications; Engineers have a BSc Eng or B Eng degree. Engineering Technologists have a BTech Eng degree and six years experience. Engineering Technicians have a three year National Diploma Eng and eight years experience. Certificated Engineers have a relevant Government Certificate of Competency (GCC), one of the other qualifications, and be responsible for a plant. Engineering Technicans with N1 or N6 require 10 years experience, two in positions of responsibility, and technician level work. Engineers with BTech /National Diploma, need 10 years experience, with 40% of third and fourth year university subjects. Engineering Technologists with a National Higher Diploma, need six years experience, with four in a position of responsibility including design work, or a National Diploma with eight years experience, of which five in a position of responsibility, and CPD up to date. Complaints are investigated in the interest of public safety, 011 607 9500 firstname.lastname@example.org
CESA, Consulting Engineers, registers consulting engineering companies on a voluntary basis, against criteria, including specialisms, and more than 50% must be registered engineers, checks with ECSA, email@example.com or Graham Pirie, 011 463 2022, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.cesa.co.za
SAFCEC, SA Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors, HS official Frank Cotton, 011 409 0910, 082 808 3301, email@example.com. Mastiff Rd 245 Midrand. George Kleinsmith represents BUSA on ACOHS. SAFCEC Safety committee includes Ray Strydom. SAFCEC plans to run a safety practitioner registration scheme. SAFCEC health and safety specialist is Rudolf Murray.
SAIA, Institute of Architects, Al Stratford, Su Linning, 011 782 1315, firstname.lastname@example.org
AIAs, Approved Inspection Authorities. Registered consultants, whose services could be enforced by the Construction Regulations amendment draft to oversee risk assessments, and assist the Department of Labour in enforcing legislation.
CESA, Consulting Engineers SA, has representatives on the construction H&S technical committee.
PROCSA, Professional Consultants Services Agreement Committee, recommends terms of engagement between construction clients and consultants. It claims participation and ratification from all major professional associations and SAPOA, as well as ratification by professional indemnity insurers and various construction councils. PROCSA and ACHASM have drafted an HS Agent scope of services and deliverables across six phases of construction, integrated with other professional functions. Chairperson Charles Israelite; email@example.com or fax 011 233 6801
SAICE, Victor Booth, 011 462 8467, firstname.lastname@example.org
MBSA Master Builders SA, CEO 011 205 9000, Pierrefourie@mbsa.org.za or email@example.com or 234 Alexander Ave, Halfway House, Midrand, 1685, or Po Box 1619, Halfway House, 1685. H&S 011 205 9000, Ernie Pieterse, firstname.lastname@example.org
MBA Master Builders Association KZN, 031 266 7070, 082 464 6754, email@example.com
ACHASM, Association of Construction Health and Safety Management, was formed in 2005 by Anton Krause, Marius Eppenberger, Claire Deacon, Prof John Smallwood, Prof Theo Haupt, Dirk Botha, and the late Tjaart van Staden. Non director board members include Neil Wells, Rose Matete, Kristine Miller and Jaco van Dam. ACHASM aims to develop and maintain construction health and safety best practice, and build information platforms among other built environment professions, to ensure sharing of information and assist in integration of construction health and safety project management principles in built environment disciplines and processes. ACHASM aims to standardise HS functions in six phases of construction, assess practitioners, guide professional development, register practitioners via SACPCMC. Anton Krause, 011 462 6399, Kim Sinclair 021 465 6963, firstname.lastname@example.org
Buildsafe SA, employer based information exchange group, founded in 2012 by Sasol Technology, Aveng Grinaker-LTA, Murray & Roberts, Fluor, and Foster Wheeler, after the model of a UAE voluntary construction safety and training qualification standardisation lobby. Administrator David Bass. Founder members include Mark Flower, Fluor MD, Shane van der Nest, Fluor HSE director, Flip de Wet, Sasol Technology MD, Dawid Heymans, Sasol Technology executive manager of people management, Nigel Harvey, operations executive at Murray & Roberts, Grahame McCaig, MD of Aveng Grinaker-LTA (launch chairperson), Steve Scott, MD of Foster Wheeler, and others.
SA OH and hygiene bodies
NIOH, National Institute of Occupational Health, 011 712 6544, 082 444 8478, email@example.com
NHLS, National Health Laboratory Services, part of NIOH; 011 712 6518, 082 510 1315 firstname.lastname@example.org
SASOHN, SA Society of Occupational Health Nurses, Pb 18793 Sunward Park 1470, 011 892 3173 /4, email@example.com or Karen Michell, 011 609 7747, 082 925 8938
SAIOH, Southern African Institute for Occupational Hygiene, register OH and hygiene practitioners; firstname.lastname@example.org
SARPS, Radiation Protection Society, email@example.com
SAFSIS, Food Safety Institute, 082 576 4177 firstname.lastname@example.org or Pb 10765 Aston Manor 1630, Donna Crockart, 41 Golden Drive, Morehill Benoni
SAMIC, standards and quality control in abattoirs; 6 Springbok Str Bester Park Bronkhorstspruit 1020, Pb 38602 Menlopark 0102, 012 361 4545, 082 900 3022, email@example.com, or exec director, firstname.lastname@example.org
SASAEM Society for Aerospace and Environmental Medicine, assists aviation medical examiners; president Dr Philip Buys, 012 998 5928, www.sasaem.org.za
SA HSE training authorities
SAQA, Qualifications Authority; register and verify qualifications via NLRD, and administer National Qualification Framework, NQF; 012 482 0800, email@example.com or www.saqa.org.za or 012 431 5149.
NLRD, National Learners’ Records Database, source for verification of qualifications by SAQA, available to state authorities and private clients, including records of 9.9-million people, from service providers and archives, including high level foreign qualifications and advisory services evaluation; director Yvonne Shapiro, firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) National Artisan Moderating Body (NAMB) is the assessment quality partner (AQP) for listed trades. The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) will monitor and evaluate performance of AQPs through a service level agreement.
MQA, Mining Qualifications Authority, is the mining Seta, and a development quality partner (DQP) to QCTO, for drafting general industrial occupational health and safety qualifications curriculum standards. MQA may also become the assessment quality partner (AQP) for ensuring quality by private training providers for certain general OHS qualifications.
HW SGB 8, Health and Welfare training Standards Generating Body 8, drafted basic levels Hygiene and Environment unit standards; 012 431 5110, email@example.com or Paul Botha 083 231 4719 firstname.lastname@example.org or Phaphela Makoke 012 431 5149
CETA, Construction Education and Training Authority.
FET colleges, Further Education and Training, pillar of vocational or occupational training in 2010 Higher Education and Training strategies.
CEP Communities of Expert Practitioners
HEQC Higher Education Quality Committee
ISCO International Standard Classification of Occupations
NCPF National Career Path Framework
NQF National Qualifications Framework
NLRD National Learners’ Records Database
NSA National Skills Authority
NSDS National Skills Development Strategy
OFO Organising Framework for Occupations
OLS Occupational Learning System
OQF Occupational Qualifications Framework
QCTO Quality Council for Trades and Occupations
RPL Recognition of Prior Learning
SAQA SA Qualifications Authority
SASCO SA Standard Classification of Occupations
SETA Sector Education and Training Authority
SGB Standards Generating Body
SA Chemicals safety bodies
CAIA, Chemicals and Allied Industries Association; Empire /Owl Rd, or Po Box 91415 Auckland Park 2006, Dr M Booth, 011 482 1671, email@example.com or Dr Lorraine Lotter.
PSF, Process Safety Forum, volunteer industry representatives, chairman Bernhardt Eigenhuis, via CAIA.
RC, Responsible Care, offers external auditing, via CAIA
SA HS practice membership bodies
IoSM, Institute of Safety Management, is a voluntary membership body formed as SA Institute of Industrial Safety Officers in 1952 by Bunny Mathyssen and others, later Chartered Institute of Safety Engineering, later IoSM, run by executive secretary Ray Strydom up to 2009. Leading members include Philip Fourie, Joep Joubert, Gert Lange, Steven Jansen van Vuuren. Former subsidiaries include Noshbo and OSPC. Coastal branch broke away to form SAIOSH in 2010 under former IoSM president Neels Nortje. Secretary Wilna Louw-Malan, 011 913 1431, firstname.lastname@example.org
OHSAP, (Board of Registration of) Occupational Hygiene, Safety and Associated Professionals, is a voluntary body formed by IoSM, SAIOH, and a DOL committee in the previous regime. Assessors include Ray Strydom, Wilna Louw-Malan, Steven Jansen van Vuuren, Gert Lange. OHSAP supportes a draft Construction Regulations amendment that may require construciton safety practitioners to be registered, but the draft was opposed by public comment. Statutory registration is supported by some construction bodies, and opposed by some safety practitioners. Secretary Wilna Louw-Malan, 011 913 1431, email@example.com
SAPEMA was formed as the Southern African Personal Protective Equipment Association with six members, changed to ‘Manufacturers Association’ by a group of 17 manufacturers and distributors in 1961, and changed to ‘Marketing Association’ in 1982 with 27 members.
SAIOSH, SA Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, is a voluntary body formed by a breakaway IoSM Coastal branch in 2010, including Robin Jones and Neels Nortje; firstname.lastname@example.org
SASHEF, SA Safety, Health and Environment Federation, informal discussion forum initiated by Natalie Skeepers, run by Ronelle Isaacs, communicates via informal Facebook site.
LPGASA, LP Gas Safety Association, LPGSASA, Kevin Robertson, email@example.com
PSASA, Paraffin Safety Association, Teri Kruger, 021 424 3473, firstname.lastname@example.org or Anita Madikazi, 017 647 6840, 073 837 3573, Boysen Mthethwa 017 647 6840, or email@example.com on 017 647 6840, 082 445 5342.
SAMSA, Maritime Safety Association, Tsietsi Mokhele 012 366 2600, firstname.lastname@example.org or Tebogo Madibo
SA enviro management organisations
SAIEH, Institute of Environmental Health, 34 Wallace Rd Morningside Durban 4000, or Private Bag x37 Greyville 4023
SAIEA, Southern African Institute for Environmental Assessment
SA quality and auditing bodies
SAQI, SA Quality Institute, linked to Eskom, DQS, SAB, Denel, Joy Global, CQI; email@example.com
SASQ, Society for Quality, assists in development and recognition of quality practitioners by recognised training, education and certification. Exco includes Prof Roy Ramphal (president), Colin Bain, M Ndala, W vd Walt (vice presidents), Dr V Moonsamy (chairman), directors J Agwa-Ejon, N Kalidass, A Murray, B Sookdeo, RD van Schalkwyk; firstname.lastname@example.org or 082 856 4085, 086 656 7381
SA mining HSE bodies
COM, Chamber of Mines, employer body, HSE PoBox 61809 Marshalltown 2107, 011 498 7374, safety and sustainability email@example.com 011 498 7423 /46, 082 565 9343; health advisor firstname.lastname@example.org or environmental advisor Nikisi Lesufi, email@example.com 011 498 7661, 0832880407, hygiene firstname.lastname@example.org or 082 828 1517
ICMM, International Council on Mining and Metals, since 2001, catalyst for sustainable performance improvement among 19 mining and metals companies, 30 national and regional mining and commodity associations. Committed to the Sustainable Development Framework and progress reporting. Share solutions on economic development, environmental impact management, worker safety, and energy efficiency.
BSF, Bushveld Safety Forum, platinum mining CEO and Sheq officers forum, meeting quarterly to share incident rates and other information; scribe 014 571 5503, email@example.com
MQA, Mining Qualifications Authority, acts as mining Seta, and a development quality partner (DQP) to QCTO for drafting occupational health and safety qualifications curriculum standards.
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