The SA Department of Labour hosts a workshop on registration of construction health and safety professionals, and the construction work permit, on 9 July.
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.
This South African health and safety law update of May 2015 includes mobile equipment, refuge bays, construction appointments, and medical certificates.
This South African health and safety law update of April 2015 includes a Thongathi Mall Inquiry twist, construction contract forms, and OHS Act compliance.
World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April promotes a safety culture to help reduce the number of occupational fatalities, injuries, and diseases.
Comments on the call on the Department of Labour to cancel SACPCMP construction health and safety registration, are posted here.
All construction employees require an occupational medical certificate of fitness from August 2015. Occupational health nurses may perform the medicals.
Construction health and safety CPD (continued professional development) to maintain SACPCMP registration, includes online videos and questions.
The SACPCMP mass construction health and safety registration workshop is a coercion tactic to transfer OHS liability, writes Edmond Furter.
This South African health and safety law 2015 March udpate includes construction OHS registration law arguments, and DOL Labour law meeting dates.
If construction health and safety is professionalised in 2015, OHS consultants may soon have to find work elsewhere.
Construction governance reform should lead the industry and developers towards a sustainable ‘noble vision’, said Prof John Smallwood.
Consulting body NIOCCSA asked the ministers of Public Works, Public Enterprise, and Labour, to rethink enforced health and safety registration.
Two workers fell and one died due to failure of elevator shaft safety measures on a construction site in 2014, reports Buildsafe SA in an alert to builders.
The causes of poor quality management, and a framework for improving the quality of management, services and products, are outlined by Prof John Smallwood.
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.
Construction corruption undermines social, economic and safety values, said Labour deputy minister Adv Phathekile Holomisa at the Master Builders congress.