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.
The DOL, SACPCMP and construction professions could prevent slab collapses by policing Clients or Developers via the Deed of Sale, said consultants.
Labour inspectors stopped work at nine housing projects in Meyersdal, Alberton, on Construction Regulations and safety laws on 25 August.
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 role of engineers is now probed in the Thongathi Mall collapse inquiry in July 2014.