The SACPCMP, registrar for project managers and construction health and safety professionals, clarified construction health and safety liability.
Professional registration invites health and safety liability and malpractice claims. “DOL is leading you in way over your heads,” warns a consultant.
As a health and safety practitioner you should manage your CPD (continual professional development) to help sustain your competence.
Professional consultants support registration of Construction Health and Safety Agents, but want the SACPCMP to reserve the Pr CHS Agent title for managers.
Registrars may set health and safety professional exams, but may not train, opening the door to registration courses disguised as professional development.
Construction health and safety practitioners have to write a safety registration exam to gain professional designations, regardless of their qualifications.
Professional bodies and professional titles in SA have to conform to new Qualifications Authority policy and criteria, effective from 27 July 2012.
I received an IoSM letter on “Registration for Occupational Safety Professionals,” promoting OHSAP safety registration, by the Occupational Safety Professional Council (OSPC).