Master Builders SA expect Construction Health and Safety Manager registration and Agents to prevent building incidents.
The SA Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) calls for comment on environmental assessor registration from EAPs and the public before 12 January 2015.
Construction management academic Prof John Smallwood defended safety registration schemes, and accused consulting body NIOCCSA of lack of support.
Consulting body NIOCCSA asked the ministers of Public Works, Public Enterprise, and Labour, to rethink enforced health and safety registration.
The Chief Inspector of Labour postponed construction health and safety registration of profesisonals with the SACPCMP until August 2015.
SACPCMP registration of construction health and safety officers, managers or agents is long, costly, and open to dispute (see criticism below).
The IWH professional body invites health and safety practitioners to work at height registration workshop on 18 September.
Consulting body NIOCCSA calls for objections against SACPCMP construction health and safety registration, to ask DOL to scrap it.
SA Labour minister Mildred Oliphant said Labour inspectors found that 75% of employers complied with health and safety laws in 2014.
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.
Professional consultants support registration of Construction Health and Safety Agents, but want the SACPCMP to reserve the Pr CHS Agent title for managers.
Public comments on SACPCMP construction health and safety registration on Sheqafrica.com and on Safebuild have turned into a complicated debate.
Construction health and safety officials have 18 months to apply for SACPCMP registration. By January 2014, 21 were registered and 191 have applied.
A Construction Regulations exemption postpones the whole amendment to August 2014, and postpones health and safety Agents’ SACPCMP registration to August 2015.
A semi-autonomous state agency is trying to rectify health and safety regulation defects, and professional registration defects in Tanzania.
The health and safety registration and professionalisation process is a domino effect of failures and duplication of authorities.
Consulting body NIOCCSA formally asked the DOL to scrap external construction health and safety registration with the SACPCMP.
The SA Construction Regulations of 2014 set up duplicate private structures for health and safety registration, training validation, and site inspection.