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AISE releases its professional designations

The Africa Institute for Safety Engineering has released its professional designations which will be issued from 2019 to qualifying professionals.

Sheqafrica.com previously reported on the formation of three new professional associations.

AISE has since then submitted their criteria for inclusion to sheqafrica.com for publication.

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Professional Safety Engineer

This designation is aligned to the competency requirement of General Machinery Regulation 2(1) published under the Occupational Health & Safety Act, in the b, c, and d parts of the definition of a competent person.

A qualification at NQF level 7 or higher in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering is the minimum required.

In addition to the required qualification a period of active practice in the safety engineering field of 10 or more years is required.

The designation is denoted by the suffix: Pr.SEng.

Specialisation is allowed for Aviation, Maritime, Mining and Construction subject to a competency exam or RPL assessment.

System Safety Engineer

This designation is focused on the incorporated Safety Standards and aligned to the competency requirement of General Machinery Regulation 2(1) published under the Occupational Health & Safety Act, in the b, c, and d parts of the definition of a competent person.

A related qualification at NQF level 6 or higher is the minimum required plus a competency assessment for each of the incorporated SANS / International standards.

In addition to the required qualification a period of active practice in the safety engineering field of 5 or more years is required.

Specialisation is allowed for in one or more standard, such as Pressurised or Lifting Equipment, etc.

The designation is denoted by the suffix: Pr.Sys.SEng.

Safety Systems Manager

This designation is aligned to the competency requirement of General Machinery Regulation 2(1) published under the Occupational Health & Safety Act, in the b, c, and d parts of the definition of a competent person.

A qualification at NQF level 6 or higher in Safety Management is the minimum required plus

Certification as Lead Auditor in any of the ISO Safety Systems (45001 etc)

In addition to the required qualification a period of active practice in the safety engineering field of 5 or more years is required.

The designation is denoted by the suffix: Pr.SEng.Stds.

The following professionals will be able to apply for these designations

  • Industrial and Production Engineers
  • Civil Engineers
  • Environmental Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Mining Engineers, Metallurgists and Related Professionals
  • Engineering Professionals not Elsewhere Classified

Candidates with qualifications issued prior to the NQF will need an N6 or T4 qualification.


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Safety Engineering Technician

This designation is aligned to the competency requirement of General Machinery Regulation 2(1) published under the Occupational Health & Safety Act, in the (a) part of the definition of a competent person.

In addition to the required qualification a period of active practice in the safety engineering field is required.

The designation is denoted by the suffix: SEng.Tech.

The following professionals will be able to apply for the technical designation:

  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electronic Engineering Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Aeronautical Engineering Technician
  • Chemical Engineering Technician
  • Industrial Engineering Technician
  • Environmental Engineering Technician

Acceptable Qualifications

AISE has made it clear that only recognised Technical and Academic qualifications will be accepted where the minimum requirement is 3 years of full time study.

Acceptable Assessments

Where assessments are required, such as for Competency in Standards or legislation, a list of third parties will be made available.

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One Reply to “AISE releases its professional designations

  1. Good day,
    I have noticed that in order to qualify as a member you need to be an engineer. I would like to pose the following question:
    What if an aspiring member like me is not an engineer, has got a technical qualification in industrial printing and worked on industrial printing presses which include working and calibrating the moving parts on the machinery, hold a National Diploma in Safety Management and Auditor qualifications in ISO9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001 and been involved in OHS for the last 6 years from Safety Rep to my current designation as Assisstant Safety Co-ordinator. I would like to know whether or not I do qualify for any of the above designations.
    Regards
    Neil Saayman

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