The SACPCMP has successfully concluded its first disciplinary sanction against a registered Construction Health & Safety Agent on 26 October 2018, highlighting the position of the Council within the H&S Community.
M C N Joubert (CHSA/004/2013) was found guilty of contravening Rule 2.1 of the SACPMCP Code of Conduct and sanctioned to a R20 000 fine payable within 60 days on the 22nd of June 2018. A Board Notice was published in terms of Section 32 of the PCMP Act earlier this week.
According to Rule 2.1 , a registered person shall at all times act with integrity and sincerity in serving their employers, clients and the public with diligence and care.
The Board Notice did not indicate the nature of the incident leading up to this sanction.
This is the first known instance where an H&S practitioner was sanctioned under the PCMP Act, shattering the belief that the Council acts in the interest of the profession. Opposition to the forced registration have made this quite clear from the outset that the role of the SACPMCP is to protect the public interest, and not of the individual registered professional.
The irony is that Mr Joubert was one of the consultants working hand in glove with the SACPCMP since its approval by the Chief Inspector under the Construction Regulations. He is also one of 9 Agents that were registered by the SACPCMP in 2013 before the commencement of the Construction Regulations 2014 which actually gave it the registration mandate.
Mr Joubert could not be reached for comment on the outcome and whether or not an appeal will be lodged to the Tribunal.