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CALL FOR THE DESIGNATION OF CONSTRUCTION SECTOR AS ESSENTIAL SERVICES

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The construction industry has potential to create employment opportunities to cushion the impact of an anticipated increase in unemployment in the immediate aftermath of the current nation-wide lockdown. This is according to a submission made by the Construction COVID-19 Rapid Response Task Team (CCRR19TT) to motivate for a phased reactivation of the construction Sector. The task team is a body representing major organizations in the sector including contractors, property developers, construction professionals, suppliers, and service providers.
 
The submission is calling for an immediate re-activation of live construction sites that were at various stages of completion when the lockdown came into effect on the 27th of March, under strict safety requirements. This would be followed by a phased re-opening of the industry at the beginning of May.

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Posted by Jackie Fort on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 Views: 338


Department of Employment and Labour pays out Covid-19 benefits to workers

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The Minister of Employment and Labour Thulas Nxesi has called on employers who are registered with the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) to apply for the Covid-19 benefits through theTemporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme on behalf of their employees.

As part of its response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department has issued a directive for relief to be provided to contributors who have lost income or required to take annual leave as a result of the Coronavirus breakout.

To date, the UIF has received just over 55 268 applications from employers representing about 1 601 767 employees. In total, the UIF has over 1 800 000 employers registered on its database representing more than 8-million workers.

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Posted by Jackie Fort on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 Views: 286


Two-Day ACHASM 2019 Construction Health and Safety (H&S) Summit

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Two-Day ACHASM 2019 Construction Health and Safety (H&S) Summit,

Westville Country Club, Durban, 2 - 3 October 2019 

The role of Industry 4.0 in Construction H&S

Introduction

The objective of the summit is to provide a forum for construction industry role players to address construction H&S related matters with specific emphasis on topical issues, the development of knowledge and skills areas, and to debate ‘challenging’ issues.  

The summit will be of relevance to architects, construction managers, construction project managers, Construction H&S Agents / Managers / Officers, contractors, engineers, inspectors, interior designers, landscape architects, quantity surveyors, and all interested construction role players.


 

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Posted by Jackie Fort on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 Views: 1312


Welcome to the Association of Construction Health and Safety Management

The Association for Construction Health and Safety Management (ACHASM) is a registered non-profit company and a recognized SACPCMP Voluntary Association (VA), established to provide all those working in the Construction Health and Safety (CHS) field with an advisory and representative body.

ACHASM is committed to promoting the professional interest of CHS Practitioners within the Built Environment, in terms of the Construction Regulations (2014).

Our Main Objectives are:

Maintain a close working relationship with the SACPCMP in an effort to promote the professional interest of Construction Health & Safety Practitioners within the Built Environment, in terms of the Construction Regulations (2014);

Promote and assist registration with the SACPCMP amongst its members, recommend to the construction industry community to promote registration of its employees;

Formulate requirements for training, knowledge, experience and continuous professional development (CPD) for members of the Association;

Encourage members to continually develop their skills through participation and attendance at CPD courses and seminars;

Encourage research and education into matters affecting health and safety in the construction industry, publish guidance notes and case studies on this;

Act for members in discussions with the Department of Labour and Government on all matters pertaining to the duties and responsibilities of SACPCMP registered CHS Practitioners, and their respective Candidate routes

Promote the services and skills of the registered members to clients and the public and to continue to improve the health and safety record of the construction industry;

Disseminate construction health & safety related information to the Association's members; field queries relating the construction health & safety and assist with incident investigations

Promote ethical practises and hold members to account where such standards are not being met.

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PI Insurance - Discounted Scheme for ACHASM Members

ACHASM in conjunction with SACPCMP has negotiated with Phoenix Risk Insurance Brokers to secure a specialised cost effective group PI insurance scheme for all professionally registered ACHASM Members.

Please click on the attachments for a summary of the covers provided.

ACHASM pi summary of cover.docx

Click here for the online quotation form

Workplace Alternative Dispute Resolution


Workplace Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) consists of a variety of approaches to early intervention and dispute resolution. Many of these approaches include the use of a neutral individual such as a mediator who can assist disputing parties in resolving their disagreements. ACHASM has negotiated an agreement with RAG Strategists in order to enable members to receive this service at a reduced cost. 

RAG ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION BROCHURE.pdf

Mediation Pricing.pdf


SACPCMP
There has been a flurry of complaints lodged with the SACPCMP that don’t actually apply to the SACPCMP. I would urge our members to please follow the procedures that conform to the code of conduct


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