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Department of Labour hosts workshop on interpretation and guidance on the Lift, Escalator and Passenger Conveyor Regulations

[Title]The Department of Labour’s  Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Directorate within the Inspection and Enforcement Services Branch will be hosting a workshop on 22 June 2018 at Lethabo Power Station (Vereeniging). The purpose of the workshop is to provide interpretation and guidance on the Lift, Escalator and Passenger Conveyor Regulations. The workshop will be running under the theme “How safe is the transportation of people and goods within South African buildings”. These regulations apply to any person who has permanent lifts, escalator or passenger conveyor on his or her premises or any person who carries out work on lifts, escalators or passenger conveyors.
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Posted by Jackie Fort on Monday, June 11, 2018 Views: 37


Ex-mineworkers are warned against unsavory elements acting as agents for unclaimed benefit applications

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As the registration of ex-mineworkers for unclaimed benefits by the Department of Labour and its entity, the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), gains momentum in the Northern Cape Province, the Department has received reports that there are people operating in the Province targeting ex-mineworkers with a promise of assisting them with their claims for a fee. 

“As the Department of Labour we would like to warn our people against these suspicious criminal act and we urge them to  wait for the campaign to be publicised  and  reach their towns and respective areas, We have no relationship with any forum or agent purporting to act as middlemen for application intended for unclaimed benefits.  We distance ourselves from such acts and urge our people to report those people at their nearest Police”, said Acting Chief Director: Provincial Operations, Ms Emily Maneli. 

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Posted by Jackie Fort on Friday, June 08, 2018 Views: 55


African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo 2018

[Title]The South African government plans to invest ZAR 947 billion in public sector infrastructure, creating great business opportunities for both local and international operators to capitalise on this growth. 

Against this backdrop, on the 16 and 17 May, the 6th annual African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo (Johannesburg) will set the stage for you to increase your sales and speak directly to the decision-makers and influencers within the African built environment sector. 

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Posted by Jackie Fort on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Views: 222


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.


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

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

20170726 ACHASM Costing.docx

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