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Designing for Construction Health and Safety (H&S) 1-Day Seminar


Summerstrand Hotel, Port Elizabeth, Monday, 20 August 2018

East London Golf Club, East London, Tuesday 21 August 2018


The first version of this unique seminar was first presented by Construction Research Education and Training Enterprises (CREATE) in Port Elizabeth on 3 December 2009. It evolved from the half-day South African Institute of Architectural Technologists (SAIAT) Construction Health and Safety Seminar presented on 17 May 2008 at SAIAT’s AGM in Port Elizabeth. More recently, an updated version was presented under the auspices of ACHASM in Bloemfontein on 13 March 2018. It will be staged in other cities in September and October 2018.

Two of fifteen specific outcomes include an increased ability to: understand and appreciate the importance of a multi-stakeholder approach to construction H&S, and understand and appreciate the importance of addressing construction H&S during the design, planning, and documentation stages of a project.  

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

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The summit theme ‘The Role of Procurement and SCM in Construction H&S’ focuses on issues and processes related to appointing and managing stakeholders in terms of H&S. This focus will include the interface between clients, construction project managers, construction H&S agents, designers, quantity surveyors, contractors (construction managers), subcontractors (construction managers), and suppliers, including construction H&S managers and officers, and other stakeholders. The theme was identified due to the role of procurement and SCM in H&S, the issues that arise, and mention of the supply chain relative to ‘accidents’, and collapses in the media.   


Upon the 11th anniversary of the Association of Construction Health & Safety Management (ACHASM), the 7th annual event will take the form of a summit, which will provide a forum for construction industry stakeholders to address construction H&S related matters with emphasis on procurement and SCM in construction H&S. The summit will be commercial in nature and aims to stimulate interaction between all the stakeholders active in the industry.

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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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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. 


Mediation Pricing.pdf


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


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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