19 March 2014
has been inundated with queries related to the SACPCMP registration.
Members want to know who should register, when to register, why to
register and more importantly how it relates to their membership with
is important to understand that registration with the SACPCMP is only
required when practicing health and safety in the construction industry,
as prescribed by the Project and Construction Management Professions
Act, 2000 (Act No. 48 of 2000) and the Construction Regulations 2014. If
you are not sure if you fit the bill then you need to compare your scope
of work with that of the SACPCMP construction health and safety
designations' scope of work which is listed on their website.
that we have established who needs to register with the SACPCMP lets
look and see how it relates to Saiosh and its occupational health and
safety professional designations:
The South African Qualifications
Authority (SAQA) has confirmed that the Institution of Occupational
Safety and Health South Africa (IOSH SA) is the recognised professional
body for occupational health and safety practitioners in South Africa
(for all industry sectors). IOSH SA was approved by SAQA as a
Professional Body for the purpose of the NQF Act, Act 67 of 2008. Saiosh
is the Registration Board for IOSH SA and register members on one of
four professional designations. Whether you practice health and safety
in the construction industry or not, your professional designation is a
certification as well as a verification of your competence in health and
safety which is recognised by SAQA.
question could be asked, why then two registration authorities for the
same community or profession? Most other professions have the same
scenario, take engineering for example: In order to obtain professional
status an engineer will have to be registered with the Engineering
Council of South Africa (ECSA), depending on the choice of career the
engineer will also have to register with a sector specific body e.g.
mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering etc.
those who practice health and safety in the construction industry and
also have to register with the SACPCMP, there is some good news. Saiosh
is a registered Voluntary Association (VA) with the SACPCMP and members
applying for registration with the SACPCMP will get automatic credits
towards their application.
For more information on the registration process for Construction OHS Practitioners with SACPCMP visit www.sacpcmp.org.za