Membership with Saiosh
27 July 2015
Membership with Saiosh
It's more than just a certificate
Being a member of Saiosh is much more than just paying an annual fee and getting a certificate. With nearly 5 000 Members Saiosh is the leading source of information and networking opportunities within the Occupational Health and Safety profession in South Africa. Our non-profit organisation represents individuals and organizations committed to the enhancement of the Occupational Health and Safety discipline. Saiosh is the choice for OHS professionals and practitioners in Southern Africa, dedicated to the advancement of the OHS profession, through research, promotion, education, upliftment, training, guidance and strong relationships with other OHS stakeholders. In addition Saiosh also acts as a lobby group for Occupational Health and Safety legislation and standards and for this purpose interacts and liaises with the Department of Labour and other Government Bodies on behalf of its Members.
What are the Saiosh Membership Benefits?
SAQA Professional Registration
Saiosh is the registration board for the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health South Africa (IOSH SA) who is recognised by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as a professional body to register Occupational Health and Safety Professionals in South Africa. Saiosh register members on four different SAQA registered designation levels depending on qualifications and experience. There is no cost for the professional registration, it is part of the annual Saiosh membership fee.
OHS CPD Workshops
Saiosh holds regular CPD Workshops for its members. These workshops are held in areas where our members are mostly situated e.g. Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg and Durban. Quality speakers are secured to facilitate these workshops and the topics are carefully selected to ensure that members are kept up to date with the latest developments in the field of Occupational Health and Safety. Members attend for free and bookings are done via easy online registration. CPD points are instantly uploaded to members' online profiles when marked off in attendance at the workshops.
Saiosh provide its members free access to the latest legal updates of more than 250 Acts! Members have access to the update notices and the actual included text into the law title. This mode shows the old text before the change and the new edited text as the new law. Members also have an option to subscribe to the legal update newsletter, the latest updates are then e-mailed to the member on a weekly basis.
Saiosh provide its members free access to a Construction Health and Safety e-learning programme. Saiosh cover the cost associated with the e-learning programme to enable the members to do the e-learning courses for free. There are 20 modules and members can claim 1 CPD point for each e-learning course successfully completed.
Online Membership Programme
Saiosh makes use of a world class online membership programme that enable members to apply online, upload certificates, update profiles, upload CPD credits, register for events, download invoices, conduct online surveys, download information, connect with other members, online networking and much more!
Health and Safety Conferences
Saiosh is the official host of the International Health and Safety Conference that takes place annually alongside the A-OSH Africa Expo at the Gallagher Convention Centre. In addition Saiosh also host at least two provincial Health and Safety Conferences per year. Members attend these conferences at a hugely discounted rate.
Updates and Newsletters
Saiosh produce regular newsletter to keep members updated with the latest developments in the field of Occupational Health and Safety. The Saiosh Council members collectively have more than 200 years of experience in OHS and produce these newsletters at a rate of at least two per month or as and when new OHS developments derive.
Saiosh offers members a career portal via the Saiosh website with many options including finding job openings, finding potential candidates, search for openings and subscribing to new posting notifications. Members seeking Health and Safety mentorship will benefit from the career portal as there is a dedicated database for corporates to access their details.
Person of the year Award
The purpose of the Saiosh Person of the Year award is to give recognition to a member for outstanding work done in the field of Occupational Safety and Health. Nominations are submitted online by fellow members. In addition to a floating trophy and a certificate Saiosh makes a financial award of R5 000.00 to the person of the year.
Student of the Year Award
The purpose of the Saiosh Student of the Year award is to assist young learners in their studies towards a formal Occupational Safety and Health qualification. The award is restricted to students who have completed the work required for the second year’s studies and assignments. The award assist the student into the final year. In addition to a floating trophy and a certificate Saiosh makes a financial award of R5 000.00 to the person of the year's third year's study fees.
"Saiosh - Keeping You Informed"