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10 Reasons why Health and Safety Professionals are renewing their 2020 Saiosh Membership

Monday, 03 February 2020  
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Saiosh is recognised by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as the Professional Body to register Occupational Health and Safety Practitioners in South Africa in terms of the NQF Act, Act 67 of 2008.

With more than 14500 members Saiosh is the leading source of information and networking opportunities within the Occupational Health and Safety profession in South Africa.

Ten reasons to renew your membership

1. Professional Registration

Saiosh has thee professional Health and Safety Designations that are registered with SAQA in terms of the NQF Act. Saiosh is recognised by SAQA as the Health and Safety Professional Body to professionally register members on one of the three registered designations.

2. Free Provincial Health and Safety CPD Workshops

Saiosh annually host ten provincial CPD OHS Workshops. Members attend for free. Two rounds of workshops are held in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Bloemfontein. The workshops are webinar recorded and a link to the recordings are sent to all members.

3. Annual Health and Safety Conference / A-OSH EXPO

Saiosh annually host an International Health and Safety Conference at the Gallagher Convention Centre alongside the A-OSH Expo. The conference and exhibition are the largest of its kind in Africa. Saiosh also host the free to attend three (3) day Seminar Theatre at the A-OSH EXPO.

4. Free SHEQ MANAGEMENT Magazine and Handbook

The SHEQ Management Magazine is the official journal of Saiosh, it is South Africa's leading SHEQ Magazine. Members get free subscription to the magazine and the annual handbook.

5. Free CPD E-learning Programme

Saiosh has a 20 module Construction Health and Safety e-learning programme. Members have free access to the programme and earn CPD points for completing the modules.

6. Free OHS Legal Updates

Members have free access to the updates of all OHS related Acts. Members receive the update notice and the actual included text into the law title. It shows the old text before the change and the new edited text as the new law.


7. Free OHS Legal Advice


Members have free access to the Saiosh OHS Legal Advice Forum. This is a platform for members to post OHS legal queries to receive a professional opinion from a seasoned OHS Advocate

8. Bursaries for OHS Studies

Saiosh has identified the scarcity of skills in the Occupational Health and Safety field and have noted the challenges that some prospective candidates have in accessing the funds to pay for their skills development. Saiosh annually make available bursaries to qualifying members.

9. Health and Safety Awards

Saiosh annually make several awards including a Person and Student of the year award with financial rewards.

10. Lobby on behalf of Members

Saiosh act as a lobby group for Occupational Health and Safety legislation and standards and for this purpose interacts and liaises with the Department of Employment and Labour and other Government Bodies on behalf of its members.

To view all Saiosh Membership benefits, click HERE

How to renew your membership

Membership invoices were e-mailed to all current members on 30 January 2020. Your invoice is also available on your membership profile from the "Manage Profile" page. You can also send an e-mail to to request your invoice.

The 2020 membership fees are due by 29 February 2020. Once you have made payment and sent the proof of payment to your 2020 digitally verified certificate (Privyseal) will be available for download, an email will be sent to you with the Privyseal download information.



"Renewing your membership is the right choice. You will be part of South Africa's largest and only SAQA Reccognised Voluntary Regulatory OHS Professional Body that will constantly keep you informed and updated on the latest developments in the field of Occupational Health and Safety".



Sanjay Munnoo
Saiosh President




















"Saiosh - Keeping You Informed"

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