A-OSH Expo 2018 proved to be particularly successful for Saiosh.

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 11 000 members, Saiosh is the leading source of information and networking opportunities within the occupational health and safety profession in South Africa.

Thousands of visitors went to the impressive Saiosh exhibition stand at A-OSH Expo 2018, to find out more about the services offered by South Africa’s leading health and safety professional body. These include:

Professional Registration

Saiosh has thee professional health and safety designations that are registered with SAQA in terms of the NQF Act.

Health and Safety Workshops

Saiosh hosts ten provincial continuing professional development (CPD) occupational health and safety (OHS) workshops annually. 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 links to the recordings are sent to all members.

Health and Safety Conference

This was the eighth year that Saiosh hosted an International Health and Safety Conference at the Gallagher Convention Centre alongside the A-OSH Expo.

SHEQ MANAGEMENT

SHEQ MANAGEMENT magazine is the official journal of Saiosh and is South Africa’s leading safety, health, environment and quality magazine. Members receive a free subscription to the magazine.

E-learning

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.

Legal Updates

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

Legal Advice

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

Jason Norval received the Saiosh Person of the Year award (left). Tinashe Kamupira was honoured as 2018 Student of the Year.

Bursaries

Saiosh is aware of the scarcity of skills in the occupational health and safety field. It has also noted that some prospective candidates experience challenges in accessing funds to pay for their skills development. Every year, Saiosh provides a number of bursaries to qualifying members.

Awards

Saiosh provides several annual awards including the Person of the Year and Student of the Year, which include financial rewards. This year, the awards were presented at the prestigious dinner and awards function held on May 22 at Gallagher Estate, Midrand. The 2018 Student of the Year was Tinashe Kamupira and the Person of the Year award went to Jason Norval.

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