Saiosh receive formal recognition from SAQA

The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) has confirmed that the South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Saiosh) is the recognised professional body for Occupational Health and Safety in South Africa. Saiosh was approved by SAQA as a Professional Body for the purpose of the NQF Act, Act 67 of 2008

The recognition certificate was handed to Saiosh at the 8th SAQA Forum Meeting held on 31 March 2016 at the Bytes Conference Centre in Gauteng,

In terms of Section 13(1)(i)(ii) of the NQF Act the following professional designations were registered for Saiosh:

  • Technical Member – TechSaiosh
  • Graduate Member – GradSaiosh
  • Chartered Member – CMSaiosh

www.saiosh.co.za

Tip of the Month- 4. Health & Safety Rule

Keep your workplace clean and tidy

Housekeeping it VERY important!

Good housekeeping is important; keeping workplaces clear and tidy can prevent many of the more common hazards such as slip, trips fall accidents, fires etc. Check floors regularly for trip hazards and clear up spillages immediately.

Good Housekeeping

Health and Safety Nominations (Please don’t try this at home)

Sometimes one cannot help but laugh!

What were these people thinking?

Although this may bring a smile to your face, please please please do NOT try any of the following as you could get seriously hurt or incur death.

There is no warning for motorists to be able to see that this person is working at height. One blink and a car will drive into this ladder. This ladder could also fall on its own at any minute as it is not secure.
There is no warning for motorists to be able to see that this person is working at height. One blink and a car will drive into this ladder. This ladder could also fall on its own at any minute as it is not secure.

 

It is only a matter of time before these twigs break!
It is only a matter of time before these twigs break!

 

Ironic. "Think Safety First!- apparently this does not apply to me!"
Ironic. “Think Safety First!- apparently this does not apply to me!”

 

Smoking in general is a hazard but smoking near flammable gas is asking for a problem!
Smoking in general is a hazard but smoking near flammable gas is asking for a problem!

 

This is trust but one slip of the hand and the one hanging is carrots!
This is trust but one slip of the hand and the one hanging is carrots!

 

Water + Electricity= Not a good idea.
Water + Electricity= Not a good idea.

 

Besides the fact that they may have sore heads, lets hope these people still have all their fingers when this lid falls after driving over a bump!
Besides the fact that they may have sore heads, lets hope these people still have all their fingers when this lid falls after driving over a bump!

 

Sure a bucket may seem easy enough but a proper face shield would be better!
Sure a bucket may seem easy enough but a proper face shield would be better!

 

A longer ladder is all they needed..
A longer ladder is all they needed..

 

Ever heard of a Jack and Creeper? Last we knew, chairs were for people & not cars!
Ever heard of a Jack and Creeper? Last we knew, chairs were for people & not cars!

 

Smiles before he becomes toast and falls to the ground. No protection from electrocution or falling at all.
Smiles before he becomes toast and falls to the ground. No protection from electrocution or falling at all.

 

Never ever EVER use a person in place of a proper working table. This will not end well..
Never ever EVER use a person in place of a proper working table. This will not end well..

 

When the fridge falls over, so will this passenger! At least the driver is wearing a helmet!
When the fridge falls over, so will this passenger! At least the driver is wearing a helmet!

 

This guy probably appreciates the lending hand but this ladder is not secure and it is just a matter of time before this person falls!
This guy probably appreciates the lending hand but this ladder is not secure and it is just a matter of time before this person falls!

 

There are other ways to cut the top of your hedge, risking your life with this heavy machinery in the air is not one of them.
There are other ways to cut the top of your hedge, risking your life with this heavy machinery in the air is not one of them.