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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION: 
TechSaiosh - Technical Member 
DESIGNATION ID DESIGNATION TITLE
477  TechSaiosh - Technical Member 
PROFESSIONAL BODY DESIGNATION STATUS
SAIOSH - South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health  Reregistered 
SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
EXCO 14162/18  2018-02-07  2023-02-07 


DESCRIPTION:
Technical Member (TechSaiosh) is the first level of professional designations and provides an opportunity for persons with short courses and practical experience to practice in the field of Occupational Health and Safety. The employment title for this level is Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner (OHSPrac).
  • The candidate will be able to implement and monitor an OHS programme without the need for expert Health and Safety strategy, forecasting, budgeting or complex occupational health and safety plans
  • Although this person is expected to produce reports, basic accident trending without advanced statistical interpretation, he/she is expected to provide guidance on prevention of accidents and incidents.
  • The incumbent will be able to demonstrate the inter-relationship between occupational safety, hygiene, health, fire, occupational medicine and general organizational management practice.
  • To improve health and safety in the workplace, by applying health and safety theory and legislation in various contexts, without expert integration
  • The TechSaiosh will be able to do general health and safety audits,
  • Implementing general health and safety systems and programs, identifying hazards and suggesting controls in or to mitigate those hazards
  • He/she would be able to do basic quantitative and qualitative risk assessments of those hazards identified.
  • Providing advice within his scope of knowledge and not working outside of those boundaries as specified in the Code of Conduct. 
  • AWARDING CRITERIA
    For the Professional Designation to be awarded, professionals must comply with the following minimum requirements: 
    Underlying Registered Qualification or Part Qualification:
    Grade 12 + NQF Level 3 certificate ID 50062 or 77063.

    Recognition of prior learning (RPL) includes the following:
  • H&S Reps (U/S 259622)
  • Supervisor SHE Training (U/S 259639, 259601)
  • Basic RA (U/S 120330)
  • Inspections (U/S 120333)
  • Incident Investigation (U/S 120335)
  • Fire Fighting (U/S 13961)
  • First Aid (U/S 120496)
  • OHS Act Training (U/S 120344)
  • Planned Task Observations (U/S 120337 
  • Experiential Learning or Experience
    2 years practical workplace experience required.

    Recognition of prior learning (RPL) - additional 3 years experience. 
    Competency Assessment
    Academic / experience verification and portfolio of evidence assessment. 
    Designation RPL Statement
    This Designation may be awarded through Recognition of Prior Learning. 
    RETAINING CRITERIA
    In order to ensure the currency of professional knowledge and to retain the Professional Designation, the professional must comply with the following minimum requirements: 
    Code of Conduct
    Members must adhere to the Professional Body Codes of Conduct and Ethics. 
    Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
    Members are required to complete CPD and must accumulate an amount of CPD points per annum as stipulated in the CPD policy by completing a range of OHS activities such as:
  • Attendance at Health and Safety workshops, seminars and information sessions.
  • Attending Health and Safety meetings.
  • Conduct Health and Safety training.
  • Giving presentations to inside and outside groups.
  • Running workshops within their organisations.
  • Writing general articles for in-house and general publications.
  • Further studies, preferably NQF level courses.
  • Professional Health and Safety Practice. 
  • Fees
    Ensure that the annual membership fee is paid. 


    PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION PROGRESSION PATHWAY
    (The Designation being reported on here is shown in italics.)

    Sequence Designation ID Designation Title
    1475AIOSH - Associated Member
    2477TechSaiosh - Technical Member
    3478GradSaiosh - Graduate Member
    4476CMSaiosh - Chartered Member


    PROFESSIONAL BODY WEB ADDRESS:
    For more information on this Professional Designation, please visit www.saiosh.co.za