|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.
|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.
|Academic / experience verification and portfolio of evidence assessment.
|Designation RPL Statement
|This Designation may be awarded through Recognition of Prior Learning.
|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.
|Ensure that the annual membership fee is paid.