Everyone in the health and safety industry has been up in arms for a year now after the announcement of the new Construction Regulations.
Controversy has reached its peak as the deadline for registering with the SACPCMP in August is fast-approaching.
But I've got some good news!
Sources at sheqafrica.com have confirmed that not all Health and Safety professionals need to register as everyone first thought.
Let's take a closer look at what this means for you...
Who doesn't have to register with the SACPCMP
Construction Health and Safety consultants and health and safety file providers don't have to register with the SACPCMP.
If you aren't directly involved in the construction industry, don't manage construction sites, and don't represent any clients on construction sites, you don't have to register with the SACPCMP.
But how do the Construction Regulations apply to those who compile SHE files? Risk Assessors or Accident Investigators?
If you compile the SHE file in your company or as a third party
So if Construction Health and Safety Consultants are not required to register, how would this effect those who compile SHE files? Would the SHE files still be legal if compiled by an unregistered person?
In terms of compiling safety files, you would still be able to do it as long as you make sure the files are in accordance with the Construction Regulation requirements.
There is no requirement on who must compile the files, besides for that person being competent to do so.
The simple copy, paste, print secret to compiling your SHE file in less than one hour
You're in charge of health and safety, on top of all your daily duties. And now your boss tells you he expects to see a comprehensive SHE File on his desk by morning.
You know this task can take you anywhere up to 10 hours or more. It's quite possibly hundreds of forms and pages that you need to quickly compile and file.
Where do you start?
And how on earth are you going to compile a SHE file by tomorrow morning?
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In reference to Risk Assessors and Accident Investigators
You might be asking if non-registration applies to those involved with the critical details of health and safety management.
Risk Assessors and Incident Investigators don't need to be registered with the SACPCMP either. As long as the duties are fulfilled by a competent person in accordance with the Construction Regulations 2014, formal registration is not a legal requirement.
Who does have to register with the SACPCMP
The only health and safety professionals who must register with the SACPCMP are CHS Agents, CHS Managers, and CHS Officers.
Their duties are defined on the SACPCMP website. If you aren't sure how to register as a CHS Agent click here.
With less than a week to go, make sure you're complying with the Construction Regulation implementation in August. Get your complete Construction Regulations 2014 guide