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How to register as a CHS Agent with the SACPCMP

by , 18 June 2014
The change in the Construction Regulations means your Construction Health and Safety Agent (CHS Agent), construction manager, construction safety officer and construction supervisor must register with an organisation approved by the Chief Inspector. Here's how to register for the SACPCMP if you're a CHS Agent...

Dear Reader

I recently presented at the Construction Regulations 2014 seminar and a question that came up very often was how to register with the South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP). Remember, the change in the Construction Regulations means your Construction Health and Safety Agent (CHS Agent), construction manager, construction safety officer and construction supervisor must register with an organisation approved by the Chief Inspector, i.e. this person must register with SACPCMP because it's the only registration body at the moment.

So, over the next few weeks I'm going to tell you exactly what you need to do to register with the SACPCMP.

Today, let's look at how to register if you're a Construction Health and Safety Agent…

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How to register if you're a Construction Health and Safety Agent

If you want to register as a CHS Agent, you must must apply for it using this application form. Click here to download the application form.

You also need to submit the following:

 - Application fee as prescribed by SACPCMP (Currently R1 558);
 - Other fees are also applicable:
         - Interview fee (R2 570);
         - Registration fee (R795);
         - Annual fee (R2 662);
         - Appeal fee (R2 695)(If, applicable); and
         - Recognition of Prior Learning Fee (R15 040).
 - A certified copy of identification document;
 - Your Curriculum Vitae (using the SACPCMP format available on their website);
 - Supporting documentation listed in the application form:
         - Certified copies of all relevant certificates;
         - List of projects involved in; and
         - Project Report (available on their website).

Note: All construction work started after 7th of February 2014 must comply with the Construction Regulations by the 7th of August 2014. And construction work that started before the 7th of February 2014 have until the 6th of August 2015 to comply.

Remember, to qualify to register as a CHS Agent, there are certain criteria you must meet… Look out for next week's Bulletin where I'll share the criteria and the scope of your role as a CHS Agent.

Until next time,

Johann Botes
Expert Contributor: Health and Safety Advisor

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