Your National Council has been pretty busy over the past few months and there are a lot of exciting new attractions looming on the horizon!
The latest is the new Safety Management Body of Knowledge, which we have abbreviated to SaMBOK, but check out the Publications Body of Knowledge tab in the top navigation bar. Here you can find a whole spectrum of useful information from text book references to lessons learnt, training standards and videos. Meantime, you can access it from here .
We'd like to have any other contributions from you that you feel could be relevant to other members. Wherever possible, please make use of the standard template for your submissions to email@example.com. All contributions will be subject to a review and editing process and your use of the standard format will help speed this up considerably.
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To provide a credible competence support base to our members in order to enhance a safer working environment.
Change to ROSProf Registration Procedure!
Dear IOSM member,
Kindly note that IOSM has made a change to its Registration Procedure relating to ROSProf applicants.
Due to members' regular suggestions, ROSProf applicants will no longer be required to write a one hour assessment paper, instead candidates will be individually assessed for competence to practice by means of a one-hour presentation prepared by the candidate. The topic of the presentation will be given to the candidate in advance to facilitate preparation thereof. The IOSM assessing panel will hear the presentation on a given date and time and a discussion /feedback session will follow.
Please note: ROSCord is the entry level for registration and candidates who qualify for ROSProf first has to qualify at ROSCord and ROSPrac levels before being allowed to be assessed as ROSProf.
Click here to download the latest IOSM Registration Procedure document
NEW - Driven Machinery Guidelines!
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Read the African Petrochemicals Weekly here for more about the repeat success of the Secunda Petrochemical Road show and more!
Partnering with Hypenica for Safety!
Following our successful Partnering with Hypenica at the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo at Gallagher Estate last year, IOSM will be involved with three of their events in 2017. The the KZN Construction Expo on 22-23 February 2017 at the Durban Exhibition Centre, was agreat success and this will be followed by the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo on 23-24 May 2017, again at Gallagher Estate and, for good measure, the Cape Construction Trade Expo on 15 -16 August at the CTICC - details of this later in the year.
Members will be receiving their invitations for free passes in advance of these Expos, which promise to be a good platform for members to obtain the views of others in the Health and Safety arena as well as for networking with their peers.
Don't miss these exciting events as they come to a convention centre near you!
Strategic Goals and Objectives Framework:
- Industry safety standard setting.
- Knowledge / information sharing networks / forums / access to subject
- Access to career guidance / career opportunities.
- Industry / media representation.
- Stakeholder maintenance / stakeholder relations management.
- Member sustainability
- Member ethics
- Organisational positioning
- Organisational direction (policies, strategies, plans, structures, etc.)
- Corporate governance
- Organisational performance management
- Organisation culture
- Organisational communication
- Organisational image
- Resource management:
- Human resource management
- Financial management
- ICT management
- Information / knowledge management
Currently branches are established in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Polokwane, Pietermaritzburg, East London & Bloemfontein.
Origin of IOSM
The Institute of Safety Management had its origins in the South African Institute of Industrial Safety Officers which was established in 1952.
Its members cover a wide field of SHE disciplines which includes Occupational Injury and Accident Prevention, Loss Control, Fire Defence, Elements of Security, Ergonomics, Risk Management, Occupational Hygiene, as well as a comprehensive range of management skills.
The Institute is dedicated to the upgrading of the professional skills of its members and, as such, promotes various training courses throughout Southern Africa. Seminars on a wide range of loss control activities are run and briefs on specific topics are made available. All members receive a copy of ‘National Safety & Occupational Hygiene’, which not only gives current news regarding the Institute, but also carries articles of general interest in the fields of SHE management.
Minimum standards of competence have been established and a Professional Register of Practitioners is available in order that the technical skills and competence of persons practising in the field may be recorded, assessed and/or verified.
As well as being involved in training, the Institute is also concerned with analysing the ongoing training needs and identifying areas for improvement in safety education and upgrading technical competence. It maintains reciprocal membership arrangements with sister organisations in Europe, UK and the USA.