Westville Country Club (WCC), Durban, Monday, 29 October 2018
The need for the Seminar
In terms of ‘Structures 6(1)’, the Construction Regulations require a range of health and safety (H&S) interventions by designers. Furthermore, there is a need in South Africa for holistically educated clients, project managers, architects, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects, quantity surveyors, construction managers, and construction H&S consultants. Currently, most tertiary built environment programmes, particularly designer related, do not address construction H&S, and if so, then to a limited or cursory extent.
A further aspect is that of performance. International research indicates that optimum construction H&S provides the catalyst for improving overall performance on construction sites - cost, environmental, productivity, quality, time, and client, designer, and worker satisfaction included.
Furthermore, the International Labour Office (ILO) specifically states that designers should:
The Construction Regulations’ Designer Related Requirements
In terms of Regulation ‘Duties of Designer 6’, the Construction Regulations require that designers, inter alia:
However, in terms of Regulation ‘Duties of Client 5’, the Construction Regulations require that clients, inter alia:
The 17-module course will: provide background knowledge relative to construction H&S and ergonomics; address the role of designers in construction H&S; address client, project manager, quantity surveyor, and materials manufacturer inputs into designing for construction H&S; address the role of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in construction H&S; address constructability; address the relationship between hazard identification and risk assessment (HIRA), and both the ‘designer report, and ’H&S specification; empower in terms of HIRA, the H&S specification, ‘design and construction’ method statements, and ‘H&S’ method statements; address the identities of work in terms of designing for construction H&S, and address designing for construction H&S models.
The course will include pre- and immediate post-assessment of the delegates’ culture in terms of perceptions relative to the course content, and a longitudinal assessment of the impact of the course in terms of delegates’ ‘designing for H&S’ in practice.
Table 1: Session details
08:30 – 10:30
10:45 – 12:45
13:30 – 15:00
15:15 – 16:30
Table 2: Presentation schedule
Occupational health (OH)
Hazardous chemical substances (HCSs)
Role of designers in construction H&S
The role of construction project managers (CPMs)
6 Stages and Identities of Work and designing for construction H&S
Role of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in construction H&S
Client ‘designer’ H&S specifications
Client ‘contractor’ H&S specifications
Design hazard identification and risk assessments (HIRAs)
‘Design and construction’ method statements
Designing for construction H&S models
Construction and H&S method statements
Financial provision for construction H&S
The primary outcome is to enable designers to fulfil their H&S functions in terms of the OH&S Act and the Construction Regulations. However, the Construction Regulations have scheduled a range of requirements relative to clients and designers. These requirements have also indirectly resulted in requirements relative to project managers and quantity surveyors. Furthermore, these requirements have implications for the client provided ‘designer’ H&S specification, which is firstly responded to in the form of the ‘designer report’, a pre-requisite for both being hazard identification and risk assessments (HIRAs). With respect to clients, a baseline risk assessment (BRA) is required. By implication, the client provided ‘designer’ H&S specification should be revised to incorporate the ‘designer report’, and then presented to the potential principal contractors in the form of a client provided ‘contractor’ H&S specification, which must be responded to in the form of an H&S plan.
In terms of specific outcomes, upon completion of the course, delegates should have an increased ability to:
Stakeholders that should attend
The seminar is suited to a multi-stakeholder audience comprising:
The Seminar presenters
Claire Deacon is the Managing Member of OCCUMED cc trading as claire deacon and associates (cd&a). Claire has practiced as an Occupational Health Practitioner (OHNP) since 1982. Claire is registered as a Professional Construction Health and Safety Agent, actively practicing in the field (Pr. CHSA No: CHSA010/2013). Claire currently works as an associate of Coalition Trading 517, trading as CREATE.
Claire obtained her PhD (Construction Management) at NMMU (now Nelson Mandela University) in 2016. Her career commenced with a General Nursing Diploma at Groote Schuur Hospital, where after she qualified in Occupational Health at the University of Stellenbosch. Other post graduate education includes a BTech in Occupational Health at Peninsula Technikon, a BSc Med (Honours) in Biomedical Engineering / Ergonomics at the University of Cape Town, and a Masters in Nursing (MCur) (by research) at the then University of Port Elizabeth (now Nelson Mandela University). Claire was admitted to the prestigious Research Capacity Initiative (RCI) with the South African Netherlands Partnership for Alternative Development (SANPAD), which was completed cum laude.
Claire is currently one of two construction H&S (CHS) council members appointed to the SACPCMP for the 5th term council. Roles within the SACPCMP include the CPD Chair, HR Chair, and Registrations Committee, and CHS. Other roles include examiner and moderator for the CHS Officer and Manager categories, as well as any other roles required in terms of the duties of the Council.
Claire is a member of several voluntary associations, which include the SA Society of Occupational Health Nurses (SASOHN), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Institute of Safety and Health (IOSH) in the UK, and the Ergonomics Society of South Africa (ESSA). She also serves on the council of ESSA.
Claire has worked in construction since 1995, on projects ranging in value from R500 000 to R3billion. She has conducted research, published, and presented a range of construction H&S, ergonomics, and related courses, lectures, programmes, seminars, and workshops.
John Smallwood is Professor of Construction Management, Nelson Mandela University. Both his MSc and PhD (Construction Management) addressed H&S, and he has conducted extensive research in the fields of construction H&S, ergonomics, and occupational health. He has been researching and publishing relative to ‘designing for construction H&S’ since 1995.
Publication outputs include papers in international journals, conference proceedings and reports, chapters in books, and articles, interviews and an H&S column in industry magazines. Completed chapters for books include the H&S chapter for the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Architect’s Handbook of Construction Project Management in the capacity as principal co-author in 2004.
He has developed, organised, and co-presented a range of H&S courses, programmes, seminars, and workshops, and initiated and co-organised numerous construction H&S conferences.
He has 35 years of diverse H&S experience, including as a Contracts Manager, and is registered as a Pr CM, and a Pr CHSA, is a Member of the Association of Construction Project Managers (ACPM), Association of Construction Health and Safety Management (ACHASM), a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), and a member of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa (ESSA), International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH), Institute of Safety and Health (IOSH), Institute of Safety Management (IOSM), and South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Saiosh). He is a Past-Councillor of the Council, South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP). Other leadership contributions include, Coordinator, Africa and Middle East, International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) Work Group 99 (Safety and Health in Construction).
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
The Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) will award 6 CPD hours in Category 1.
The South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP) will award 8 CPD hours in Category A - Core.
The South African Institute of Architectural Technologists (SAIAT) will award 1 CPD Credit in Category 1.0 to SACAP registered professionals.
The South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Saiosh) will award 2 CPD points.
Include refreshments, lunch, and manuals. As ACHASM is a Section 21 company (not for gain) i.e. VAT is not applicable.
Table 3: Schedule of fees.
R 2 100.00
Standard early bird (up to 12 October)
ACHASM / ASAQS / SAIAT / Saiosh / SACPCMP / Student
If your employer is responsible for payment and you need an invoice, please provide us with the employer’s name, contact person, and e-mail address, Purchase Order No., VAT number, correct postal address, and contact numbers (these are crucial).
If the Government is responsible for payment, we will need the Purchase Order No. on the registration form, as well as a copy of the purchase order.
Fees are payable strictly in advance, and in the case of cancellations:
In order to register, please complete the REGISTRATION FORM and return it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date : 29 October 2018
Venue : Westville Country Club (WCC), Durban
Time : Refer to Table 1 above
For further information:
Prof John Smallwood
Mobile No.: +27 83 659 2492
Mobile No.: +27 76 263 0549
Copyright: Prof John Smallwood, 11 February 2018, Revised 31 July, 20 August 2018, 23 September 2018
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