Saiosh strengthened and improved its service offering during the Covid-19 pandemic. Membership grew considerably to 17 226 as of December 31.

We are pleased to announce that there is no increase in the 2021 Saiosh membership fees. And here are 10 more reasons to renew your membership:

1. Professional Registration
Saiosh has three professional health and safety designations that are registered with South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) in terms of the NQF Act. Saiosh is recognised by SAQA as the health and safety professional body authorised to professionally register members on one of the three registered designations.

2. Free Health and Safety CPD Workshops / Webinars
Saiosh annually hosts continuing professional development (CPD) OHS workshops / webinars and members may attend for free. Renowned speakers are secured to facilitate the workshops / webinars and the topics are carefully selected to ensure that members are kept up to date with the latest developments in the field of occupational health and safety.

3. Annual Health and Safety Conference / A-Osh Expo
Saiosh annually hosts an international health and safety conference at the Gallagher Convention Centre alongside the A-Osh Expo. The conference and exhibition are the largest of their kind in Africa. Saiosh also hosts the free to attend three-day seminar theatre at the A-Osh Expo.

4. Free SHEQ MANAGEMENT Magazine and Handbook
SHEQ MANAGEMENT Magazine is the official journal of Saiosh and is South Africa’s leading SHEQ Magazine. Members get a free subscription to the hard copy of the magazine and the annual Handbook.

5. Free CPD E-learning Programme
Saiosh has a 20-module construction health and safety e-learning programme. Members have free access to the programme and earn CPD points for completing the modules.

6. Free OHS Legal Updates
Members have free access to the updates of all OHS-related Acts. Members receive the update notice and the actual text into the law title. It shows the old text before the change and the new edited text as the new law.

7. Free OHS Legal Advice
Members have free access to the Saiosh OHS Legal Advice Forum. This is a platform for members to post OHS legal queries to receive a professional opinion from a seasoned OHS advocate. In addition, Saiosh has the following forums: Technical Forum, Working at Height Safely Forum and the Covid-19 Workplace Preparedness Forum.

8. Bursaries for OHS Studies
Saiosh has identified the scarcity of skills in the OSH field and has noted the challenges that some prospective candidates have in accessing funds to pay for their skills development. Saiosh annually makes available bursaries to qualifying members.

9. Health and Safety Awards
Saiosh annually makes several awards, including a person and student of the year award with financial rewards.

10. Lobby on Behalf of Members
Saiosh acts as a lobby group for OSH legislation and standards and for this purpose interacts and liaises with the Department of Employment and Labour and other government bodies on behalf of its members.

How to renew your membership
Membership invoices were e-mailed to all current members on January 27. Your invoice is also available on your membership profile from the “Manage Profile” page. You can also send an e-mail to to request your invoice.
Renewing your membership is the right choice. You
will be part of South Africa’s largest and only SAQA-recognised voluntary regulatory OSH professional body, which will constantly keep you informed and updated on the
latest developments in the field of occupational health and safety.

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