ACHASM 2019 Construction Health and Safety (H&S) Summit – October
The Association of Construction Health and Safety Management (ACHASM) has announced that its 2019 Construction Health and Safety (H&S) Summit will be held at the Westville Country Club in Durban from 2 – 3 October 2019.
The first ACHASM symposium /was staged in 2011 with the objective of providing a forum for construction industry role players to address construction H&S related matters with specific emphasis on topical issues, the development of knowledge and skills areas, and to debate challenging issues.
The summit will be of relevance to architects, construction managers, construction project managers, Construction H&S Agents / Managers / Officers, contractors, engineers, inspectors, interior designers, landscape architects, quantity surveyors, and all interested construction role players.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIR), also known as Industry 4.0, is a collective term for technologies and value chain organisation, which draw together cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Internet of Services (IoS), together with other emerging technologies such as cloud technology, big data, predictive analysis, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, agile and collaborative robots, and additive manufacturing. Given the emergence of Industry 4.0, and the persistence of H&S problems, the theme for the 2019 Summit will be ‘The role of Industry 4.0 in Construction H&S’.
Day 1 will feature presentations addressing, among other: building information modelling (BIM); construction planning and H&S; H&S training; hazard identification and risk assessment (HIRA); medical surveillance; monitoring construction within the context of H&S; overview of the potential of Industry 4.0 in H&S; SACPCMP update; SMEs / subcontractors and H&S, and support work and formwork.
Day 2 will feature workshops, and discussion sessions.
Master Builders South Africa (MBSA); Continuing Professional Development (CPD); The Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS); the South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP); and the South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Saiosh) will recognise the summit.