achasm_logo_32eab4a0da132f846cde51cc8a5f14e9The 5th Association of Construction Health & Safety Management (ACHASM) annual conference will be held this year at the Westville Country Club, Durban, on 10 and 11 October 2016 and will take the form of a summit under the theme:

Assuring Health and Safety throughout each stage of a project Vs. Learning by accident.

Summit theme
The summit theme ‘Pre-mortems versus post-mortems: Assuring H&S throughout a project’s stages versus learning by accident’ focuses on issues and processes related to assurance as opposed to investigation. This focus will include the interface between clients, project managers, construction H&S agents, designers, quantity surveyors, contractors including construction H&S managers and officers, insurers, government, and other stakeholders. The theme was identified due to the increased media coverage afforded the construction industry in terms of ‘accidents’, in addition to the incidence of fatalities, notwithstanding the fact that ‘one fatality is one too many’.

Summit objectives
The summit will provide a forum for construction industry stakeholders to address Construction Health and Safety related matters with emphasis on pre-mortems as opposed to post-mortems. The summit will be commercial in nature and aims to stimulate interaction between all the stakeholders active in the industry.

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