Safety Professional Registration In South Africa

What is a Safety Professional?

The role of a safety professional is no easy feat. The entire well-being of a company and its employees is in your hands.

You’re tasked with determining the best way to prevent accidents, create a safe workplace, and get others to care about safety just as much as you do.

Safety Professional Registration In South Africa

The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) has confirmed that the South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Saiosh) is the recognized professional body for Occupational Health and Safety in South Africa. SAQA approved Saiosh as a Professional Body for the NQF Act, Act 67 of 2008. 

 Non Professional Designations

  • Member
  • Associate Member 

Professional Designations 

  • Technical Member – TechSaiosh
  • Graduate Member – GradSaiosh
  • Chartered Member – CMSaiosh 

                   Minimum underlying Qualifications and Experience

 Non-Professional Designations: 

  Health and Safety Qualification/s  Health and Safety Experience 
Member  None None
Associate OHS Certificate at NQF 5 or equivalent (RPL)      Less than 2 years

Professional Designations (SAQA Registered): 

  Health and Safety Qualification/s  Health and Safety Experience
Technical  OHS Certificate at NQF 5 or equivalent (RPL)     2 years
Graduate Diploma at NQF 6 (360 credits) 5 years (postgraduate)
Chartered* Degree at NQF 7 or higher 5 years (post graduate)

Note: Only Graduate Members who are in good standing with completed CPD can apply for Chartered Membership

Terms and Conditions

When applying for membership you agree to the following: 

  1. You agree that you will only submit true and accurate information in your application
  2. You agree to abide by the Saiosh Code of Conduct of Ethics and Disciplinary Regulations
  3. You agree to abide by the Saiosh CPD Policy
  4. You agree to abide by the Saiosh Trademark Policy and only use the trademarks as permitted
  5. You agree to and have read and understand the Saiosh Privacy Policy
  6. You agree that Saiosh will keep your data on a national database and submit it to SAQA
  7. You agree that you are responsible for managing your online membership profile visibility settings 
  8. You agree that Saiosh may from time to time send you information on events and services
  9. You agree that Saiosh will communicate with you via e-mail
  10. You agree to update your contact details on your online membership profile.

2024 Fees 
(excluding VAT) 

 Once off Application and Registration Fee – All Categories R425
 Associate / Member Annual Fee R565
 Technical Member Annual Fee R805
 Graduate Member Annual Fee R1045
 Chartered Member Annual Fee R1350

How much is a safety certificate in South Africa?

Your Health and Safety Compliance Certificate could cost from as little as R3 950 upwards. Call us for a quote for your specific requirements.

Which certificate is best for safety Professionals?

Associate Safety Professional (ASP)

Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM)

Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)

Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM)

Certified Safety Manager (CSM)

Certified Safety Manager Construction (CSMC)