BE RESEARCH, INFORMATION AND ADVISORY
The objective is to provide informed and researched advice to Government on BE priority matters via:
- Maths & Science support initiatives in the BE industry at basic education level.
- BE technical professionals employed at municipal, provincial depts., as well as at SOEs.
- A framework to attract and retain BEPs in the public sector.
- Labour intensive construction and job creation opportunities in public sector infrastructure and construction projects.
- The viability of a Government Infrastructure Agency.
- Establishing a BE Knowledge and Information Hub.
Section 3 (e) of the CBE Act of 2000 mandates the CBE to protect the interests of the public and promote appropriate standards of health, safety and environmental protection within the built environment.
To this end, the CBE has committed engagements with academic institutions, councils for the built environment professions and other relevant stakeholders to ensure that academic programmes in the built environment include relevant and substantial health and safety curricula components. The CBE and councils for the built environment professions have also committed to the development and implementation of an action plan to realise the goals and objectives of the Construction Health and Safety Accord.
THE CONSTRUCTION HEALTH AND SAFETY ACCORD
The Construction Health and Safety Accord is an agreement between Government, Organised Labour and Organised Business to improve the status of health and safety in the construction sector in South Africa. This agreement acknowledges that the South African construction sector contributes immensely to alleviation of unemployment and economic growth, therefore all necessary interventions are undertaken to facilitate employment creation and positive economic growth.
This collaborative approach with stakeholders will ensure that the health and safety of employees, users and the public are taken into consideration when developing strategies, whilst maintain balance in ensuring construction sector growth.
Zero harm through collaborative action in the construction sector.
To ensure that provisions as stipulated in Section 24 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa are realised in the construction sector through the implementation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 and the Construction Regulations of the said Act.
- The tripartite approach
- Social cohesion
- Prioritising health and safety
- Honesty, transparency, empathy and integrity
THE CONSTRUCTION HEALTH AND SAFETY ACCORD STRIVES TO ACHIEVE THE FOLLOWING OBJECTIVES:
- To promote good relations between social partners, Government, Organised Labour and Organised Business for the benefit of health and safety in Construction.
- To commit all construction industry stakeholders to prioritise matters of health and safety.
- To promote health and safety of all persons involved with and affected by construction work.
- To eliminate fatalities, injuries and diseases in the construction sector.
- To identify and implement best practices.