The new Saiosh online membership website is now live! For new applications please apply online at www.saiosh.co.za or click HERE to go straight to the new online membership page.


The South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Saiosh) was established on the historic day when South Africa celebrated the 20th anniversary of the release of ex State President Mr Nelson Mandela from prison on 11 February 1990 by a group of enthusiastic Occupational Health and Safety Professionals from South Africa. Saiosh is the registration authority for the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health South Africa (IOSH SA) who is recognised by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as a professional body to register Occupational Health and Safety Professionals in South Africa.

Saiosh is a body not for gain which is committed to the prevention and reduction of work place incidents and accidents in South Africa. Saiosh is doing this by promoting Occupational Health and Safety Management and Practices amongst its members and stake holders at large.

Saiosh is committed to the upgrading of the professional skills of its members by keeping them updated and informed on the latest developments in the field of Occupational Health and Safety. Seminars and workshops on a wide range of Health and Safety topics are held on a regular basis for its members. Saiosh acts as a lobby group for Occupational Health and Safety legislation and standards and for this purpose interacts and liaises with the Department of Labour and other Government Bodies on behalf of its members.

Occupational Health and Safety Practitioners help to promote health and safety practices in the work place and are trained to recognise hazards related to health and safety, they understand how to assess the risks that might arise from these hazards and they know how to control these risks. Practitioners can demonstrate competence to employers, clients, customers or peers by registering as a member with Saiosh who will maintain a national register of all registered members.

Saiosh is governed by the following policies and procedures: Constitution, Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedure. These documents can be viewed or downloaded by clicking on the respective links.