Professional Body Approval – SAAMA

The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) Board approved the recognition of SAAMA as a professional body for an initial period of five years starting in 2016.  It also approved the registration of the designation “Certified Senior Practitioner in Asset Management” (CSAM) to be awarded by SAAMA.  This is the first designation that will be developed and awarded, to be followed by further designations indicating different levels of proficiency in Asset Management.

For more information click here.

Notice to SAAMA members: CSAM Designation

One of SAAMA’s main objectives is to uplift the professional status of the maintenance and asset management practitioners by raising the professional standards of maintenance and asset management in industry. As a major step towards achieving this objective, the SAQA Board approved the recognition of SAAMA as a professional body. It also approved the registration of the designation “Certified Senior Practitioner in Asset Management” (CSAM) to be awarded by SAAMA. For more information, click here.

Establishment of the Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) Technical committee

SAAMA has endorsed the establishment of the Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) Technical committee.  The aim of this committee is to guide and shape the RBI methodology in Southern Africa.

The main aim of this RBI Technical Committee would be to develop and maintain standards, guidelines and competencies that will support RBI implementation across industry, as well as to evaluate the suitability within the South African context and introduce these practices into the SA environment.

You are invited to participate to lead a structured and improved capability that supports effective maintenance and asset management.

Click here for more details as well as feedback on the first meeting that took place on 10 October 2018.

Survey: Recognising Planners and Reliability Engineers

Aligned with the purpose of SAAMA to promote the interests of asset management and maintenance as a whole, as well as to uplift the asset management and maintenance practitioners in Southern Africa, SAAMA initiated a survey amongst its members to determine the industry need to have professional designations for reliability engineers and maintenance planners. Based on the survey results, SAAMA will formulate a positioning paper on the way forward regarding professional designations for reliability engineers and maintenance planners.

Please click here to participate in the survey, it will only take a few minutes of your time.