The SAFEX Newsletter was initiated for all members and other interested parties:
Members can now notify SAFEX of incidents online by completing theform after accessing the restricted pages (Intranet) with their access codes.
If your Company is a SAFEX Member and you don't have your individual access codes, please request them using the Member Nomination Form. Please do NOT use anyone else's access codes
SAFEX International has organised triennial Congresses since its first Congress in 1960. These Congresses are held at a venue which is readily accessible to most members. Congress is the forum where SAFEX members and associates get together to exchange experiences that will make our industry across the world healthier, safer and friendlier to the environment.
Sharing information on member incidents is a specific focus of the Congress. SAFEX also uses the opportunity to offer specialised training and the Workgroups use it for their technical sessions. In keeping with the SAFEX way, the emphasis at Congress is to learn from each other in order to improve the health, safety and environmental (HS&E) practices in the workplace.
Besides the normal delegates programme, there is also a Social Programme that involves delegates’ partners.
The Plenary Sessions of a Congress normally occupies two days which allows us to use the remaining days of the Congress week for other activities. In this way we can maximise the benefit for members whose delegates travel long distances to attend. Therefore, a typical Congress week comprises Preliminary activities, Plenary Sessions and a Social Programme.
We exchange experiences at Congress through the activities we arrange, some of which take place before the Congress starts. Congress activities typically comprise:
The Social Programme at Congress is designed to promote networking among delegates (and partners) and includes:
SAFEX Congresses are funded from members’ annual subscriptions. There is, therefore, no Congress fee. However, delegates are expected to pay their own travel and accommodation costs when they attend Congresses.
Our rules allow every member company to send 2 delegates of their choice to Congress. Group members are allowed 10 delegates from the Group. Participants in the Training Session, presenters of Papers and standing members of Workgroups are not included in this quota. We encourage chief executives and the SAFEX Contacts of member companies to attend. Other company delegates at previous Congresses have come from functions such as production, maintenance, design and HS&E. However, it is up to every company to decide who its delegates should be.
The next SAFEX congress is the XX Congress and will take place in Salzburg, Austria from 5-10 September 2021 (Covid-19 permitted).
For information about SAFEX Congresses prior to 2000, please contact the SAFEX Secretariat. Subsequent Congresses can be accessed by clicking the relevant Congress number below for SAFEX connected members only. Log in to your account first before clicking on one of these links otherwise you'll be redirected on home page.