SOUTH AFRICAN FEDERATION OF HOSPITAL ENGINEERING

PROMOTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF HEALTHCARE BUILDING DESIGN AND ENGINEERING IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
 
The South African Federation of Hospital Engineering – known as SAFHE – is a national multi-disciplinary voluntary association for the promotion and development of healthcare building design and engineering in Southern Africa. Established in 1977, SAFHE welcomes architects, engineers, health planners, managers, nurses, doctors, quantity surveyors and project managers from both public and private sectors into a community of practice.

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SAFHE Objectives

Approach

All aspects of hospital design, engineering, and technology, including construction, commissioning, and maintenance of buildings, plant, equipment, machinery and apparatus.

Collaboration

The principle of integrated hospital design by improved collaboration amongst all professions.

Efficiency

The more efficient management of planning, operation, maintenance and safety of hospital infrastructure.

Education

The advancement of education of personnel.

Encouragement

The encouragement throughout the world of the unrestricted acquisition, exchanges, and spread of information, and research.

Assistance

The encouragement, investigation and publicising of innovations which may be of benefit to members, and assist in the furtherance of the objectives of SAFHE.

Communication

The arranging of conferences, seminars and discussions to provide a medium of communication for interested persons on a professional and industrial basis.

Evaluation

The evaluation of professional standards and etiquette, and establishment of good relationships between members and other bodies interested in or having objectives similar to those of SAFHE.

International Federation of Hospital Engineering

SAFHE is an “A” member of the International Federation of Hospital Engineering and has participated extensively in Council meetings, including serving on its Executive Committee. SAFHE hosted the 19th IFHE congresses in Cape Town, in May 2006. As a consequence of its numerous and varied activities, SAFHE is able to provide assistance to appropriate individuals to further their experience and training in the specialised field of healthcare engineering and building design.

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