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SAFHE Objectives


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


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


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


The advancement of education of personnel.


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


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


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


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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