Health & Safety Competition

The Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) National Safety Competition (NSC) is the Flagship for Health And Safety in the Building Industry and culminates in a National Awards Ceremony in September each year.


Entry to the NSC is only by way of participation in the MBA's prestigious Regional Safety Competition with awards presented at our MBA Annual Dinners in the second half of each year. The Regional Competition is conducted using the same criteria as the MBSA Star Grading System.


Winners of the Competition, which has numerous categories for different sizes and type of projects, receive wide acclaim for their achievements but also enjoy the benefits of improved Health & Safety compliance on their building sites.


Our recently introduced Subcontractors category also opens the door for the recognition of the huge role that our subcontractors play in achieving compliance on site.


1. Main Contractor Competition:


Contractors are invited to enter building sites which comply with the rules and regulations of the competition in the following categories:


Category C:   Less than R15 Million

Category D:   R15 – R40 Million

Category E:   R40 – R100 Million

Category F:   R100 – R250 Million

Category G:   R250 – R450 Million

Category H:   R450 – R750 Million

Category I  :   R750 Million plus

Category A:   Plant and Storage Yard

Category B1: Allied Trades

Category B2: Manufacturers


Sites winning the Regional competition with over 90% are automatically entered into the National Safety Competition and judged accordingly. Winners in all regions will receive a trophy and certificate at our Annual Dinners.


For more information on the rules and entry forms please follow the links below.

Entry Form:

Regional Competition Rules....


2.  Subcontractors Competition:


Our Subcontractor Competition entries are open from 3rd April until 29th April. 2023 This competition has been widely supported in the industry encouraging Subcontractors to improve their efforts in Health and Safety and also be recognized for their role in Construction and Safety as a whole. Awards for this division of the cometition are also presented at our Annual Dinners each year.


There are 10 categories for Subcontractors as listed below:


Electrical Contractors

Plumbing Contractors

Roofing and Allied Trades Contractors

Painting Contractors

Glazing and Aluminium

Flooring Contractors

Ceilings and Partitions

Carpentry and Joinery

Reinforced Steel Structures

Civils Contractors

Entry form.... 

Subcontractor Regional Competition Rules....