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“Professional designation” means a title or status conferred by a professional body in recognition of a person’s expertise and/or right to practice in an occupational field. Registration against a designation is valid for a period of 3 years, after which the practitioner has to apply for re-registration.

The following designation for the Suspended Access Equipment (SAE) industry has been registered with SAQA:


For the Professional Designation of Temporary Suspended Platform Erection Supervisor to be awarded, professionals must comply with the following minimum requirements:

Academic Component

Complete the following NQF registered unit standards:

Unit Standard 243271: Supervise, inspect and control the use of Temporary Suspended Platforms (Level 4)

Practical/Workplace Experience

Successfully erecting, testing, relocating and dismantling the following suspension rigs 5 times each:Stalks and weights

Parapet clamp

TrestlesHolding down brackets

Tank clamps

(The above evidence needs to be witnessed and signed off by a recognized Temporary Suspended Platform Erection Supervisor or a registered Lifting Machinery Inspector (LMI))

Board Examination/Competency Assessment

Must successfully complete the Temporary Suspended Platform Erection Supervisor Professional Competency Assessment.

Must be in possession of a current, valid medical certificate.


In order to ensure the currency of professional knowledge and to retain the Professional Designation, the professional must comply with the following minimum requirements:

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

  • Members are required to provide proof to the IWH Prof Body of their CPD activities.
  • Members are required to accumulate 25 CPD points in a 3 year period by completing a range of recognized activities such as:

Compulsory (20 CPD points)

  • Current valid Medical Certificate = 5 CPD points
  • 1 CPD points per every 5 TSP installations up ta max of 10 CPD points over a period of 24 months (50 TSP installations over a period of 3 years)
  • IWH PB approved Temporary Suspended Erection Supervisor Re-Assessment = 5 CPD points

Choose from any of the below (min 5 CPD points)

Membership with a recognized association / body for Work at Height = 2 CPD Points

Subscription to industry related trade magazine = 2 CPD Points (max)

Attendance of Work at Height conferences = 2 CPD 

PointsCommittee member of an association / body nationally or internationally = 2 CPD Points

Registered with the IWH Professional Body as a constituent assessor / moderator = 5 CDP Points

Author of book / published article relating to work at height = 2 CPD Points

Evidence of CPD for a specific occupation = 2 CPD Points (e.g. electrician, welder etc)

Workshop on work ethics = 2 CPD points

Recognised Workshop / Seminar on work at height or TSP = 2 CPD Points

Refresher Temporary Suspended Erection Supervisor Training programme = 5 CPD points