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ACCESS TOWERS AND LADDERS

Access Towers and Ladders Chamber

The Access Towers and Ladders Chamber of the IWH Professional Body represents the practitioners involved with erecting and working on Access Towers (Aluminium Scaffolding) and Ladders in South Africa.

The IWH Professional Body recognises the following high risk skills programmes within the TOWERS/ALUMINIUM SCAFFOLD industry, and are therefore licensing the competent and experienced persons accordingly:

1. Aluminum Scaffolding Erector & Dismantler

The person responsible for the erecting and dismantling of aluminium scaffolding must be able to describe the components of prefabricated aluminium alloy scaffolding. He/she will be able to assemble and dismantle prefabricated aluminium alloy scaffolding in a safe and efficient way at a work site. He/she will also be able to move the prefabricated aluminium alloy scaffolding when necessary and understand that safety must be an overriding concern for his/her own and others safety for the duration of the erection, dismantling and moving phases

CRITERIA FOR OBTAINING RECOGNITION

To be recognised with the IWH Prof Body as an Aluminium Scaffolding Erector & Dismantler the licensee must comply with the following minimum requirements:

Academic Component

Must have completed the following NQF registered unit standard:

  • Unit Standard 243275: Erect and dismantle prefabricated aluminium alloy scaffolding (Lev 1; 4 credits)

(If the person has not completed this Unit Standard but have proof of experience, the person can also complete the IWH PB’s RPL assessment, and if found competent, the person will be licensed accordingly).

(Training and assessment must be conducted by a SETA ETQA/QCTO accredited and IWH Professional Body recognised training provider)

 

Other criteria

  • Must be in possession of a current, valid medical certificate.
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Must renew his/her license every three years to proof that he/she is still able to perform the work competently and safely

Criteria for re-licensing

  • Must still be medically fit for the work to be done safely
  • Proof of practical workplace experience
  • Attendance of CPD workshop
  • Re-assessment

2. Aluminum Scaffolding Erector & Dismantler Supervisor

The person responsible for the supervision of erecting and dismantling of aluminium scaffolding, has to be able to integrate knowledge and understanding of prefabricated aluminium scaffolding and related applications with skills for monitoring, organising, inspecting and controlling a range of activities associated with the erection, moving and dismantling of prefabricated aluminium alloy scaffolding.

This person’s competencies extend beyond just the completion of tasks and contribute towards the development of effective supervisory skills to ensure all work is carried out in accordance with legislation and regulations pertaining to prefabricated aluminium alloy scaffolding and working at height.

CRITERIA FOR OBTAINING THE RECOGNITION

To be recognised with the IWH Prof Body as an Aluminium Scaffolding Erector & Dismantler Supervisor the licensee must comply with the following minimum requirements:

Academic Component

Must have completed the following NQF registered unit standards:

  • Unit Standard 243275: Erect and dismantle prefabricated aluminium alloy scaffolding (Lev 1; 4 credits)
  • Unit Standard 243274: Monitor and control the use of prefabricated aluminium alloy scaffolding (Lev 4; 8 credits)

(If the person has not completed these Unit Standards but have proof of experience, the person can also complete the IWH PB’s RPL assessment, and if found competent, the person will be licensed accordingly).

(Training and assessment must be conducted by a SETA ETQA/QCTO accredited and IWH Professional Body recognised training provider)

Other criteria

  • Must be in possession of a current, valid medical certificate.
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Must renew his/her license every three years to proof that he/she is still able to perform the work competently and safely

Criteria for re-licensing

  • Must still be medically fit for the work to be done safely
  • Proof of practical workplace experience
  • Attendance of CPD workshop
  • Re-assessment