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DESIGNATION - FALL PROTECTION CHAMBER

DESIGNATION - FALL PROTECTION CHAMBER

DESIGNATIONS

“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.

CRITERIA FOR OBTAINING THE PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION

For the Professional Designation of Fall Protection Planner to be awarded, professionals must comply with the following minimum requirements:

Academic Component

Complete the following NQF registered unit standards:

  • Unit Standard 229998: Explain and perform fall arrest techniques when working at height (Level 1)
  • Unit Standard 229994: Assess a work-site for work at height and prepare a fall protection plan (Level 4)

Practical/Workplace Experience

  • Must have completed a fall protection plan for a worksite where work at height is performed under the supervision of a registered Fall Protection Planner or registered constituent Fall Protection Planner assessor.

Board Examination/Competency Assessment

  • Must successfully complete the IWH Prof Body’s Fall Protection Planner Professional Competency Assessment (This can also be used as an RPL assessment instrument against the designation)
  • Must be in possession of a valid, current medical certificate

CRITERIA FOR RETAINING THE PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION

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:

Proof of 6 CPD points :

Compulsory CPD Points (3 CPD points):

  • IWH PB registered board re-assessment

Fall Protection Planners only

  • Submit minimum 1 new (latest) site specific Fall Protection Plans to any of the IWH PB recognised training providers who are accredited to train FPP to be assessed according to the IWH PB board assessment criteria

Choose from any of the below (min 2 CPD points): (pre-approved by IWH PB)

  • Membership with another national or international association/body
  • Subscription to industry related trade magazine
  • Attendance of approved Work at Height conference
  • Committee member of a relevant association/body nationally or internally
  • Registered with the IWH PB as a constituent assessor/moderator
  • Author of book/published article relating to work at height
  • IWH PB registered CPD workshops relevant to designation
  • Re-fresher training programme on area of specialisation
  • Attendance of OHS CPD workshops or training programmes (pre-approved by IWH PB)

BASIC FALL ARREST TECHNICIAN

The following Fall Arrest Registered Practitioner profiles are also recognized with the IWH PB:

For the Basic Fall Arrest Technician to be recognized by the IWH PB, he/she must comply with the following minimum requirements:

Academic Component

Complete the following NQF registered unit standards:

  • Unit Standard 229998: Explain and perform fall arrest techniques when working at height (Level 1)

Practical/Workplace Experience

Must complete IWH PB approved practical basic Fall Arrest Technician (real workplace simulation) assessment.

Board Examination/Competency Assessment

  • Must successfully complete the IWH Prof Body’s basic Fall Arrest Technician Professional Competency Assessment (This assessment can also be used as an RPL assessment against the designation).
  • Must be in possession of a valid, current medical certificate

CRITERIA FOR RETAINING THE PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION

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:

Proof of 6 CPD points :

Compulsory CPD Points (3 CPD points):

  • IWH PB registered board re-assessment

Fall Protection Planners only

  • Submit minimum 1 new (latest) Fall Protection Plan to any of the IWH PB recognised training providers who are accredited to train FPP to be assessed according to the IWH PB board assessment criteria

Choose from any of the below (min 3 CPD points): (pre-approved by IWH PB)

  • Membership with another national or international association/body
  • Subscription to industry related trade magazine
  • Attendance of approved Work at Height conference
  • Committee member of a relevant association/body nationally or internally
  • Registered with the IWH PB as a constituent assessor/moderator
  • Author of book/published article relating to work at height
  • IWH PB registered CPD workshops relevant to designation
  • Re-fresher training programme on area of specialisation

FALL ARREST TECHNICIAN

For the Fall Arrest Rescue Technician to be recognized by the IWH PB, he/she must comply with the following minimum requirements:

Academic Component

Complete the following NQF registered unit standards:

  • Unit Standard 229998: Explain and perform fall arrest techniques when working at height (Level 1)

Practical/Workplace Experience

  • Must complete IWH PB approved practical Fall Arrest Rescue Technician (real workplace simulation) assessment.

Board Examination/Competency Assessment

  • Must successfully complete the IWH Prof Body’s Fall Arrest Rescue Technician Professional Competency Assessment (This assessment can also be used as an RPL assessment against the designation).
  • Must be in possession of a valid, current medical certificate

CRITERIA FOR RETAINING THE PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION

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 30 CPD points in a 3 year period by completing a range of recognized activities such as:

Proof of 6 CPD points :

Compulsory CPD Points (3 CPD points):

  • IWH PB registered board re-assessment

Fall Protection Planners only

  • Submit minimum 1 new (latest) Fall Protection Plan to any of the IWH PB recognised training providers who are accredited to train FPP to be assessed according to the IWH PB board assessment criteria

Choose from any of the below (min 3 CPD points): (pre-approved by IWH PB)

  • Membership with another national or international association/body
  • Subscription to industry related trade magazine
  • Attendance of Work at Height conference
  • Committee member of a relevant association/body nationally or internally Registered with the IWH PB as a constituent assessor/moderator
  • Author of book/published article relating to work at height
  • IWH PB registered CPD workshops relevant to designation
  • Re-fresher training programme on area of specialisation

FALL ARREST RESCUE TECHNICIAN

For the Fall Arrest Rescue Technician to be recognised by the IWH PB, he/she must comply with the following minimum requirements:

Academic Component

Complete the following NQF registered unit standards:

  • Unit Standard 229994: Assess a worksite for work at height and prepare a fall protection plan (Level 4)
  • Unit Standard 229995: Install, use and perform basic rescues from fall arrest systems and implement the fall protection plan (Level 2)
  • Unit Standard 229999: Perform a range of advanced fall arrest rescues (Level 4)

Practical/Workplace Experience

Must complete IWH PB approved practical Fall Arrest Rescue Technician (real workplace simulation) assessment.

Proof of 200 hours logged workplace experience as a Fall Arrest Technician

Board Examination/Competency Assessment

  • Must successfully complete the IWH Prof Body’s Fall Arrest Rescue Technician Professional Competency Assessment (This assessment can also be used as an RPL assessment against the designation).
  • First Aid Level 1 Certificate
  • Must be in possession of a valid, current medical certificate

CRITERIA FOR RETAINING THE PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION

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 30 CPD points in a 3 year period by completing a range of recognized activities such as:

Proof of 6 CPD points :

Compulsory CPD Points (3 CPD points):

  • IWH PB registered board re-assessment

Fall Protection Planners only

  • Submit minimum 1 new (latest) Fall Protection Plan to any of the IWH PB recognised training providers who are accredited to train FPP to be assessed according to the IWH PB board assessment criteria

Choose from any of the below (min 3 CPD points): (pre-approved by IWH PB)

  • Membership with another national or international association/body
  • Subscription to industry related trade magazine
  • Attendance of Work at Height conference
  • Committee member of a relevant association/body nationally or internally Registered with the IWH PB as a constituent assessor/moderator
  • Author of book/published article relating to work at height
  • IWH PB registered CPD workshops relevant to designation
  • Re-fresher training programme on area of specialisation