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Falsework Chamber

Falsework Chamber

The IWH Professional Body’s Falsework Chamber represents all persons involved with working at height whilst using any available falsework systems or falsework components.

Falsework may incorporate access and working platforms which are used to erect and dismantle the components that make up a falsework system. Alternatively, independent scaffolding may be erected within or adjacent to the erected temporary falsework structure.

The IWH Professional Body recognises the following high-risk skills programmes within the Falsework industry, and therefore license the competent and experienced persons accordingly:

1. Assistant Shutter Hand

The IWH PB recognised Assistant Shutter Hand is able to assist the Shutter Hand in performing all the duties of the General Worker, preparing the equipment for the falsework and formwork team and a wide range of other activities in assisting the falsework and formwork team in completing their tasks safely and competently.

CRITERIA FOR OBTAINING RECOGNITION

To be recognised with the IWH Prof Body as a Assistant Hand the licensee must comply with the following minimum requirements:

Academic Component

Must have completed an IWH PB approved Non-NQF Programme. Outcomes of this programme have been developed by the Falsework industry and are available for use by all approved IWH PB recognised training providers.

 (If the person has not completed this IWH PB approved programme 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. Shutter Hand

A registered ‘Shutter Hand’ is able to establish safe access and working platforms within / alongside the erected temporary structure under supervision of the Falsework Foreman.

CRITERIA FOR OBTAINING RECOGNITION

Academic Component

To be recognised with the IWH Prof Body as a Scaffold Fixer the person must be found competent against the following unit standard:

  • Unit Standard 229998: Explain and perform fall arrest techniques when working at height (Lev1; 2 cred), as well as
  • Unit Standard 263247: Assist to erect, use and dismantle access scaffolding(Lev 3; 4 cred)
  • Must have completed an IWH PB approved Non-NQF Programme. Outcomes of this programme have been developed by the Falsework industry and are available for use by all approved IWH PB recognised training providers.

(If the person has not completed this IWH PB approved programme 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

  • The Shutter Hand must have been registered previously as an Assistant Shutter Hand
  • Must complete at least 6 months workplace experience after his theoretical training as per the above.
  • 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

3. Falsework Erector

A registered Falsework Erector is responsible for the erection and dismantling of Falsework. They have to be able to deploy the required resources for the specific task.

CRITERIA FOR OBTAINING THE RECOGNITION

For the professional recognition of the Falsework Erector, professionals must comply with the following minimum requirements:

Academic Component

Must have completed the following NQF registered unit standards:

  • Unit Standard 229998: Explain and perform fall arrest techniques when working at height (Lev 1; 2 cred)
  • Unit Standard 263245: Erect, use and dismantle access scaffolding (Lev 3; 5 credits)
  • Must have completed an IWH PB approved Non-NQF Programme. Outcomes of this programme have been developed by the Falsework industry and are available for use by all approved IWH PB recognised training providers.

(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

  • The Falsework Erector designation can only be achieved by persons who have previously achieved a Shutterhand designation.
  • Must complete at least six months of workplace experience after the theory training as per the academic component.
  • 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

4. Class 1 Falsework Inspector

For the professional designation of ‘Class 1 Falsework Inspector’, the person must be able to implement hazard identification and risk assessment, and inspect, sign-off and handover class 1 falsework

CRITERIA FOR OBTAINING THE RECOGNITION

For the professional recognition of the Class 1 Falsework Inspector, professionals must comply with the following minimum requirements:

Academic Component

Must have completed the following NQF registered unit standards:

  • Unit Standard 229998: Explain and perform fall arrest techniques when working at height (Lev 1; 2 cred)
  • Must have completed an IWH PB approved Non-NQF Programme. Outcomes of this programme have been developed by the Falsework industry and are available for use by all approved IWH PB recognised training providers.

(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

  • The Class 1 Falsework Inspector designation can only be achieved by persons who have previously achieved a Falsework Erector designation.
  • Must complete at least six months of workplace experience after the theory training as per the academic component.
  • 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

5. Falsework Foreman/Temporary Works Foreman

The designated ‘Falsework Foreman’ is able to ensure that safe erection and stripping / dismantling sequences are maintained under his/her professional supervision.

CRITERIA FOR OBTAINING RECOGNITION

Academic Component

To be recognised with the IWH Prof Body as a Falsework Foreman the person must be found competent against the following unit standard:

  • Unit Standard 229998: Explain and perform fall arrest techniques when working at height (Lev1; 2 cred),
  • Unit Standard 263245: Erect, use and dismantle access scaffolding (Lev 3; 5 credits), as well as
  • Must have completed an IWH PB approved Non-NQF Programmes. Outcomes of these programmes have been developed by the Falsework industry and are available for use by all approved IWH PB recognised training providers.

(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

  • The Falsework Foreman must have been registered previously as a Falsework Erector
  • Must complete at least 6 months workplace experience after his theoretical training as per the above.
  • 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