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DESIGNATION - MOBILE ELEVATING WORKS PLATFORMS CHAMBERS

DESIGNATION - MOBILE ELEVATING WORKS PLATFORMS CHAMBERS

DESIGNATION

“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 3 years, after which the practitioner has to apply for re-registration.

The following designations for the MEWP industry have been registered with SAQA:

CRITERIA FOR OBTAINING THE PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION

For the Professional Designation of MEWP Practitioner to be awarded, professionals must comply with the following minimum requirements:

Academic Component

Complete the following NQF registered unit standards:

  • Unit Standard 243272: Operate a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) (Level 2)
  • Unit Standards 229998: Explain and perform fall arrest techniques when working at height (Level 2)

OR

  • IWH Prof Body NNQF 201303: Basic Fall Prevention Programme for MEWP Practitioners

Practical/Workplace Experience

Must have completed minimum of 100 logged hours of relevant MEWP Operating workplace experience.

Board Examination/Competency Assessment

  • Must successfully complete the MEWP Practitioner Professional Competency Assessment (This assessment can also be used as an RPL assessment against the designation).
  • Must own a current, valid 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 5 CPD points

Compulsory CPD Points (3 CPD points):

  • IWH PB registered board re-assessment

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)

MEWP SAFETY AND TRANSPORT CONTROLLER

A registered MEWP Safety and Transport Controller is a professional responsible for the safe transport and operations of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) under his supervision. This equipment will typically be machines such as a Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP) which can include machines such as Telescopic and Articulating Boom Lifts, Slab and Rough Terrain Scissor Lifts, Stock-pickers, Aerial Work Platforms, Trailer or Truck-mounted Boom Lifts, Mini Access Lifts and Run-abouts.

The MEWP Safety and Transport Controller have to be able to plan, organize and control the transportation of MEWPs and ensure adherence to safety during the operation of MEWPs. This includes:

  • Identifying and determining correct means of transport for mobile elevated working platforms.
  • Conducting pre-trip planning.
  • Loading and off-loading mobile equipment onto vehicle.
  • Conducting tie-down and release procedures.
  • Making use of safe operating procedures and practices of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms.
  • Correcting and safe placing of people, tools and equipment on to Mobile Elevating Work Platforms.
  • Overseeing shut down procedures.
  • Building and maintaining operator`s capacity.

DESIGNATION - MOBILE ELEVATING WORKS PLATFORMS CHAMBERS

CRITERIA FOR OBTAINING THE PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION

For the Professional Designation of MEWP Safety and Transport Controller to be awarded, professionals must comply with the following minimum requirements:

Academic Component

Complete the following NQF registered unit standards:

  • Unit Standard 243272: Operate a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) (Level 2)
  • Unit Standard 243276: Manage the transportation of mobile elevated work platforms (MEWP) (Level 4)
  • Unit Standard 243273: Monitor and control the safety and operations of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (Level 4)

And proof of completing

  • First Aid Level 1

Practical/Workplace Experience

  • Must have completed minimum 250 hours of relevant MEWP operating and controlling of MEWPs workplace experience.

Board Examination/Competency Assessment

  • Must successfully complete the IWH BP approved MEWP Safety and Transport Controller Professional Competency Assessment. (This assessment can all so be used as an RPL assessment against the designation).
  • Must be in possession of a current, valid 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 5 CPD points

Compulsory CPD Points (3 CPD points):

  • IWH PB registered board re-assessment

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)

SPECIALIZED ACCESS EQUIPMENT DEMONSTRATOR

A registered Specialized Access Equipment Demonstrator is a professional responsible for demonstrating the safe and effective use of a piece of Specialized Access Equipment to a future user/operator where such user will be using such equipment or machines to work at height on an occasional or regular basis. This equipment will typically be machines such as a Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP) which can include machines such as Telescopic and Articulating Boom Lifts, Slab and Rough Terrain Scissor Lifts, Stock-pickers, Aerial Work Platforms, Trailer or Truck-mounted Boom Lifts, Truck-Mounted Aerial Platforms, Mini Access Lifts and Runabouts.

CRITERIA FOR OBTAINING THE PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION

For the Professional Designation of Specialized Access Equipment Demonstrator to be awarded, professionals must comply with the following minimum requirements:

Academic Component

Complete the following NQF registered unit standards:

  • Unit Standard 243272: Operate a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) (Level 2)
  • Unit Standard 229998: Explain and perform fall arrest techniques when working at height (Level 1)
  • Unit Standard 117877: Perform one-to-one training on the job (Level 3)

Practical/Workplace Experience

Must have completed minimum 250 hours of relevant MEWP Operating workplace experience.

Board Examination/Competency Assessment

  • Must successfully complete the IWH PB approved Specialized Access Equipment Demonstrator Professional Competency Assessment. (This assessment can all so be used as an RPL assessment against the designation).
  • Must be in possession of a current, valid 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 5 CPD points

Compulsory CPD Points (3 CPD points):

  • IWH PB registered board re-assessment

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)

NON DESIGNATIONS

The following practitioners for the MEWP industry will also get special recognition by the IWH Professional Body. The recognition will be in the format of an Operators CARD, stating that this person is recognized by the IWH Prof Body as an Operator. The following Operators will be recognized:

  • MEWP Operator
  • T-MEWP Operator

The MEWP Operator, although not recognized as a professional against a designation, is a person who:

  • Completed the US 243272: Operate a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP)
  • Has a current and valid medical certificate

The T-MEWP Operator, although not recognized as a professional against a designation, is a person who:

  • Completed the US 110151: Operate a Working Platform, or US 242272: Operate a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP)
  • Has a current and valid medical certificate