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Scaffold Chamber

Scaffold Chamber

The Scaffolding Chamber of the IWH Professional Body represents the practitioners involved in erecting, dismantling and using access Scaffolding. Scaffolding is a temporary structure used to support people and materials. It is usually a modular system of steel tubes, although it can be from other materials.

The IWH PB Scaffolding Chamber is focusing on Steel Scaffolding.

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

1. Scaffold Hand

The Scaffold Hand is able to assist with preparing, selecting and conveying a selection of components for the erection, modification and dismantling of scaffolds.

CRITERIA FOR OBTAINING RECOGNITION

To be recognised with the IWH Prof Body as a Scaffold 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 Scaffold 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.
  • Must have worked as a General Worker in the Scaffold Industry for at least 6 months
  • 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. Scaffold Fixer

A registered ‘Scaffold Fixer’ is the person responsible for assisting in the erection, use and dismantling of access scaffolding. They have to be able to understand the nature and scope of access scaffolding. They will be able to provide assistance to the Scaffold Erector during erection and dismantle of access scaffolding in a safe and efficient way.

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)
  • Unit Standard 263247: Assist to erect, use and dismantle access scaffolding(Lev 3; 4 cred)

(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 Scaffold Fixer must have been registered previously as a Scaffold 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. Scaffold Erector/Scaffolder

A registered Scaffold Erector/Scaffolder is responsible for the erection and dismantling of access scaffolding. They have to be able to deploy the required resources for the specific task. They will be able to erect and dismantle various types of access scaffolds in a safe and efficient way on sites throughout a multitude of sectors. They will also be able to interpret basic drawings and instructions for the erection of access scaffolding.

CRITERIA FOR OBTAINING THE RECOGNITION

For the professional recognition of the Scaffold 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 263247: Assist to erect, use and dismantle access scaffolding(Lev 3; 4 credits)
  • Unit Standard 263245: Erect, use and dismantle access scaffolding (Lev 3; 5 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

  • The Scaffold Erector designation can only be achieved by persons who have previously achieved a Scaffold Fixer 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. Scaffold Inspector

For the professional designation of ‘Scaffold Inspector’, the person must be able to inspects erected access scaffolding structures and sign it off as safe for use. The Scaffold Inspector should be knowledgeable in scaffolding and plays a crucial role in the enhancement of safe working conditions.

CRITERIA FOR OBTAINING THE RECOGNITION

For the professional recognition of the Scaffold 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)
  • Unit Standard 263245: Erect, use and dismantle access scaffolding (Lev 3; 5 cred)
  • Unit Standard 263205: Inspect Access Scaffolding (Lev 4; 6 cred)

(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 Scaffold Inspector designation can only be achieved by persons who have previously achieved a Scaffold 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. Scaffold Supervisor

The Scaffold Supervisor is the person responsible for the supervision of the erection and dismantle of access scaffolding. They have to have a thorough understanding of all different types of scaffolds, applications and compliance. They will also be able to interpret basic drawings and instructions for the erection of “specialised” access scaffolding. They must be able to assess site risks and accessibility. 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 Scaffold Supervisor, 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 cred)
  • Unit Standard 263205: Inspect Access Scaffolding (Lev 4; 6 cred)
  • Unit Standard 263224: Supervise the erection and dismantling of access scaffolding (Lev 4; 12 cred)

(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 Scaffold Supervisor designation can only be achieved by persons who have previously achieved a Scaffold 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