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

Criteria for re-licensing

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:

(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

Criteria for re-licensing

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:

(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

Criteria for re-licensing

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:

(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

Criteria for re-licensing

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:

(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

Criteria for re-licensing