PROFESSIONAL BODY

PROFESSIONAL BODY

A Professional Body is a body of expert practitioners in an occupation or profession resulting in learning in and for the workplace.’

The Institute for Work at Height received official recognition as a Professional Body from SAQA In November 2012

THE SAQA CRITERIA FOR RECOGNIZING A PROFESSIONAL BODY IS:

BENEFITS OF THE PROFESSIONAL BODY

WHO DOES THIS AFFECT?

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AN IWH PB RECOGNISED TRAINING PROVIDER?

SAQA REGISTERED DESIGNATIONS

The IWH PB initially registered the following designations with SAQA:

Designation ID

Designation Title

426

MEWP Practitioner

427

MEWP Safety and Transport Controller

428

Specialised Access Equipment Demonstrator

429

Rope Access Technician (Lev 1)

430

Rope Access Practitioner (Lev 2)

431

Rope Access Supervisor (Lev 3)

432

Fall Protection Planner

564

Fall Arrest Rescue Coordinator

565

Temporary Suspended Platform Erection Supervisor

Although these designations are still currently valid, it was advised that the designations should be combined within the following two designations; which would include the area of specialisation of the registered professional:

897

Certified Work at Height Practitioner:

898

Certified Work at Height Professional

This covers inter alia, activities related to Suspended Access Equipment, Scaffolding, Ladders, Access Towers, Falsework, Rope Access, MEWPs and Fall Protection, which is the overarching component that binds all work at height related activities.

All designations are valid for 3 years, (except for MEWP’s which is valid for 2 years), subject to meeting the requirements of the IWH’s professional body’s CPD policy and provided that such practitioner’s designation has not been revoked.

SETA ETQA’S and QCTO

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