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:
MEWP Safety and Transport Controller
Specialised Access Equipment Demonstrator
Rope Access Technician (Lev 1)
Rope Access Practitioner (Lev 2)
Rope Access Supervisor (Lev 3)
Fall Protection Planner
Fall Arrest Rescue Coordinator
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:
Certified Work at Height Practitioner:
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the requirements of the IWH’s professional body’s CPD policy and provided that such practitioner’s designation has not been revoked.