- “falsework” means a temporary structure of combined “support work” and “formwork” which is installed to support a permanent structure and its associated service loads until such time as the permanent structure is self-supporting. Falsework, being a temporary structure, is not usually erected for a period exceeding 2 years.
- “support work” means, a temporary structure installed to support formwork and or a permanent structure until such time as the structure is self-supporting.
- “formwork” is a temporary or permanent mould of sufficient design strength used to form and maintain the shape of the wet concrete until the concrete is set and includes forming the shape of horizontal, inclined and vertical concrete elements.
- “shoring” means a temporary structure that supports the sides/side cladding of an excavation or embankment and which is intended to prevent the cave-in or the collapse of the sides.
- “scaffold” means a temporary structure, erected to provide access to and from elevated working platforms, for use by site personnel and also used to support materials and items such as small plant, tools or equipment.
At this point in time, there are no registered SAQA “professional designations” with regards to Falsework. Training providers may however apply for recognition of their ‘Non-NQF programmes’ (not linked to SAQA registered unit standards) with the IWH Prof Body. For more information on how to apply for approval of your Non-NQF Learning programmes on Falsework, please go to the drop down button on our website.
All persons working with a falsework system or falsework components must receive the relevant training. The training must be presented by a reputable training provider and the training material should at least include a comprehensive risk/safety procedure, product identification and the safe erection, use and dismantling of falsework.
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