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Ground Floor, Helvetia House 80 Greenvale Rd, Wilbart Germiston, 1401
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Scaffolding Chamber

Scaffolding Chamber

The Scaffolding Chamber of the IWH Professional Body represents the practitioners involved in erecting, dismantling and using Scaffolding. Scaffolding is a temporary structure used to support people and material in the construction or repair of buildings and other large structures. It is usually a modular system of metal pipes or tubes, although it can be from other materials. The IWH PB Scaffolding Chamber is focusing on Steel Scaffolding.
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Scaffold General Worker

The Scaffold General Worker is the person responsible for providing assistance with loading / offloading, carrying and stacking of scaffolding material. They must have sound knowledge of carrying / stacking techniques.

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Criteria for obtaining recognition

To be recognised with the IWH PB as a Scaffold General Worker the licence holder must comply with the following minimum requirements:

Must have completed an IWH PB approved Non-NQF Programme. Outcomes of this programme will be set by the Steel Scaffolding Chamber and submitted to IWH PB recognised trainingproviders.

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Scaffold Hand

The Scaffold Hand 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 scaffolder during erection and dismantle of access scaffolding in a safe and efficient way.

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Criteria for obtaining recognition

To be recognised with the IWH Prof Body as a Scaffold Hand the licence holder, the person must be found competent in the following unit standard:

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

The Scaffolder is the person 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 instructionsfor the erection of access scaffolding.

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Criteria for obtaining recognition

To be recognised with the IWH PB as a Scaffolder the licence holder, the person must be found competent in the following unit standards:

  • 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)
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Advanced Scaffolder

The Advanced Scaffolder is the person responsible for the planning, organising and control of erection/repositioning and dismantling of load bearing scaffolding. They have to be able to integrate knowledge and understanding of “specialised” access scaffolds. 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 “specialised” 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 “specialised” access scaffolding.

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Criteria for obtaining recognition

To be recognised with the IWH Prof Body as an Advanced Scaffolder, the licence holder, the person must be found competent in the following unit standards:

  • 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).
  • Unit Standard 116691: Plan, organise and control the erection, alteration/repositioning and dismantling of load bearing scaffolding (Lev 4; 12 credits).
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Scaffold Supervisor

The Scaffold Supervisor is the person responsible for the supervision of the erection and dismantling 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.

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Criteria for obtaining recognition

To be recognised with the IWH PB as a Scaffold Supervisor, the licence holder, must be found competentin the following unit standards:

  • 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)
  • Unit Standard 116691: Plan, organise and control the erection, alteration/repositioning and dismantling of load bearing scaffolding (Lev 4; 12 credits)
  • Unit Standard 263224: Supervise the erection and dismantling of access scaffolding (Lev 4; 12 credits)

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80 Greenvale Rd, Wilbart
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