Good day I will really appreciate some guidance in the following issue: We have an issue regarding the CR12(1) appointment on temporary works. The appointed designer do not have an engineering or architecture qualification but have 20 years’ experience in the designing and erecting of formwork decks and other formwork. The safety consultant on the site do not accept the appointment because the appointed designer do not possess a formal qualification as a design engineer or architect. He also do not accept the sign off documentation of the formwork by this designer. His reason being that if you look at the definition of a competent person and designer it states that if there is a formal qualification this must be regarded as the required qualification and competency. My question is, does he interpret the regulation correctly or is the amount of experience of the designer enough to being regarded as competent to sign off the design. Please see below our interpretation of the regulation. The temporary works designer is in all terms and criteria a Competent person ie: "competent person"means a person who— a) has in respect of the work or task to be performed the required knowledge, training and experience (the designer has 20+ years of experience) b) and, where applicable, qualifications, specific to that work or task (No formal qualification regarding formwork) Provided that where appropriate qualifications and training are registered in terms of the provisions of the National Qualification Framework Act, 2000 (Act No.67 of 2000), those qualifications and that training must be regarded as the required qualifications and training; and b) is familiar with the Act and with the applicable regulations made under the Act; Furthermore a Designer doesn’t refer to an Engineer but again to a competent person ie "designer" means— (a) a competent person who— (i) prepares a design; (ii) checks and approves a design; or (iii) arranges for any person at work under his or her control to prepare a design The formwork contractor appoint their CEO in writing in terms of the act ie CR 12 (1)A contractor must appoint a temporary works designer in writing to design, inspect and approve the erected temporary works on site before use. I will really appreciate if someone can give me advise on this issue.