DWASA is a national and international, non-profit, representative body of the damp-proofing and waterproofing industry in Southern Africa intent on maintaining and upgrading standards within the damp-proofing and waterproofing industries for the benefit of its Clients and members.
Membership is voluntary, with prospective members having to prove their professional approach to their trade over several years before acceptance.
DWASA’s primary role is to promote the interests and views of its members through its engagement with government and legislative bodies as well as like-minded bodies within the construction industry.
Whilst DWASA was only registered in November 2015, its precursor – the Damp-proofing and Waterproofing Association of South Africa – was in existence for several decades.
DWASA is regulated by section 107 of the Labour Relations Act, Act 66 of 1995.
DWASA offers a range of services including:
- Training & Education: The Association undertakes to provide its members with access to training and exposure to new products and techniques as they become available. Access to courses on First Aid, Safety, Fire Prevention and Working At Heights is provided to Members and efforts are being made to provide training modules for damp-proofing and waterproofing acceptable to SAQA. It is one of the Association’s aims to provide a proper career path within the damp-proofing and waterproofing industry, thereby improving the overall standard of service provided to customers.
- Reports & Inspections: Any property owner, potential property owner or property manager worried about damp-related issues within a property can contact the Association and request that a thorough inspection of the property be conducted followed by a detailed report listing any problems and their recommended treatment. Such a service will be supplied at a cost and quotations for the service will be supplied on request. The Association is working closely with financial institutions to undertake inspections for all properties where a bond applications has been received. This will remove all doubts regarding the knowledge of damp in a property and give peace of mind to both purchaser and funder.
- Dispute Resolution & Litigation
Membership of the Association will be open to individuals and companies that can demonstrate a proven track record of competence within the industry over a period of years and who abide by the terms and conditions of membership. Assistance will be given to start-up companies to enable them to reach the appropriate levels of competence.
Individuals and companies wishing to become members of the Association should complete the attached Application for Membership and submit it to the Board of Directors with all relevant documentation to email@example.com.
Get in touch with DWASA by visiting our website www.dwasa.co.za