Reduce your risk and ensure you are compliant with the South African Construction Regulation.

Waco Engineering Services (WES) offers a professional temporary works design and assurance service to owners, engineers and contractors. Through partnering with our sister companies within the Waco Group, WES can limit your risk exposure related to the equipment, design and erection of temporary works.

Why use WES

Waco Engineering Services (WES) is a Temporary Works consulting business which offers a full “risk ringfenced” service to customers by covering the design, equipment supply (via Form-Scaff or Doka) and on-site approval of temporary works. Customers receive the services of appropriately qualified, professionally registered and well experienced engineers to design, inspect and approve the temporary works for an entire project, or any part thereof.

Waco Engineering Services (Pty) Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Waco Africa, a leading industrial services company offering a diverse range of services. WES is a Level 2 BBBEE contributor and has its own Professional Indemnity cover, over and above the Waco Group’s comprehensive cover



Let us help reduce your risk by making use of our competent, very experienced and professionally registered team of engineers.


Get us involved from the start to advise and design options which ensure you achieve the most cost-effective temporary works solution.


Through partnering with our sister companies within the Waco Group, WES can offer the full range of services required for temporary works, such as the supply of equipment (via Form-Scaff), design (via WES), erection (via SGB-Cape) and inspection (via WES).


Our team of engineers have collectively over 150 years of temporary works and construction experience, making for safe, efficient and practical solutions.


We can provide services at each point in the structural engineering phases, tailor-made to your specific requirements.

Where Waco Engineering Services (WES) fits into your Temporary Works Process

According to the regulations, a contractor must appoint a temporary works designer to design, inspect and approve the erected temporary works on site before use. The process below shows where WES fits into your construction plan.

( WES - Regulation 6(2)and 12(1))

Temporary works designs are done in accordance with relevant standards and legislation.

(Contractor - Regulation 12(2) and 12(3))

The contractor ensures that all temporary works operations are carried out under the supervision of a competent person and with close reference to the structural design drawings.

Inspect & Approve
(WES - Regulation 12(1))

All temporary works structures are inspected by a competent person before the placement of concrete. Casting of concrete may not happen until authorisation has been given.

We are Waco International

Waco Engineering Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of Waco Africa, a leading industrial services business in South Africa. Waco Africa is part of Waco International with operations in South Africa, other countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Australasia (Australia and New Zealand).

The Group provides services in the areas of formwork, shoring and scaffolding, insulation, painting and blasting, hydraulic and suspended access platforms, relocatable modular buildings, portable sanitation products and integrated hygiene services.

Waco International operates on 2 continents in over 18 countries.




Convert your ideas into concrete solutions with the temporary works specialists, Waco Engineering Services.