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The South African Qualification & Certification Committee (SAQCC) Fire is an industry-elected body, established to ensure that servicing and maintenance of fire protection equipment is conducted according to the specifications laid out in SANS 1475 and, more importantly, that technicians have the correct training, qualifications and experience.

Following a directive given to the SAQCC-Fire by the Department of Labour, an additional SAQCC-fire detection and gas suppression committee was set upto establish and implement procedures for the qualification and certification of authorised persons in order to ensure safety, quality of work and high standards of excellence within the industry.

SAQCC-Fire works closely with Certification Bodies approved by the DOL and DOL to ensure standards are met and technicians and servicing companies adhere to the law.

Recent News

  • Roadshows return to Cape Town

    The Roadshow kick off in Cape Town on Saturday 13 April 2019.

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    New training category/registration

    SAQCC Fire 1475 approved a proposal at the February meeting to establish a new registration category for persons offering the 1475 training course. This person can apply to be registered as a trainer, without having to register as a 1475 competent person as well.

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    News flash

    Latest information regarding Gas Suppression Assessments

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    Important notice

    ACTION TRAINING & NOSA – Please note that neither of these entities are recognised by SAQCC Fire to present the SAQCC Fire-1475 course until further notice.

    Development of Occupational Profile: members invited to comment

    The Occupational Qualification: Fire Fighting Equipment Technician (Special Class Electrician, Fire Detection System Designer) Curriculum Code: 2015-672107-001 is currently being developed by external consultant Leoni Mackenzie. Members are invited to comment/provide feedback on the draft document, which may be downloaded by clicking here.

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    New committees elected at AGM

    Our AGM took place in our new permanent offices in Helvetia House on 7 June 2018, during which committees were elected to serve the Executive, 1475 and Fire Detection and Gas Suppression.

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    SACAS given the approval by the DOL

    SACAS is now approved by the Department of Labour in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

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