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SAQCC Fire forging ahead to register fire occupation in national framework

In spite of many obstacles to overcome in finalising the registration of a fire occupation in the national framework, the SAQCC Fire is persevering! One of these obstacles was the appointment by the QCTO(Quality Council for Trades and Occupations) of another facilitator for the same occupation according to the service level agreement(SLA) which was signed with the SAQCC Fire. Only during 2020 did it become apparent that the occupation for a fire alarm technician will be developed under the SLA… Read More »SAQCC Fire forging ahead to register fire occupation in national framework

ROAD SHOWS 2021 to be held on a virtual platform

The SAQCC Fire management had to make a very difficult call on the 2021 road shows due to the reality that the risks of COVID will still be with us for most of 2021. And what will a road show be if we can only accommodate 50% in a venue with social distancing and masks without close interaction and enjoying food and drinks! Thus management has decided to move our 2021 road shows onto a virtual platform. This will be… Read More »ROAD SHOWS 2021 to be held on a virtual platform

SAQCC Fire approved reduced 2021 registrations fees

The SAQCC Board of Directors has approved reduced fees for the 2021/2022 re-registration of competent persons. This was done on the basis of the savings on the 2020 road show which could not take place and the empathy the board has expressed for the financial constraints that technicians and employers have had to and still are operating under. The budget for 2021/2022 will be finalized before the end of the year and the SAQCC administration will send out the invoices… Read More »SAQCC Fire approved reduced 2021 registrations fees

Update on SAQCC operations during Covid-19

The SAQCC Fire was hugely challenged since lock down to guide technicians through these strenuous times while it simultaneously had to balance the safety of its staff and still render an effective service to the competent persons. Our first challenge was to approach the Department of Employment and Labour during level 5 and 4 regarding the interpretation of essential services and the fire industry. Fortunately we could come to an agreement early on that fire companies did render an essential… Read More »Update on SAQCC operations during Covid-19