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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

  • 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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    Rustenburg Roadshows

    We are heading to Rustenburg on 21 July. If you are keen to attend the D&GS Roadshow, please book early as the event could be cancelled if there are not sufficient bookings.

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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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    Progress made with registration of 1475 qualification

    A follow up scoping meeting was held by the QCTO and SAQCC Fire earlier this year and Mr Christopher Vorwerk, the QCTO qualification development facilitator, made presentation on the progress, some background issues and the way forward.

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    Disciplinary report

    Read the latest report.

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    Important reminders

    Please see the latest important reminders here.

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