Below are the dates the Road Shows will be in each city. Keep a look out for further announcements here and be sure to book early.
- Saturday 21st October: Johannesburg
Technicians are urged to attend the exciting and informative road shows scheduled throughout country. The format adopted for this year will be that of the popular group and panel discussions which allows for interactive question and answers by technicians and members of the panel.
A big thank you to all the registered technicians who provided feedback as to the topics that they would like featured at the road shows and Mrs. Liebenberg and Mr. Hardie for compiling the presentation! This year’s heading is “Legal Compliance” and the structure of the road show will include the following topics:
- Legal requirements – regulations and standards relevant to reconditioning of hand held fire extinguishers
- Pressure equipment regulations (PER)
- SANS 10400 Part T & Part W – Application of the National Building Regulations, Fire Installation & Fire Protection
- SANS1475 part 1& 2 – service requirements on cartridge operated extinguishers, extinguisher medium calculations
- Use and control of Firefighting equipment
- CONSEQUENCES of not complying to legal requirements
- Group discussions
Reminder to SAQCC Technicians: attendance at these road shows goes toward your Continual Professional Development (CPD) points. The Cape Town Road Show has already taken place with a 20% increase in attendance over last year, and proved extremely successful. Those who attended were most vocal in their appreciation.
Owing to the success of these functions, it is imperative that you book before the cut-off time and date. We are no longer able to accept people just “arriving” on the day as seating plans are arranged and many of the items required are couriered to the event beforehand. Not only that, we need to ensure there is enough food and drink for everyone as well so have to notify the venue well in advance.
Another point to note for this year is that owing to the high incidence of companies who in the past booked for the road shows on behalf of their technicians, who then did not arrive on the day, the SAQCC Fire has decided that similar 'no shows' this year will be charged to the company. The cost of these Road Shows to SAQCC Fire is on average R500 per head, and any no show is a loss to the other members of the SAQCC Fire as this is funded by your registration fees.
SAQCC Road Shows
This year’s format focused on Legal compliance which had been received with much enthusiasm. Technicians showed more interest on the topics and actively participated in the group discussions with lots of positive feedback being received from all the regions. The SAQCC Fire D&GS has also had enough interest from its members, that they have been able to have their own show alongside in 2016 and 2017.
Cape Town - Held earlier in the year got off to good start with Cape Town reporting a 20% increase in attendance from the previous year.
Port Elizabeth & Durban - Following the success of the Port Elizabeth Road Show which also showed a larger attendance than previous years, the Durban leg which was held at the beautiful Mt Edgecombe Country Club proved equally successful, attracting a very large number of technicians from the province. Largest attendance for the road shows thus far. Well done to the KZN guys !
Rustenberg– Showed an increase in attendance as well, with very good feedback. Although many of the technicians attended without confirming their attendance, efforts were made to accommodate them which just shows the importance of booking in time.
Polokwane – Grincourt Nature Reserve again proved a popular venue and attendance was good despite the freezing weather.
You can check out all the photos on our Facebook page – and if you were there, can tag yourself in your picture.
Next is Bloemfontein on 16th September, followed by the last one for the year in Johannesburg on 21st October. REMEMBER BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL BEFORE THE CUT-OFF TIME TO SECURE YOUR SEAT!
A big thank you to Rosemary Cowan, Lizl Davel and Ronel Liebenberg from the SAQCC Fire committee for their tireless efforts to ensure that these events are such a success and to Craig for ensuring the Facebook page is up to date with all the photographs.