03 Jul

SAQCC Committee Members

Written by Technoswitch

July 2024:

Our Managing Director, Brett Birch, has been elected Chairman of SAQCC Fire.

Nick Collins, our Training & Development Manager, is the new Chairman of the SAQCC D&GS Committee.

Thank you for your dedication and commitment to the fire industry, Brett and Nick – you make us proud!

More about SAQCC Fire –

The South African Qualification & Certification Committee (SAQCC) Fire is an industry-elected body established to ensure that individuals working within this sector of the fire industry have the appropriate competence through training, qualifications, and experience in compliance with:

  • The specifications for portable fire extinguishers are laid out in SANS 1475.
  • The requirements of SANS 14520 and SANS 306 – individuals and companies designing, installing, commissioning, and servicing gaseous fire extinguishing systems.
  • The requirements of SANS 10139 are for individuals and companies to design, install, commission, and service fire detection and alarm systems.

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

SAQCC Fire works closely with certification bodies approved by the Department of Employment and Labour to ensure standards are met and that technicians and servicing companies adhere to the law.

SAQCC Fire is a Non-Profit Company | SAQCC website