SAQCC Fire hopes the following will assist in understanding the current situation – and we wish you, your employees and all the families the very best during this difficult time for all of us.

The Department of Employment and Labour have advised that all Fire Companies are NOT an essential business – meaning you are not open during the lockdown. Should an Essential Service entity require your services, then you may supply them but you will require a permit to do this. The Essential Services client has to issue the travel permit with the necessary detail to the fire company. We will do our best to keep you updated as and when more information is received. Please watch out for sms’s which we will be sending to all registered authorised persons.

In line with the President's recent announcement, the offices of the SAQCC Fire will be closed from Friday 27th March 2020 for the 21 days stipulated. We hope to be able to return to work on Friday 17 April 2020. We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this difficult time.

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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 Employment and 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 Department of Employment and Labour to ensure standards are met and technicians and servicing companies adhere to the law.

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