The SAQCC Fire Administration has now re-opened. However, no visitors will be allowed into the offices and no collections will be available. All items will be couriered Postnet to Postnet so please provide details of your closest postnet branch as has been previously requested. If you require forms, please either telephone the office on 011 455 3157 or email the relevant person, i.e. 1475 at or D&GS = and forms will be forwarded to you by email.

Small Business Development directions on implementation of provisions relating to essential services during Coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown

COVID-19 OHS Act Measures

The Minister of Employment and Labour has issued a Direction setting out the measures that employers are required to take to prevent the transmission of COVID19 in workplaces. The Direction applies to all workplaces covered by the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (OHSA). It does not apply to healthcare facilities, which are regulated by a Direction issued by the Minister of Health.

The Direction contains the basic measures that employers must take to prevent the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the workplace. Businesses that are re-opening must put these measures in place before restarting work. A risk assessment must be undertaken to adapt the provisions of the Direction to the requirements of individual workplaces. The Direction does not reduce the existing obligations on employers in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993.

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SAQCC Fire advises that it is not in the position to interpret the Disaster management Act, its Regulations or the different levels of lock down. The main issue that the SAQCC Fire DID clear with the government is that companies rendering fire prevention services can operate as essential service providers and this can be rendered to operational premises of those clients allowed to operate under level 5 and 4.

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The SAQCC-Fire has:
  1. Established a MOI (Memorandum of Incorporation) which provides assurance that, no matter who is elected to the committee, the management has a set of rules it shall follow. This ensures that the SAQCC-Fire is not an old man’s club where the rules can be changed as some person feels like it.
  2. Created a representative body (SAQCC-Fire committee), which is made up of elected Directors and Executive members. The Directors and committee members are voted in by the technicians or their representative, and their main purpose is to serve fire technicians.
    • The representative body provides technicians with access to major forums, e.g. DEL, SANS, NRCS, PER, SANAS etc. This gives technicians, and the industry in general, more say in decision making.
    • There is a full time GM. This ensures technicians have a point of contact for advice, assistance or to lay complaints.
      Note: Committee members offer their time freely without remuneration. The committee members are representative of a wide range of companies and expertise. Technicians therefore have free access to some of the top ‘fire brains’ in the country.

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