Disciplinary Hearings

The SAQCC is empowered by its mandate from the Department of Employment and Labour to take steps against those members who contravene its MOI and Disciplinary code. When complaints are received, due process is followed and can result in disciplinary hearings. The disciplinary code states:

Item 7: Publication of details of disciplinary action taken

  • 7.1 A copy of the record may be published on the Company's website or the industry journal which may include the following information:
    • 7.1.1 full details of the complaint
    • 7.2.2 the decision of the disciplinary sub-committee
Herewith an update of the outcome of the most recent cases:

FGS Smook – Registration number 01/468

19 December 2019

Offence
  • Failure to install, service, maintain or repair any equipment in accordance with applicable SANS standards and/or applicable legislation.
  • The unauthorised use or the forgery of another registered person's name, signature and/or registation number.
Sanction
  • A written warning to be placed on file.
  • To successfully undergo the 5 day SAQCC Fire training course at one of the approved centres before renewal.
CA Jackson – Registration number 14/132

19 December 2019 (heard in absentia)

Offence
  • Failure to install, service, maintain or repair any equipment in accordance with applicable SANS standards and/or applicable legislation.
Sanction
  • A written warning to be placed on file.
D Pillay – Registration number 01/092

20 February 2020

Offence
  • Failure to notify the SAQCC Fire that the company against which his accreditation is linked no longer has a valid SANS 1475 permit.
  • That he fraudulently renewed his SAQCC Fire accreditation.
  • Mislead the public and clients by creating the impression he was associated with a company with valid certification
Sanction
  • A fine of R10 000 to be paid in monthly instalments of R1 000.
C Venter – Registration number 2008

20 February 2020

Offence
  • Failure to notify the SAQCC Fire that the company against which his accreditation is linked no longer has a valid SANS 1475 permit.
  • That he purposefully renewed his SAQCC Fire accreditation in the old company name.
  • Mislead the public and clients by creating the impression he was associated with a company with valid certification.
  • Unlawfully allowed another person to use his SAQCC Fire registratoin number to sign off on fire equipment.
Sanction
  • To successfully complete the 5 day training course before any registration can take place.
  • Mr Venter to investigate who at his company fabricated the fraudulent SABS permit.
SJ Buthelezi – Registration number 16/171

20 July 2020

Offence
  • Serviced for a company whilst still registered with another company.
  • Serviced for a company without a SANS 1475 permit.
Sanction
  • Reprimand and written warning to remain on file indefinitely.
  • To successfully complete a 5 day course before any re-registration can take place.
D Links – Registration number 01/372

20 July 2020 (heard in absentia)

Offence
  • Serviced for a company whilst still registered with another company.
  • Serviced for a company without a SANS 1475 permit.
  • Mislead the public and clients by creating the impression he was associated with a company with valid certification.
Sanction
  • Expulsion from SAQQCC Fire Department of Employment and Labour to be notified. SABS to be notified
  • SAQCC Fire reserve the right to place criminal charges against the defendant.
AA Mowzer – Registration number 1029

20 July 2020

Offence
  • Failure to notify the SAQCC Fire that the company against which his accreditation is linked no longer has a valid SANS 1475 permit.
  • That he fraudulently renewed his SAQCC Fire accreditation.
  • Mislead the public and clients by creating the impression he was associated with a company with valid certification.
Sanction
  • 1475 5 day training course to be successfully completed before registration.
  • A fine of R10 000 to be paid in monthly instalments of R1 000.
SJ Buthelezi (2nd offence) – Registration number 16/171

20 September 2020 (heard in absentia)

Offence
  • Serviced for a company without a SANS 1475 permit.
Sanction
  • Fine of R5 000 before any registration can take place.
  • 5 day SAQCC Fire training course to be completed before any registration can take place.
  • Should defendant be found guilty of the same offences at a hearing within 5 years, registration to be permanently cancelled. This includes sanction imposed in July 2020 running concurrent.
ED Botha – Registration number 0717

20 September 2020

Offence
  • Allowed his registration number to be used by other person/s servicing fire equipment.
  • Serviced without a valid SANS 1475 permit.
  • As the registered competent person and the Management representative for the company, allowed trainees to work in an area without a registered technician and permit in place.
Sanction
  • Suspension of registration for 12 months from September 2020
  • Fine of R30 000 to be paid before re-registration
  • 5 day training vourser to be completed.
  • If found guilty of similar offences within 5 years, registration to be permanently cancelled.