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AGM: Thursday 6 June 2019

Our Annual General Meeting takes place on Thursday 6 June at 2.30pm in the Boardroom at the SAQCC-Fire Offices, First Floor West, Helvetia House, Greenvale Road, Wilbart, Germiston.

We are privileged to have Mookho Morienyane an Assessment Specialist from SANAS in attendance and she will make a short presentation on the purpose of SANAS and how it correlates to the fire industry. This will take place after the AGM and will be followed by a short networking session with drinks and snacks provided.

Please use the attached form to let us know before 4pm on 31 May if you will be attending.

Click here to download the previous minutes.

If you are unable to attend, you can appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf. All proxy votes must we with the Administration Office before 4pm on Thursday 30 May. Click here to download the form.

 

Election of new Chairperson for the D & GS Sub Committee

Following the resignation of the chairperson of the D & GS Sub Committee, a new chairperson will be voted in at the forthcoming AGM, to be held on Thursday 6 June 2019.  Nominees for the position are Nichola Allan,  Nicholas Collins and Vairaag Panchoo.  

If you are unable to attend the AGM, you can appoint a proxy. All proxy votes must we with the Administration Office before 4pm on Thursday 30 May. Click here to download the form.
 


 

Roadshows 2019




 

New training category/registration

SAQCC Fire 1475 approved a proposal at the February meeting to establish a new registration category for persons offering the 1475 training course.

This means that a person might apply to be registered as a trainer, without having to register as a 1475 competent person as well. This will restrict such a person to being allowed to ONLY do training and NOT being able to execute the responsibilities of a competent person as per the definition of SANS 1475. This person will thus not be required to be employed by a SANS 1475 permit holder.

Furthermore, a procedure was approved whereby such a registered trainer would be allowed to be employed by the registered SAQCC approved training organisation on a permanent basis, or employed on a limited contractual as and when required.

The following procedure will apply if the registered card holder (limited Contract Only) is used for training off registered site:

  1. Forward details of proposed workshop to be used with contact person details to the administration office
  2. Enter details of trainer to be used
  3. Administration office will write to the SANS 1475 Company requesting an affidavit in respect of use of tooling, workshop facilities etc.
  4. Company to confirm to the administration office in writing with affidavit to point 3
  5. Administration office to confirm to trainer that the SANS 1475 workshop facility has been approved for use
  6. This approval is valid for 6 MONTHS from date of approval letter
Training institutions which have registered their training personnel for the current 2019-2020 period do not have to make any changes for their current registration, but the new category will be available for the 2020/2021 registration period. Should such training personnel also want to register as a 1475 competent person, they would then have to do two registrations ie for the trainer category AS WELL AS the 1475 competent person category.

Should you have any further questions, you are welcome to contact this office.

Note: The trainer could be an independent not employed by any company offering themselves as a trainer/moderator/assessor.

 

Newsflash

Gas Suppression Assessments

Email dgs@tiscali.co.za for Gas Suppression assessment forms

JOHANNESBURG: Assessments will be held on the below mentioned dates if a minimum of 10 people attend
29th September 2018
27th October 2018
24th November 2018

OTHER REGIONS: Dates will be provided on availability of Assessment Centre

 

Development of Occupational Profile: members invited to comment

The Occupational Qualification: Fire Fighting Equipment Technician (Special Class Electrician, Fire Detection System Designer) Curriculum Code: 2015-672107-001 is currently being developed by external consultant Leoni Mackenzie. Members are invited to comment/provide feedback on the draft document, which may be downloaded by clicking here.

Please send any feedback or comments directly to Leoni at lmackenzie777@gmail.com and she will incorporate these into the document where relevant. All comments must reach her before 8 August 2018.

We will be developing the Knowledge, Practical and Workplace Modules soon.

 

SAQCC-Fire AGM takes place

Our AGM took place in our new permanent offices in Helvetia House on 7 June 2018, during which committees were elected to serve the Executive, 1475 and Fire Detection and Gas Suppression. Please click here to view all committee members. New Outgoing Chairman, Tom Dreyer, reminded members of the purpose of the Institution, and touched on the committee's efforts to establish a formal qualification for registered persons. His full report make be accessed by clicking here.