WHAT IS THE INSPECTORATE?
The inspectorate ensures legal compliance and quality of fire protection installations through detailed professional inspection and validation regiments that meet with the requirements of ISO 17020:2012.
WHAT IS THE HISTORY BEHIND THE INSPECTORATE?
A team of professionals created and develop the South African Inspectorate for Fire Protection for the betterment of the fire protection industry by inspecting fire protection systems for eventual certification. This SANAS accredited inspectorate is the first of its kind for the country. It will shape the future of fire compliance in South Africa for years to come
The company (an NPC) is finely managed in order to ensure impartiality and confidentiality at all times.
To ensure legal compliance and quality of fire protection installations through a professional inspection approach.
To develop inspection parameters for Fire Sprinkler and Fire Protection System installations with criteria that meets the ISO 17020:2012 Inspection Standard throughout South Africa.
To administer personnel skills development programs for several inspection activities based on the ISO 17020:2012 Inspection Standard.
To provide a fire safety and fire protection inspection service to corporations who wish to have their buildings’ fire protection systems compliant with the relevant specifications to which they were designed, issue reports, solutions and certification.
To issue standard documentation and procedures to corporations for use in their businesses for education, testing and maintenance of fire protection systems. To seek affiliations with ECSA, SAQA, CIDB and the Built Environment in general.
To collaborate with relevant Voluntary Associations and Organizations.
Inspections are carried out by competent fire protection systems inspectors. Such inspections are thoroughly audited and documented as per our mandate as a voluntary inspection body. Inspections are carried out in accordance to SANS requirements per SANS 10400 National Building Regulations as well as International Codes of Practice.
The inspectorate’s clientele are corporations and insurers who wish to have their fire protection systems compliant with the relevant specifications to which they were designed, and to issue audit reports, and ultimately, legal certification.
HOW ARE QUOTES CALCULATED?
Inspections quotations are calculated according to a base inspection fee which accounts for one Installation Control Valve, (ICV) and increases in increments per additional ICV.
The South African Inspectorate Fire Protection NPC is an approved Inspection Body accredited by The South African National Accreditation System (Accreditation No.: INSP0038) and offers Inspection and Certifications for Fire Protection Systems throughout South Africa. Certificates are valid for one year.