The inspectorate ensures legal compliance and quality of fire protection installations through detailed professional inspection and validation regimes that meet with the requirements of ISO 17020:2012.
Since the birth of the Fire Engineers Association of South Africa in 2015, there has been a calling for an Inspection Body in the fire safety industry. As a result, a team of professionals took it upon themselves to create and develop the South African Inspectorate for Fire Protection for the betterment of the fire protection industry by certifying fire protection systems. This is the first of its kind for the country and will shape the future of fire compliance in South Africa for years to come.
The inspectorate is finely managed in order to ensure impartiality and confidentiality at all times.
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.
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To ensure legal compliance and quality of fire protection installations through detailed professional inspection regimes.
a. To develop inspection regimes for Fire Sprinkler and Fire Protection System installations with criteria that meets the ISO 17020:2012
Inspection Standard throughout South Africa.
b. To administer personnel skills development programs for several inspection activities based on the ISO 17020:2012 Inspection Standard.
c. 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.
d. To issue standard documentation and procedures to corporations for use in their businesses for education, testing and maintenance of fire protection systems.
e. To seek affiliations with ECSA, SAQA, CIDB and the Built Environment in general.
f. To collaborate with other related Voluntary Associations and Organisations.
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 For Fire Protection NPC is an approved Inspection Body accredited by The South African National Accreditation System (Accreditation No.: INSP0038) and offers Inspection and Certifications regimes for Fire Protection Systems throughout South Africa. The Inspectorate also offers advice on the installation and maintenance of fire protection systems in order to facilitate the process of certification.