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Wednesday 11 July 2018

New Certification scheme for contractors installing smoke control systems


A new certification scheme developed by the Smoke Control Association - of which Lareine Engineering is an active member, in partnership with IFC Certification, has been finalised and is expected to help raise standards across the industry.

The IFC SDI 19 Certification scheme is now open to contractors involved in the installation of smoke control systems and henceforth SCA members who install smoke control systems will be required to apply for and receive accreditation as a condition of membership.  Developed to ensure a suitable level of competency in relation to fire strategy verification, system design and the installation of smoke control systems, the scheme also covers the contractor’s ability to offer and provide an appropriate level of service and maintenance to the client following installation and commissioning, commensurate with the type, size and use of the building.

Contractors certified under the newly introduced scheme will be suitably experienced in fire strategy verification, system design, installation and commissioning of smoke control systems in accordance with the relevant standards and industry guidance documents.

Smoke Control Association Chairman and Lareine Engineering Director David Mowatt said: "Lareine Engineering fully supports this scheme and will be signing up imminently'.