FPASA is the Voluntary Association (VA) for the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP). “Fire Origin and Cause Investigation” is a gazetted field of practice under which Fire Investigators may register. The FPASA has been the conduit in establishing the application and registration process with SACNASP. SACNASP is now open to receiving and considering applications for registration as a Professional Fire Investigator in SA, pending a review of a submitted portfolio of evidence and a panel interview. The current members of the Professional Advisory Committee (technical review panel) are Professor Asante of the Tshwane University of Technology (Chair), as well as Andre de Beer, CEO of Hexagon Fire.

The process to be followed for registrations is explained on the SACNASP website

  • Assess the level of science in their qualification and their eligibility for registration (executed by the elected technical review panel);
  • Apply online;
  • Pay online;
  • Print Certificate once registered;
  • Check outstanding balance;
  • Change contact details;
  • Upload new documents; and
  • Upgrade if qualified to do so.

 Applications through the online system take between 3 - 4 months to finalise,

 

Professional Regulatory body for Fire Investigators in SA

  • It is important that employers understand that the gazetting of Fire Origin and Cause Investigation Science means that there are legal implications for employing unregistered scientists.
  • SACNASP is an insurance for the employee or employer in the event of something going amiss. If in the unlikely event of a charge being laid against a registered scientist, then SACNASP will investigate on their behalf at no cost to the scientist.

Attached are 2 guidance documents issued by SACNASP on the scientific registration process:

SACNASP contact email:

SACNASP registration details:

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  • "Beirut blast: Explosion rocks city with many injured" - BBC UK

     "A large blast has hit the Lebanese capital, Beirut, causing widespread damage and injuring many people, officials say.

    It is not yet clear what caused the explosion in the port area of the city. Video posted online showed a large mushroom cloud and destroyed buildings. Hospitals are said to be overwhelmed by casualties. It comes at a sensitive time with the country's economic collapse reigniting old tensions. Tensions are also high ahead of the verdict in a trial over the killing of ex-PM Rafik Hariri in 2005. A UN tribunal is due to issue its verdict in the trial of four suspects in the murder by car bomb of Hariri on Friday.

    Lebanon's health minister, Hamad Hasan, has spoken of many injuries and extensive damage. Reuters news agency quotes sources as saying 10 bodies have been pulled from the wreckage.

    The cause of the explosion is still not known, but some reports suggest it may have been an accident. Lebanon's National News Agency reported a fire breaking out at what it called an explosives depot at the port.

    Local media showed people trapped beneath rubble. A witness described the first explosion as deafening. Video footage showed wrecked cars and blast-damaged buildings. The latest reports come amid political tension in Lebanon, with street demonstrations against the government's handling the worst economic crisis since the 1975-1990 civil war.There has also been tension on the border with Israel, which said last week that it had thwarted an attempt by Hezbollah to infiltrate Israeli territory"

    FPASA will keep you posted on the cause of the explosion: Fire at an explosives depot OR arson. 

     

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