SARACCA

Category Archives : SARACCA News Blog

Home  >>  SARACCA News Blog

We took it to court!

On June 25, 2019, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

The Pressure Equipment Regulations (PER) which were gazetted in 2009 require that every gas installation, repair or maintenance be undertaken by a registered Gas Practitioner. These are individuals who have been trained and qualified to work successfully on gas systems. The South African Qualification and Certification Committee of Gas (SAQCC…

SARACCA working for the HVAC industry and its Members

On May 27, 2019, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

SARACCA’s National Executive Committee (NEC) hosted their latest meeting on the 29 March 2019. It was a lively and fruitful meeting and below is a few of the subjects and projects discussed. The NEC comprises of the Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen of the various areas, together with a few co-opted members….

We nearly lost that account!

On April 29, 2019, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

An Air Conditioning Contractor in Port Elizabeth nearly lost a contract due to their Refrigeration and Air Conditioning technicians not being registered with SAQCC Gas. Clients are becoming increasingly knowledgeable about the need to only use SAQCC Gas registered and authorised practitioners. The contractor asked if there was any way…

No Payment guarantee: Is it worth the risk?

On February 22, 2019, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

The building industry is one of the largest contributors to the HVAC industry, many contractors, small and big, acquire a lot of business from this industry. However, an increasing number of HVAC contractors report a similar difficulty when entering into a contract with builders. According to the JBCC Nominated/ Selected…

Beware of COC Fraud!

On January 25, 2019, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

As an electrician is required to be certified to carry out an electrical Installation on a property, so does a  Refrigeration Gas Practitioner. When having an air conditioning and/or refrigeration  system installed, you are required by law to only contract a registered Refrigeration Gas Practitioner. These are trained and skilled…

Should you be a SARACCA member?

On November 22, 2018, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

The South African Qualification and Certification Committee for Gas (SAQCC Gas) is mandated by the Department of Labour to ensure that all gas practitioners are registered under the Pressure Equipment Regulations (PER). These legally binding regulations require anyone handling and working with gas to be an Authorised Person. The South…

Keeping up with the HVAC industry

On November 15, 2018, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

The South African Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (SARACCA) is an association of HVAC contractors who have individually and jointly agreed to a set of governing standards whilst operating in free competition against each other. SARACCA’s main objective is to create a prolific industry, this includes providing its members…

DEA & SARACCA driving Practitioner Registrations

On November 8, 2018, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

The Department of Environmental Affairs in collaboration with SAQCC Gas will host a series of national road shows in June, August and October. The two main objectives behind these roadshows are; to highlight the need for gas practitioners to be registered with SAQCC Gas and to inform the industry of…

Are you sure you are Insured?

On October 22, 2018, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

Property insurance has become tradition in South Africa, a vast majority of South African citizens discern some tranquillity from the thought of being covered should anything happen to their property or assets. Customary property installations such as Air Conditioning and Refrigeration units are seldom considered when insuring property. However, years…

Water Heating Pumps

On October 22, 2018, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

Heat pumps are a great energy saving, cost effective, water heating method that is becoming increasingly popular in South Africa. Water heating in a domestic setting accounts for a large portion of electricity usage. With escalating costs of power, a more energy efficient source has become vital. How a heat…