ISO/IEC 17020:2012 Standard for Inspection

IFCC have pleasure in announcing their successful award accreditation to ISO/IEC 17020:2012 “Conformity assessment – Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection”.

‘17020’ is the accreditation standard for Inspection Bodies providing inspection services to industry (in IFCC’s case the inspection of fire protection in buildings).


IFCC have been undertaking inspection of fire protection in buildings for a number of years but took the business decision to achieve accreditation to this internationally recognised standard, in order to demonstrate to our clients our professionalism, competence, expertise and independence.


We would advise all building owners, specifiers, main contractors, enforcement bodies, fire protection specialists and others with a responsibility to appoint an organisation to undertake an inspection / survey of fire protection that they should only use a UKAS accredited inspection body as they are proven to be competent within the scope of their activities and to be truly independent and are therefore able to provide a factual third party report.


Some trade associations offer “inspector qualifications” in order that individuals can offer inspection services to building owners, but how competent are these inspectors, what technical experience do they possess, are they truly independent?  By appointing a UKAS Accredited inspection body these questions are answered.  


IFCC provide factual reports based on a pre-agreed scope with appropriate / traceable illustrations of any deficiencies discovered (using marked drawings, photographs, illustrations as appropriate) and our inspectors are professionals with many years of proven experience in the fire protection industry.


Whether the requirement is to carry out an inspection of fire doors installed in a building ; a series of inspections of fire protection to steel as the construction of a building progresses; a survey of the compartmentation to an existing building or inspection of any other aspect of fire protection, IFCC can provide a tailored inspection regime to satisfy any client who can be assured of our capability, competence, technical knowledge and independence due to our ISO/IEC 17020:2012 accreditation.


Please call IFCC to see how we can help with your inspection requirements.

Last Updated: 29/07/2014