ICRC Seeks Volunteers for New Standards
The IICRC is announcing the development of three new fire and smoke damage restoration standards and is seeking volunteers to serve on consensus bodies for each:
- The BSR/IICRC S700 Standard for Professional Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration will provide a specific set of practical principles, methods and processes for the restoration of fire and smoke damaged structural materials, assemblies and systems. The standard will cover the entire process of evaluation, mitigation, cleaning and restoration. This standard will cover scope development, temporary structures and repairs, engineering controls, proper cleaning methods and processes, and proper chain of custody documentation of the property being restored.
- The BSR/IICRC S710 Standard for the Development of a Scope of Work in a Fire and Smoke Damaged Environment will provide a specific set of practical standards for the development of a scope of work in a fire and smoke damaged environment. The Standard will provide measures for preparing a scope of work in a fire and smoke damaged environment, as this is not specifically covered in any detail in existing Standards.
- The BSR/IICRC S740 Standard for Professional Restoration of Fire and Smoke Damaged Personal Items will provide a specific set of practical principles, methods and processes to evaluate and restore fire and smoke damaged porous and nonporous personal items, commonly known as contents or personal property. This standard will also establish methods and processes to document the chain of custody of these items, including: inventory, packing, storage, cleaning, verification and return to the customer. This standard will outline the proper handling, storage and care of these items.
Those interested in submitting an application to serve on the S700, S710 or S740 consensus bodies should visit https://iicrc.site-ym.com/page/IICRCStandardsVol for more information and to download the application forms.
IICRC Technical Conference
The IICRC will hold its 2018 Technical Conference Sept. 27-28, at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The theme for this year’s conference will be Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup. Stay tuned to the IICRC website for more information.