IICRC S700 Standard Available for Third Limited Public Review

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has opened a third limited public review for the revised draft IICRC S700 Standard for Professional Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration. Download the substantive changes made to the draft standard since the second public review (July-September 2023) and submit your comments online from December 1 to December 31, 2023 here: https://iicrc.org/s700/

As part of the ANSI 30-day limited public review period, all comments must be submitted using the online comment form no later than December 31, 2023.

The standard describes the principles, processes, and procedures for assessing the presence, intensity of impact, and boundaries of fire residues and odors affecting a building, building systems (including HVAC), and contents after a fire event. The fire event can occur within the building, an adjoining building(s), or building(s) in the vicinity impacted by an external or internal fire, other than wildfires.

This standard also describes the practical principles, methods, and processes—including equipment, tools, and materials—for the restoration cleaning and fire odor management of buildings and contents. In addition, it addresses contractor qualifications, administrative requirements, procedures, development of the Restoration Work Plan (RWP), documentation of project-related events, and compliance with Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).

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IICRC is an ANSI-accredited standards-setting body for the flooring inspection, floor covering, and specialized fabric cleaning and disaster restoration industries. Organized in 1972, IICRC currently represents more than 5,700 certified firms and 54,000 certified technicians in 22 countries. For more information, visit www.iicrc.org