IICRC to Develop New Fire and Smoke Damage Standards

March 20, 2018 IICRC to Develop New Fire and Smoke Damage Standards

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is now accepting volunteers to serve on a consensus body for the development of three new fire and smoke damage restoration standards.

BSR­/IICRC S700 Standard for Professional Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration will outline practical standards for the restoration of fire- and smoke-damaged structural materials. BSR/IICRC S710 Standard for the Development of a Scope of Work in a Fire and Smoke Damaged Environment will detail the measures required for developing a scope of work. BSR/­IICRC S740 Standard for Professional Restoration of Fire and Smoke Damaged Personal Items will cover the restoration of fire- and smoke-damaged porous and non­porous personal items.

The IICRC expects to begin work on the three standards in the next few months, with a proposed completion timeline of approximately two years. Cleaning-industry professionals interested in volunteering for the standard’s consensus body can download application forms from the IICRC’s website.

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