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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in collaboration with the Saudi Arabian High Commission for Industrial Security (HCIS) will host a one-hour HCIS Licensing Requirements Informational Session webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 at 7:00 a.m. (EDT). All fire protection contractors and consultants falling under the jurisdiction of HCIS license renewal requirements are encouraged to attend. Register for the HCIS Licensing Requirements Informational Session webinar today.
HCIS was established by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to set policies overseeing areas of security, safety, and fire protection for the industrial sectors. As of August 2021, NFPA trainings and certifications are now required by HCIS for fire protection contractors and consultants seeking license renewals. HCIS provides strategic supervision and is the approval body for all projects across the 12 industries that fall under its jurisdiction (petroleum, electricity, petrochemicals, water, industrial services, communications, mining, gas, civil explosives, chemical manufacturing, metal manufacturing, and port sectors).
NFPA offers online learning to help people prepare for their required certifications but online learning completions are not accepted as compliance for the following HCIS training requirements. The required HCIS in-person trainings include the following:
During the webinar a panel of global industry experts will provide in depth information and discuss the collaboration between NFPA and HCIS in fulfilling HCIS Licensing Requirements. Panel participants include the following:
“NFPA and HCIS are adamant about raising the fire protection design and implementation quality in Saudi Arabia’s industrial sectors. This will be done through ensuring engineering offices and contractors’ staff are versatile in fire prevention codes and standards. By mandating NFPA codes and standards trainings and certifications, HCIS can proactively protect Saudi Arabia’s industrial infrastructure. Our objective during the informational webinar is to help those working in engineering and contracting to understand the process of training, certifications, and eventually licensing to meet HCIS expectations,” Middle East and Northern Africa Director for NFPA Anas A. Alzaid, said.
The following topics will be addressed during the webinar with time allotted for questions and answers:
Register for the HCIS Licensing Requirements Informational Session today. NFPA also offers valuable resources that pertain to fire, electrical, building, and life safety.