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STANDARD FOR CERTIFICATION

No. 2.9
APPROVAL PROGRAMME NO. 405

Service Suppliers Engaged in Surveys and Maintenance of Fire Extinguishing Equipment, Systems and Self Contained Breathing Apparatus on Ships, High Speed and Light Craft and Mobile Offshore Units
MARCH 2012
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FOREWORD
DET NORSKE VERITAS (DNV) is an autonomous and independent foundation with the objectives of safeguarding life, property and the environment, at sea and onshore. DNV undertakes classification, certification, and other verification and consultancy services relating to quality of ships, offshore units and installations, and onshore industries worldwide, and carries out research in relation to these functions. Standards for Certification Standards for Certification (previously Certification Notes) are publications that contain principles, acceptance criteria and practical information related to the Society's consideration of objects, personnel, organisations, services and operations. Standards for Certification also apply as the basis for the issue of certificates and/or declarations that may not necessarily be related to classification.

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CHANGES
General
This document supersedes Approval Programme No. 405, October 2008. Text affected by the main changes in this edition is highlighted in red colour. However, if the changes involve a whole chapter, section or sub-section, normally only the title will be in red colour.

Main Changes:
Sec.2 Requirements for supplier in 2.1.1 new text has been added in 2.9.1 a reference has been changed. Sec.3 Approval procedures title in 3.2 has been changed and new text in 3.2.2. Sec.7 References added and changed references.

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CONTENTS
1. 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 2. 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 3. 3.1 3.2 3.3 4. 4.1 5. 5.1 6. 6.1 6.2 6.3 7. General.................................................................................................................................................... 5 Scope.........................................................................................................................................................5 Objective ...................................................................................................................................................5 Extent of engagement ...............................................................................................................................5 Validity .....................................................................................................................................................5 Requirements for Supplier.................................................................................................................... 5 Submission of documents ........................................................................................................................5 Extent of approval.....................................................................................................................................6 Quality assurance system..........................................................................................................................6 Training of personnel................................................................................................................................6 Supervisor .................................................................................................................................................6 Technician.................................................................................................................................................6 Personnel records ......................................................................................................................................6 Equipment and facilities ...........................................................................................................................6 Procedures.................................................................................................................................................7 Administrative procedures ........................................................................................................................7 Verification ...............................................................................................................................................7 Sub-contractors .........................................................................................................................................7 Reporting...................................................................................................................................................7 Approval Procedures ............................................................................................................................. 7 Initial audit ................................................................................................................................................7 The suppliers relationship with the manufacturer of equipment or with nominated agents....................7 Renewal audit............................................................................................................................................8 Certificate of Approval.......................................................................................................................... 8 Approval of the supplier ..........................................................................................................................8 Information on Alteration to the Certified Service Operation System............................................. 8 Alteration ..................................................................................................................................................8 Cancellation of the Certificate of Approval......................................................................................... 8 Right to cancel ..........................................................................................................................................8 Information ...............................................................................................................................................8 Re-approval...............................................................................................................................................8 References............................................................................................................................................... 9

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1. General
1.1 Scope
Firms providing services on behalf of the owner, such as survey and maintenance of fire extinguishing equipment, systems and self-contained breathing apparatus, the results of which may form the basis for the surveyor's decisions, shall be approved by the Society according to criteria established in this approval programme. Reference is made to: DNV Rules for Classification of Ships, Pt.1 Ch.1 Sec.4 DNV Rules for Classification of High Speed, Light Craft and Naval Surface Craft, Pt.1 Ch.1 Sec.3 A400 DNV Offshore Codes DNV-OSS-101/102 Ch.1 Sec.4 A500. In the following, such firms are referred to as the supplier. When work carried out by suppliers are used by surveyors in making decisions affecting statutory certifications, the suppliers are subject to approval by the Society where the Society is so authorised by the relevant flag Administration. For such services the Society may accept approvals done by the flag Administration itself or duly authorised organisations acting on behalf of the flag Administration.

1.2 Objective
The objective of this approval programme is to ensure that suppliers, have qualified personnel and have implemented written systems for training, control, verification and reporting. In addition, suppliers shall furnish the necessary technical equipment and facilities commensurate with providing a professional service.

1.3 Extent of engagement


1.3.1 The supplier shall have the professional knowledge of fire theory, fire fighting and fire extinguishing appliances sufficient to carry out surveys and to make the necessary evaluations of the condition of the equipment, as required in 2. This approval programme is in agreement with requirements stated in IACS, Z17, in force from 10 December 2000. 1.3.2 For self-contained breathing apparatus the supplier shall document and demonstrate, as required in 2, that he has the knowledge of the equipment and systems necessary to carry out the inspections and testing of selfcontained breathing apparatus to identified standards and to make the necessary evaluation of the condition of the equipment. 1.3.3 When the supplier is requested to carry out foam test, the supplier shall document and demonstrate, as required in 2.9, that he has the equipment and knowledge to carry out such testing. When approved by the Society the suppliers name will be listed to in the appendix to the Service Suppliers certificate.

1.4 Validity
The approval is valid for three (3) years. For cancellation of approval, see 6.

2. Requirements for Supplier


A certificate of approval will be awarded and maintained on the basis of compliance with the following:

2.1 Submission of documents


2.1.1 The following documents are to be submitted: an outline of the suppliers organisation and management structure, including any subsidiaries to be included in the approval a list of nominated agents experience of the supplier in the specific service area
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a list of operators, technicians and inspector, documenting training and experience within the relevant service area, including qualifications according to recognised national, international or industry standards, as relevant description of equipment used for the particular service for which approval is sought a guide for operators of such equipment training programmes for operators, technicians and inspectors check lists and record formats for recording results of the services referred to in 2.13 quality manual and/or documented procedures covering the requirements given in 2.3 evidence of approval/acceptance by other certification bodies, if any information on other activities which may present a conflict of interest record of customer claims and corrective actions requested by the Society and/or other certification bodies where relevant, list and documented licenses granted by equipment's manufacturer. The supplier shall have evidence that he has been trained for the system or equipment they are going to be approved for, and that he has access to manufacturer's maintenance and inspection guidelines.

2.2 Extent of approval


The supplier shall demonstrate, as required in 2.4 to 2.13, that it has the competence and control needed to perform the services.

2.3 Quality assurance system


2.3.1 Quality system The supplier shall have a documented quality system, covering at least: maintenance and calibration of the equipment training programmes for the supervisors and the operators supervision and verification of operation to ensure compliance with the approved operational procedures quality management of subsidiaries and agents job preparation recording and reporting of information code of conduct for the activity periodic review of work process procedures, complaints, corrective actions, issuance, maintenance and control of documents.

2.3.2 Quality assurance system A documented Quality system complying with the most current version of ISO 9000 series and including the above items, would be considered acceptable.

2.4 Training of personnel


The supplier is responsible for the qualification and training of its personnel to a recognised national, international or industry standard as applicable, (see 2.5 and 2.6). Where such standards do not exist, the supplier is to define standards for the training and qualification of its personnel relevant to the functions the supplier is authorised to perform. The personnel shall also have an adequate experience and be familiar with the operation of any necessary equipment plan for training of personnel in the following.

2.5 Supervisor
The supplier shall have a supervisor responsible for the correct execution of work and for the professional standard of the technicians and their equipment as well as for the professional administration of the working procedures. The supervisor shall have minimum 2 years experience as a technician.

2.6 Technician
The technician carrying out the work shall have at least one year's experience as an assistant technician (minimum 10 different assignments).

2.7 Personnel records


The supplier is required to keep records of the approved supervisor/operators/ technicians. The record shall contain information on age, formal education, courses and experience in surveys and maintenance of specified fire extinguishing equipment, system and self-contained breathing apparatus.

2.8 Equipment and facilities


The supplier shall have the necessary equipment and facilities for the services supplied. A record of the equipment and instruments shall be kept. The record shall contain information on maintenance and calibration.
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2.9 Procedures
The supplier shall have documented work procedures covering all services supplied. 2.9.1 Testing of foam concentrates For periodical control of foam concentrates stored on board (performed after a period of 3 years and, after that, every year) the following to be tested in accordance with IMO MSC/Circ.1312 + MSC/Circ.1312 Corr.1: Sedimentation, pH-value, expansion ratio, drainage time and volumetric mass. The deviations in the values obtained by these test, in respect of those obtained during the type approval test, should be within ranges acceptable to the administration. 2.9.1.1 Additional requirements for alcohol resistant protein based foam concentrates The annually condition test shall include a small scale fire test in accordance with SP Method 2580 or ISO 7303-3 Annex C with acetone. If tested in accordance with ISO 7303-3 Annex C, the results are to satisfy grade ARI level B in ISO 7303-3. (Ref. DNV Rules Pt.7 Ch.1 Sec.2 C201).

2.10 Administrative procedures


The supplier should have an order reference system where each engagement is traceable to the survey report.

2.11 Verification
The supplier shall verify that the service provided is carried out in accordance with approved procedures.

2.12 Sub-contractors
The supplier shall give information of agreements and arrangements if any parts of the services provided are subcontracted. Particular emphasis shall be given to quality management by the supplier in following-up of such subcontracts. Subcontractors providing anything other than subcontracted personnel or equipment shall also meet the requirements of 2.1 to 2.13 in this programme.

2.13 Reporting
The report shall be prepared in a form acceptable to the Society. The report shall contain specification of all work carried out, and shall give information of any deficiencies found on components, non-conformance detected and any replacements of components. One copy of the report shall be delivered onboard the vessel, and one copy filed at the supplier. The report shall be traceable to the order reference system. The report shall include a copy of the Certificate of Approval.

3. Approval Procedures
3.1 Initial audit
The surveyor from the Society will carry out an audit of the supplier once all documentation and information received from the supplier has been evaluated with satisfactory result. Additionally, certification is conditional on a practical demonstration of the specific service performance as well as satisfactory reporting being carried out.

3.2 The suppliers relationship with the manufacturer of equipment or with nominated agents
3.2.1 A supplier which works as a service station for manufacturer(s) of equipment (and as a service supplier in this field), shall be assessed by the manufacturer(s) and nominated as their agent. The manufacturer shall ensure that appropriate instruction manuals, material etc. are available for the agent as well as of proper training of the agent's technicians. Unless coming under the requirement below, such suppliers shall be approved on a caseby-case basis in accordance with this procedure. 3.2.2 If a manufacturer of equipment (and service supplier or servicing station) applies to DNV for inclusion of nominated agents and/or subsidiaries in the approval, then the manufacturer shall have implemented a quality assurance system in accordance with the most current version of ISO 9000 series, with effective controls of his agents and/or subsidiaries, and when these agents or subsidiaries have an equal effective quality control system complying with the most current version of ISO 9000 series. Such approvals shall be based upon an evaluation of the quality assurance system implemented by the parent company against minimum requirements as given in the above mentioned ISO Standard. DNV will follow-up the adherence to this quality assurance system by performing audits on such agents or subsidiaries against the most current version of ISO 9000 series.
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If a company have a number of agents and or subsidiaries, the number of audits to be carried out should be as follows: Initial audit: Main office and n = total number of agents/subsidiaries to be included by the certificate. Audit(s) per year: 0.6 /year n = total number of agents/subsidiaries to be included by the certificate. (See also ICP-3-4-i3, -ISO 9001) 3.2.3 Where several servicing stations/suppliers are owned by a given company/parent company, each station is to be assessed and approved as specified in 3.2.2.

3.3 Renewal audit


Renewal or endorsement of the Certificate of Approval shall be made at intervals not exceeding 3 years. Verification shall be through audits confirming, or otherwise, that approved condition is being maintained. Intermediate audits may be required if found necessary by the Society. At least three months before the period of validity expires the supplier shall apply to the Society for renewal of the Certificate of Approval.

4. Certificate of Approval
4.1 Approval of the supplier
If the submitted documentation, the surveyor's audit and the practical demonstration are found satisfactory the supplier will receive a Certificate of Approval. The Certificate of Approval will be published on the Internet at http://exchange.dnv.com/ and in Register No. 102 Approved Service Suppliers, issued annually.

5. Information on Alteration to the Certified Service Operation System


5.1 Alteration
In case where any alteration to the certified service operation system of the supplier is made, such alteration is to be reported immediately to the Society. A re-audit may be required when deemed necessary by the Society.

6. Cancellation of the Certificate of Approval


6.1 Right to cancel
The Society reserves the right to cancel the Certificate of Approval in the following cases: where the service was improperly carried out or results were improperly reported where a surveyor finds deficiencies in the approved service operation system of the supplier and appropriate corrective action is not taken where the supplier fails to give information of any alteration, as given in 5.1 where an intermediate audit, if requested in 3.3, has not been carried out where wilful acts or omissions are ascertained.

6.2 Information
The Society reserves the right to inform interested parties on cancellation of the Certificate of Approval.

6.3 Re-approval
A supplier, whose approval was cancelled, may apply for re-approval provided the supplier has corrected the non-conformities, which resulted in cancellation, and the Society is able to confirm that the supplier has effectively implemented the corrective action.
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7. References
DNV Rules, Ship, MOU, HSLC: Pt.1, Ch.1, Sec.4 Rules for Classification of High Speed, Light Craft and Naval Surface Craft, Pt.1 Ch.1 Sec.3 A400 DNV-OSS-101/102 Ch.1 Sec.4 A500 ISO 9000 Series IMO MSC/Circ.670 Circ.798, Circ.1312 + 1312 Corr. 1 IMO Res. A. 951(23) Portable fire extinguishers (foam) EN 3 Portable fire extinguishers IMO FSS Code IMO MSC/Circ.849 EEBD IMO MSC/Circ.850 Maintenance of fire protection systems etc. IMO MSC.1/Circ.1318 Guidelines for the maintenance and inspection of fixed carbon dioxide fire-fighting systems SP Method 2580 (Test method for alcohol resistant Fluorine protein based foam) ISO 7303-3 Annex C (Test method for alcohol resistant Fluorine protein based foam).

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