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Many NCCA members work in the fields of water damage mitigation and fire and smoke damage remediation. Restoration of this kind often involves carpets, upholstery and other soft furnishings so there is an overlap of between the cleaning and disaster restoration industries.

Although the NCCA does not currently offer training for the fire and flood remediation technicians, we do support our members who provide restoration industry services with regular articles in our monthly magazine, technical advice and links with training organisations (such as the IICRC and National Flood School) which provide professional courses for the water damage and fire and smoke damage If you are looking for professional assistance following a fire or flood, NCCA members are here to help. You can search for your local water or fire damage restoration technician using our find an NCCA remediation technicians member service.

PAS 64: 2005

PAS64 - Professional water damage mitigation and initial restoration of domestic dwellings.

This Publicly Available Specification provides guidance for the restoration of a water damaged building from the initial incident to the point at which repair and reinstatement commence. It offers recommendations for the mitigation and recovery of buildings damaged by water. It is applicable to all forms of water damage to buildings.

It also provides further guidance to support the application of this PAS including descriptions of techniques and equipment in current use, example forms and example calculations. PAS 64 can be used by restorers and may be of interest to building owners and occupiers, insurance companies and their representatives and those involved in the subsequent repair and reinstatement of a building.

This PAS was co-sponsored by the National Flood School, Action Dry Emergency Services Ltd, Cunningham Lindsey, the Environment Agency and Rameses Associates Ltd. Its development was facilitated by BSI Standards Limited and it was published under licence from The British Standards Institution. It came into effect on 30 July 2013.

As part of its commitment to the disaster restoration industry, the NCCA sponsored the production of the Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 64 in 2005. This PAS, covering best practice for professional water damage mitigation, was initiated by the National Flood School and the BSI (British Standards Institute). The specification has since been reviewed and updated, the 2013 edition (co-sponsored by the National Flood School, Action Dry Emergency Services Ltd, Cunningham Lindsey, the Environment Agency and Rameses Associates Ltd) is available direct from BSI.

Every company working in the accidental damage area of this industry will be measured for performance against the PAS64. The document provides procedures and best practice for the water mitigation and professional restoration companies and technicians. We are hoping that this code of practice will eventually be recognised as a full British standard.

If you are considering employing a disaster restoration company to deal with a flood or water damage situation, ensure that they are compliant with PAS64.

For further details on PAS64 or to request a summary of the specification, please contact the NCCA office.

For further information on PAS64 please visit: http://shop.bsigroup.com/ProductDetail/?pid=000000000030179634.

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