Chapter 5 Special Inspections & Testing Services
SICC-503 PERSONNEL QUALIFICATIONS
SICC-503.1 Direct supervision. The inspection and testing agency personnel assigned to conduct special inspections in Catawba County shall work under the supervision of the SIER or an approved RDP in the construction discipline to be evaluated.
SICC-503.2 Certification. Except for individuals who are RDPs, inspection and testing agency field inspection personnel shall be certified by examination through WACEL, ACI, AWS, ASNT, NICET or other organizations whose programs are recognized by the County. Inspection and testing agency personnel shall be reviewed and approved by CCBSD on a case by case basis. The inspection and testing agency personnel shall perform only those services in which they have demonstrated competency through an approved certification or registration program. Tests or inspections performed by unqualified or non-approved inspection and testing agency personnel shall be automatically rejected, and work shall not proceed until reinspections are performed and approved.
SICC-503.3 Unusual functions. In the event there is no certification program applicable to a specific function, the SIER shall submit a signed statement attesting to the competency of inspection and testing agency personnel and identifying the basis upon which such statement is made.
SICC-504 LABORATORY ACCEPTANCE STANDARDS
All laboratory facilities performing special inspection and testing services in the County shall meet the requirements of ASTM E 329, ASTM D 3740, and ASTM C 1077 as applicable and shall be individually accredited by organizations such as WACEL, A2LA, NIST, NVLAP or other organizations whose programs are recognized by the County. The SIER shall approve on-site laboratories provided the on-site laboratory demonstrates that it follows a quality systems manual, equipment calibration program and technician certification program of an accredited laboratory.