Safety Advocates for Tents and Special Events
Safety Advocates for Tents and Special Events ICC CE course “Anchorage for Tents and Membrane Structures IFC Chapter 31” has been approved.
Our esteemed colleague Peter McVey, who some would say is the guru of staking and ballasting, will walk you thru industry approved staking and ballasting procedures. After you view the next 15 video’s, you can make up your mind as to whether you agree with the tenting industry.
Setting the Stage
We begin by setting the stage and its cast of characters. The testing equipment consists of a tow truck, dynamometer, strap, and tow truck operator impersonating Mother Nature. As the plot thickens the next five videos show Peter demonstrating the holding power of stakes with various lengths and the last video finishes with debunking a staking myth.
Our course number 15962 includes .2 ICC points and is available on demand for $35.00. Follow this link for additional information Anchorage, https://saftse.org/anchorage/
The “Inspection” course has four chapters and each chapter includes a quiz. Sorry, you have to take the quizzes to earn your credits.
- Chapter One – Inspection Sheets
- Chapter Two – Pole and Tension Tents
- Chapter Three – Frame/Track Frame Tents
- Chapter Four – Anchorage
Each chapter walks you thru a process that is designed to collaborate with the model code and explains how to save valuable resources during the process of authorizing a permit to the final operation permit approval.
We even have our soon to be if not already famous “Eraser Model” along with video and audio tracks that explain manufacturer’s installation designs and reasonable expectations during the inspection process. An example video demonstration emphasizes how a five-hundred-pound block may look good but what happens when you ask the block to handle 500 lbs of tension?
Our course number 15667 includes .2 ICC points and is available on demand for $35.00. Follow this link for additional information Inspection, https://saftse.org/saftse-e-course/inspection/
SAFTSE has adopted The International Code Council’s IBC/IFC regulations used to authorize temporary membrane structures/tent installation permits as a guideline for event fire and life safety. SAFTSE will work within these guidelines to provide reasonable fire and life safety solutions for AHJ’S and Special Event Partners.
A collaborative safety model is an essential component
We can summarize SAFTSE’S scope by using three words – education, education, and education.
SAFTSE IS AN INTERNATIONAL CODE COMMITTEE “PREFERRED EDUCATION PROVIDER.”
SAFTSE has received ICC Preferred Education Provider approval to create training courses for continuing education for Fire Marshals and Building Code Inspectors. SAFTSE will begin building our first course and submit it for ICC approval using the theme of tents and special event training following the guidelines of IFC Chapter 31