Who does the inspections?

Inspections for each product are assigned to a third-party inspection provider by ICC-SRCC. ICC-SRCC contracts with numerous inspectors around the world. Inspectors are selected based on their availability, expertise, language and location. Before an inspection is scheduled, ICC-SRCC will notify the manufacturer of the required inspection and the assigned inspector. All assigned inspectors must agree to comply with ICC-SRCC’s policies for inspections, confidentiality, and conflict of interest. They receive training on the proper conduct of inspections for ICC-SRCC. If there are any concerns or questions regarding the inspector assigned, manufacturers should contact ICC-SRCC right away.

In most cases, inspections are conducted by a single inspector. But some inspection providers may involve more than one inspector with different specialties, or for training purposes. A lead inspector will be identified who will serve as the primary point of contact for both the manufacturer and ICC-SRCC.

Occasionally, ICC-SRCC staff or representatives may attend and witness an inspection for quality control purposes. This is done to monitor the quality of the service they provide and ensure consistency between inspection providers, and results in no additional costs to the listee.