Member Superintendents Scheme
FOSFA currently has over 450 Member Superintendents (sometimes known as surveyors) throughout the world. Some are independent local organisations, whilst others are international groups with branches in many parts of the world. The main aim of the FOSFA Member Superintendents Scheme is to improve and standardise the level of quality and service in the interests of all parties. In many cases, it is the seller who appoints the superintendent and who pays his bill, whilst it is the buyer who parts with his money based on the documents produced. Today, the superintendent is not just a weigher and sampler; his/her expertise is needed on the cleanliness of tanks, the state of tank coatings and the compatibility of a whole variety of different cargoes.
The Federation publishes a detailed Code of Practice covering the work expected of a cargo surveyor and directly pertinent to the commodities covered by the trade. Having set up such a code (in close association with IFIA), it obviously has a very limited effect unless there are ways of its being policed. In consequence, FOSFA’s membership decided that, wherever practical, contracts should require that this important work should be restricted to those superintendents who were themselves members.
Details of the various aspects of the scheme can be found by using the following links:
- Member Superintendents Scheme
- Code of Practice for Member Superintendents
- Contractual Methods of Sampling
- Superintendent Membership Application Form