There is growing awareness among property managers that their responsibilities for fire protection are significant. However it can be difficult to ensure that external providers of fire safety services are capable and competent.

BAFE is the independent, third party certification registration body for the fire protection industry. It develops schemes for delivery by UKAS-accredited certification bodies, to assess companies to recognised standards and supports specifiers and property managers to ensure that they get quality fire protection to match their risks.

BAFE schemes

If you are specifying the Maintenance of Portable Extinguishers, look for companies accredited to BAFE Scheme SP101/ST104. Companies are certificated to ISO9001 and all technicians are assessed to BAFE standards.

For Fire Alarm Systems, companies should hold BAFE SP203-1 scheme approval, the key measure of competence for quality fire alarm companies.

Our Emergency Lighting scheme (SP203-4), is modular and sets out staff competence, equipment and quality criteria to be met.

BAFE has also developed a scheme for companies who carry out Life Safety Fire Risk Assessments (SP205). This was launched in May 2012 and will be available from November 2012.

Using one of the more than 900 BAFE-registered companies ensures that you have taken the first steps to ensuring that your services will be provided to national, independently certificated standards.