All BAFE registered organisations have been independently assessed to determine quality evidence of their competency to confidently deliver specific fire safety services.
BAFE develops schemes (based on defined quality standards and industry best practice) for fire safety organisations to achieve third-party certification. This provides independent evidence of their competency to offer specific fire safety works. BAFE has dedicated Scheme Technical Committees (Monitoring Groups) for each Scheme which meet regularly to ensure they continue to support quality standards which represent the highest levels of competency and best practice within the industry.
Organisation assessments are performed exclusively by UKAS Accredited Certification Bodies (licensed by BAFE) to confirm the “competence, impartiality and performance capability of these evaluators.” - https://www.ukas.com/about-us/about-ukas
Organisations are only permitted to become BAFE registered and appear on the national BAFE Fire Safety Register whilst they hold the appropriate/valid third-party certification and continue to meet the criteria of the relevant BAFE Scheme (checked via regular assessments, usually performed on an annual basis). This establishes robust evidence of competency (for specific works/services) that demonstrates the provider’s commitment to quality.
BAFE is completely independent and therefore is a totally unbiased party to help premises managers (and others) source and verify evidentially competent providers for required fire safety work. BAFE registered organisations nationwide, from large nationals to smaller regional businesses and sole providers, have all achieved the same high quality competency criteria of one or more of the specific Schemes that BAFE offer.
If you require fire safety services for your premises, specify and verify BAFE registration (to the appropriate Scheme) to be sure that the companies providing them work to best industry practice, meet all the appropriate standards, and are independently assessed regularly.