BAFE is the independent registration body for third party certified fire protection companies across the UK. A national independent register of quality fire safety service providers.
BAFE develops schemes to support quality standards for fire protection companies to achieve and become third party certified.
This independently acknowledges their competency to provide specific fire protection services.
If you require fire protection services for your premises then you need BAFE to be sure that the companies that provide them meet all the appropriate standards and are independently audited.
BAFE is completely independent and therefore is a totally unbiased party to help competent companies and people in need of fire protection services find each other. There are registered companies across the UK and are both large nationals and smaller regional businesses who have all achieved the same high quality standards.
“We support third party certification schemes as an effective means of assuring the quality, reliability and safety of products and services, and recognise the valuable role BAFE plays in bringing to the marketplace recognised registration schemes for these products and services"
“Third-party certification schemes for fire protection products and related services are an effective means of providing the fullest possible assurances, offering a level of quality, reliability and safety that non-certificated products may lack.”
In simple terms, first party certification is when a provider tells their potential customer that they are competent and knows what they are doing.
Second party certification involves someone else – for instance another customer or a trade association – who states that they are competent.
Third Party Certification takes this to another level completely, as here an independent certification body (which is accredited by the government body UKAS), sends assessors trained in the specific skills required and working to appropriate standards, to inspect the company usually on an annual basis. They check and verify the required competencies and management systems to ensure that the provider can do what they say.
BAFE develops third party certification schemes with a range of industry stakeholders and works only with UKAS accredited Certification Bodies to thoroughly assess and approve companies to these standards.
You should use a BAFE registered company to carry out your fire protection needs. Find a BAFE registered company in your area by using our search tool
If you would like more information on this or require help on what you should be looking for please contact us
For more information on BAFE please visit our Frequently Asked Questions
Legal obligations nationwide require the appointed responsible person for fire safety for commercial/non-domestic premises to have adequate fire protection.