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BAFE - Coronavirus Latest News

BAFE - Coronavirus Latest News

Latest information from BAFE regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19).


Please refer to your Certification Body for further information regarding coronavirus and BAFE scheme assessment/s (as these are delivered via UKAS Accredited Certification Bodies licensed by BAFE).

Please refer to training providers (external of BAFE) for their own coronavirus procedures regarding BS5306 training/exam.

Please find links below for the latest information published by BAFE regarding coronavirus (COVID-19).


It is important to note information was appropriate at the time it was published. BAFE continue to monitor the situation and is taking measures to ensure everyone remains safe. BAFE will post updates on our news section when required (posts will also appear here for reference).


A message to all BAFE Registered Companies

Published 27/03/2020


IFSM publish information on performing Fire Risk Assessments during the coronavirus pandemic

Information published by IFSM 26/03/2020


Staffordshire Fire and Rescue is advising businesses to review fire risk assessments

Information published by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service 25/03/2020


BESA Webinar questions if safety providers should continue with maintenance work

Information from BESA Coronavirus Guidance Webinar 25/03/2020


Construction Industry Council help clarify critical work

Information published by Construction Industry Council 24/03/2020


Fire Sector Federation publish coronavirus update

Information published by Fire Sector Federation 24/03/2020


Coronavirus Update 24/03/2020

Published 24/03/2020


Local Councils ordered to pay contractors during coronavirus pandemic

Published 24/03/2020


Position with regard to construction sites

Information from CIC (Construction Industry Council) with regard to construction sites and latest restrictions.

Published 24/03/2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice - BAFE Office

Please note the BAFE office is temporarily closed due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. Staff safety is a priority and we will be working from home.

Published 23/03/2020


Fire safety during the coronavirus pandemic

Published 23/03/2020


Home Office informs the FIA about Key Worker status of fire safety personnel

Published 23/03/2020


Coronavirus Update - BAFE SP101 Registered Companies

Published 20/03/2020


FIA respond to the latest government advice on the Coronavirus pandemic (FIA transitions to remote learning)

Published 19/03/2020


Coronavirus Guidance for BAFE Registered Companies - Access to client premises

Published 17/03/2020


IFEDA has postponed all training courses until at least 1st June

Published 17/03/2020


Coronavirus Notice - Guidance relating to BS5306 fire extinguisher exam invigilation and fire extinguisher technician assessments

Published 10/03/2020

Further Information (External Links)*

Where do I begin with fire safety for my building?

Legal obligations nationwide require the appointed responsible person for fire safety for commercial/non-domestic premises to have adequate fire protection.

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Don't just Specify, Verify!

When sourcing help, make sure you specify competent fire safety providers and verify their Third Party Certification is appropriate and valid for the work required.

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Coronavirus Latest News

Latest information issued by BAFE regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19).

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