Specifying Third Party Certification and BAFE Registration

Specifying Third Party Certification and BAFE Registration

The following areas of specific fire safety work that the BAFE Schemes cover are listed below. This information notes appropriate wording on how to specify BAFE Registered Companies to help fulfil your obigations.

BAFE Schemes are developed to support quality standards and best working practice within the fire safety industry.

This quality level of evidential competence will assist specifiers/procurement officers to meet obligations under the applicable fire safety legislation and should be used as a clear statement of requirements in contracts, tenders, and specifications.

When agreeing a contract, specifiers want to ensure that appropriate Third Party Certificated providers are being employed. Specifying (and verifying) these requirements will demonstrate full due diligence has been exercised in sourcing external help to fulfil fire safety work.

In the instance that you require specific services that the BAFE Schemes do not cover, it is still strongly advised to check if your chosen provider is appropriately Third Party Certificated via another organisation.

*The LPS 1014 Scheme is recognised as a quality option at the same level as the BAFE SP203-1 Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems Scheme (all modules: Design, Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance). Organizations registered to the BAFE SP201 (LPS 1014) Scheme appear in the BAFE Fire Safety Register with registered organizations to the BAFE SP203-1 Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems Scheme.

**Organizations registered to the BAFE SP202 (LPS 1204) Scheme appear in the BAFE Fire Safety Register with registered organizations to the BAFE SP203-3 Fixed Gaseous Fire Extinguishing Systems Scheme.

In the instance that you require specific services that the BAFE Schemes do not cover, it is still strongly advised to check if your chosen provider is appropriately Third Party Certificated via another organisation.