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BAFE Fire Safety Register launch new first of its kind competency scheme

Wednesday 4th December 2019

PRESS RELEASE 04/12/2019

BAFE have launched a new scheme to assess the competency of dry riser/wet riser service and maintenance providers.


With over 12 months in development including a public consultation, BAFE have worked with industry experts to establish robust criteria to assess and determine evidence of a provider’s competency to deliver maintenance of dry and wet risers/falling installations.


The BAFE Competency of Organizations for the Service & Maintenance of Dry and Wet Riser/Falling Installations (SP105) Schemeis the first of its kind to assess competency to deliver this service. Chris Auger, Head of Schemes – BAFE, said:


“It’s crucial that BAFE represent the best levels of quality for the fire safety industry to achieve. There are possibly thousands of dry and wet riser installations nationwide and we acted on the fact that a method of determining a provider’s competency to deliver this important service was required. I am very happy to say we have delivered this to the industry, and I am confident this is a crucial step forward in the current climate of fire safety competence.”


Stephen Adams, Chief Executive – BAFE, added:


“BAFE continues its commitment in developing and maintaining our competency schemes in support of the Responsible Person [Duty Holder/end users] and specifiers of fire safety services. The new SP105 Scheme demonstrates this, offering a way to easily source an evidentially competent provider for wet and dry riser maintenance – an area I’m honestly surprised the industry has not demanded until now.”


Further information regarding the BAFE Competency of Organizations for the Service & Maintenance of Dry and Wet Riser/Falling Installations (SP105) Scheme can be found on the BAFE website http://bit.ly/BAFESP105 

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