How to become certificated and BAFE registered to the BAFE Competency of Portable Fire Extinguisher Organisations and Technicians (SP101) scheme
A step by step process of how to become certificated and BAFE registered to the BAFE SP101 scheme to provide fire extinguisher services can be found below.
There are now two routes to gain third party certification for the BAFE SP101 scheme. These are by gaining an ISO9001 (To the scope of BAFE SP101) certification or by a Management System (To the scope of BAFE SP101) audit. Both routes must be taken via one of the Certification Bodies licensed to deliver these audits/certification.
Step 1 – Gain third party certification (to the scope of BAFE SP101)
Check requirements. Do you have an ISO9001 (to the scope of BAFE SP101) or Management System (to the scope of SP101) certificate from a BAFE licensed Certification Body? You must have this to be registered on this scheme. (ISO9001 or Management System audit without the appropriate scope is not acceptable).
The purpose of this is to enable companies to demonstrate their competence within the relevant areas of portable fire extinguisher services through ongoing auditing by a licensed Certification Body.
For detailed information about compliance with the BAFE SP101 scheme please download the BAFE SP101 Scheme Document here
If you currently hold an ISO9001 (to the scope of BAFE SP101) or Management System (to the scope of SP101) certification please go to step 2. If not, please view our Certification Bodies List for this scheme and contact them for information on how to obtain this, which will include lead times and organisation audit costs. Once you have completed this process with your chosen Certification Body you can proceed to step 2.
Step 2 – On successful organisation certification, apply to become BAFE SP101 Registered
Complete the Organisation Application Form for BAFE SP101 (This can be filled out on the Word document and sent back via email or printed out and sent via post). Alongside the organisation application form you need to include:
Step 3 – Application Processed
Once these forms are submitted to BAFE, the organisation and technicians are given ‘Applicant’ status. During this time you are not allowed to provide works under the BAFE SP101 scheme or promote your organisation as a BAFE SP101 registered organisation.
At least one fire extinguisher technician must be fully verified before the organisation can provide fire extinguisher services under the BAFE SP101 scheme.
Step 4 – BAFE Registration
Once your organisation has been approved and registered with at least one verified BAFE Registered Fire Extinguisher Technician, the organisation will be added to the national BAFE Register as a BAFE SP101 Fire Extinguisher Service Provider.
The organisation will then be sent an invoice for the BAFE SP101 Registration annual fee of £170+VAT which is charged pro-rata for the first year.
At this point you will be allowed to use the BAFE SP101 logo to promote your independently assessed competency to provide these services and your organisation will be added to the online register at www.bafe.org.uk
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