How to become Third Party Certified and BAFE Registered to the BAFE Competency of Organisations for the Service & Maintenance of Dry and Wet Riser/Falling Installations (SP105) Scheme.
A step by step process of how to become Third Party Certified and BAFE Registered to the BAFE Competency of Organisations for the Service & Maintenance of Dry and Wet Riser/Falling Installations (SP105) Scheme can be found below.
Check requirements of the scheme – download and read the BAFE SP105 Scheme Document. Scheme and conformity requirements are listed within the document (Clause 11). For this scheme you do not need ISO9001 certification. However, you are required to have robust quality Management Systems in place. This is explained in the scheme document (Clause 10). An internal review should be performed using this document to see if your organisation complies with all the necessary requirements.
UKAS Accredited Certification Bodies (licensed by BAFE) deliver the BAFE scheme assessments. Please contact your chosen Certification Body directly to discuss the BAFE SP105 assessment process and costs for this (BAFE SP105 fees are included within the Certification Body assessment costs).
Your chosen Certification Body will deliver the BAFE SP105 scheme assessment and will also want to see evidence of work undertaken. On satisfactory completion of the assessment the applicant company will be awarded Third Party Certification to the scope of BAFE SP105.
Complete assessment with your chosen Certification Body (licensed to deliver BAFE SP105).
When you have achieved Third Party Certification to the scope of SP105, your chosen Certification Body will inform BAFE directly of this (including information of a Primary Contact and a Lead Technician).
Your company will then be added to the BAFE Fire Safety Register online, which will enable all users searching for Third Party Certified BAFE Registered Companies for this service to access your information.
BAFE will then send out a welcome pack including your BAFE SP105 Registration Certificate. At this point you will be permitted to display the BAFE SP105 logo and promote your BAFE SP105 Registration where appropriate (please contact BAFE for digital versions of the BAFE SP105 logo for use on web/print/vehicles).
Once Third Party Certified and BAFE Registered to BAFE SP105, your company will be subject to ongoing surveillance assessments by your Certification Body to ensure that you continue to comply with the BAFE SP105 Scheme requirements.
Please note this scheme is operated by UKAS Accredited Certification Bodies on our behalf and BAFE Registration fees will be included within the Certification Body assessment costs. Please discuss this with the Certification Bodies that offer BAFE SP105 assessment for more information.
Ongoing costs will be a nominal fee for the generation [and administration] of the Certificates of Conformance via your chosen Certification Body. – Please contact them directly for further information regarding this.
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