BAFE Schemes

Withdrawn - BAFE SP201 Fire Detection and Alarm Systems (LPS 1014)

BAFE SP201 Fire Detection and Alarm Systems (LPS 1014) Scheme

BAFE SP201

Please note this scheme has been withdrawn as of 31/03/2023. Please see further information available in the download section on this page.

The BAFE SP203-1 competency scheme (for the design, installation, commissioning, and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems) continues to operate as normal.

Important Statement of Clarification (28/07/2022)
With the announced withdrawal of BAFE SP201 (active until 31/03/2023) a misleading post on LinkedIn (now removed) was brought to our attention claiming that the LPS 1014 scheme is the only third-party certificated scheme available for Fire Detection and Fire Alarm System work. This was not a true statement, with the BAFE SP203-1 competency scheme continuing to operate as normal and remains available for third-party certification assessment to determine the competency of organisations who provide design, installation, commissioning, and/or maintenance fire detection and fire alarm system work. The BAFE SP201 scheme previously accepted LPS 1014 certification as evidence of appropriate third-party certification to become BAFE Registered for Fire Detection and Fire Alarm works (alongside our own BAFE SP203-1 scheme). From 31/03/2023 this will no longer be the case, with organisations being required to achieve BAFE SP203-1 Registration to remain BAFE Registered for Fire Detection and Fire Alarm works. Both the BAFE SP203-1 scheme and BRE Global (LPCB) LPS 1014 scheme continue to operate as normal. We trust this clarifies any confusion.