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.