BAFE Schemes

BAFE SP203-1 Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems

BAFE SP203-1 Design, Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance of Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems Scheme

BAFE SP203-1 Assessment and Registration Process

A step by step process of how to become Third Party Certificated and BAFE Registered to the BAFE SP203-1 Design, Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance of Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems Scheme can be found below.

Please Note

The BAFE SP203-1 Design, Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance of Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems Scheme Document outlines all the requirements for gaining BAFE SP203-1 Registration (see Downloads). The step by step information below is an outline of the process.

Important Information - Modular Scheme
The suite of SP203 Schemes available are modular. This means organizations can become Third Party Certificated for one or more of the following modules: Design, Installation, Commissioning and/or Maintenance. Please specify which of these four modules you would like to become Third Party Certificated for when contacting relevant Certification Bodies for assessment.

Step 1

Check requirements of the BAFE SP203-1 Scheme – download and read the BAFE SP203-1 Scheme Document (see Downloads). 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 organization complies with all the necessary requirements.

Step 2

UKAS Accredited Certification Bodies (licensed by BAFE) deliver the BAFE scheme assessments. Please contact your chosen Certification Body directly to discuss the BAFE SP203-1 assessment process and costs for this (BAFE SP203-1 fees are included within the Certification Body assessment costs, you do not pay any fees directly to BAFE for this Scheme).

Certification Body Contact Information for BAFE SP203-1 Assessment

Your chosen Certification Body will deliver the BAFE SP203-1 scheme assessment and will also want to see evidence of work undertaken. On satisfactory completion of the assessment the applicant organization will be awarded Third Party Certification to the scope of BAFE SP203-1.

Step 3

When you have achieved Third Party Certification to the scope of SP203-1, your chosen Certification Body will inform BAFE directly of this (including information of a Primary Contact, Named Designers and any key personnel on BAFE’s request).

Step 4

Your organization will then be added to the BAFE Fire Safety Register online, which will enable all users searching for Third Party Certificated BAFE Registered Companies for this service to access your information.

BAFE will then send out a welcome pack including your BAFE SP203-1 Registration Certificate. At this point you will be permitted to display the BAFE SP203-1 logo and promote your BAFE SP203-1 Registration where appropriate (please contact BAFE for digital versions of the BAFE SP203-1 logo for use on web/print/vehicles).

Important Information
Once Third Party Certificated and BAFE Registered to BAFE SP203-1, your organization will be subject to ongoing assessments by your Certification Body (usually on an annual basis) to ensure that you continue to comply with the BAFE SP203-1 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 SP203-1 assessment for more information.