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BAFE Fire Risk Assessment Scheme Consultation Now Open
Friday 5th April 2019
Press Release 05/04/2019
Please note this consultation has now closed (05/04/19 - 10/05/19).
BAFE, the independent register of quality fire safety service providers, have opened a five week public consultation on its proposed revision of their BAFE SP205 Fire Risk Assessment Scheme.
The value of Third Party Certification is increasingly being recognised, and this is especially important regarding the competency of Fire Risk Assessment providers. Fire Risk Assessments are fundamental for supporting the responsible person/duty holder to ensure ongoing fire safety in buildings, so it is crucial that an evidentially competent provider is used.
The BAFE SP205 Scheme is regularly monitored and has been under review due to demand from the industry to make it more approachable for sole traders. BAFE has listened and with support from the dedicated monitoring group, made up of industry experts, has developed the proposed updated document for comment.
Chris Auger, BAFE Schemes Manager stated: “This effort to offer accessible Third Party Certification to the many Sole Traders offering Fire Risk Assessment services, is to aid the industry in leading the drive for competent providers performing this work to a high standard. This has been a challenging process, but the outcome is that both sole traders and all sizes of organisation can now become Third Party Certificated and BAFE Registered without diminishing the requirements for competence.”
Principal changes include a dedicated sole trader application process which acts as a ‘pre-audit’ assisting in preparation for the full certification body assessment for SP205. The full BAFE SP205 Fire Risk Assessment proposed Scheme Document is available to view on the BAFE website.
BAFE encourage the industry and all interested parties to read and provide comment during its open consultation period (05/04/19 – 10/05/19).
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