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Coronavirus Update - BAFE SP101 Registered Companies 30/07/2020
Thursday 30th July 2020
Information published 30/07/2020
BAFE earlier this month resumed technician assessments and BS 5306 Exam invigilation (where safe to do so).
Now that COVID-19 restrictions are beginning to ease, BAFE would like to now announce that refresher, asbestos awareness and health and safety training will now resume under normal conditions as required under the SP101 Scheme.
BAFE however continue to monitor the situation and is prepared to review any mitigating factors why these requirements are unable to be met at this time. If you have any reasons why a technician may not be able to complete certain requirements, please contact the BAFE office via email firstname.lastname@example.org with relevant information (including evidence of any training booked in the near future for example) and this will be reviewed by BAFE.
Chris Auger, Head of Schemes, commented:
“All Certification Bodies continue to perform BAFE Scheme assessments and this month BAFE has also resumed their normal fire extinguisher technician assessment procedures. BAFE must maintain SP101 requirements return to normal conditions to ensure knowledgeable fire extinguisher technicians continue to work in this field. We understand there may still be extenuating circumstances with some of our SP101 Registered Companies and I will be prepared to review these on a case-by-case basis. We do not wish to make circumstances difficult for anybody at this time, but quality in fire safety must continue.”
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