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Frequently Asked Questions

What areas of fire protection does BAFE cover?

Our current schemes are established on Active Fire Protection. Active Fire Protection (AFP) relates to Fire Detection (smoke, flame or heat) and alarm systems linked with this, Fire Suppression (controlling or extinguishing of fire) and the construction and maintenance of these systems in place. As the basis for all fire protection is a competent Fire Risk Assessment, BAFE also has a scheme for companies that provide this service.


The BAFE Schemes cover the following areas. Companies can become Third Party Certificated (via a UKAS Accredited Third Party Certification Body) to provide one or more of these fire safety services:



  • Fire extinguisher servicing/maintenance including sourcing, commissioning and siting (BAFE Scheme no. SP101)
  • Fire detection and alarm system design, installation, commissioning and/or maintenance (BAFE Scheme no. SP203-1)
  • Fire Risk Assessment (BAFE Scheme no. SP205)
  • Emergency lighting system design, installation, commissioning and/or maintenance (BAFE Scheme no. SP203-4)
  • Kitchen fire protection system design, installation, commissioning, recharge and maintenance (BAFE Scheme no. SP206)
  • Fixed gaseous fire suppression system design, installation, commissioning and/or maintenance (BAFE Scheme no. SP203-3)


BAFE also acknowledge the following two LPCB Third Party Certification schemes to allow BAFE Registration:



  • LPS 1014 Fire Detection and Alarm Systems (BAFE Scheme no. SP201)
  • LPS 1204 Fixed Extinguishing Systems (BAFE Scheme no. SP202)



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