SSAIB has certificated its first company to the BAFE SP205 UKAS-accredited scheme. Paul Gotthardt, Director of Fire Safety Solutions, received his certification in a presentation by Geoff Tate, SSAIB’s Chief Executive. The SP205 scheme enables anyone required by law to carry out a fire risk assessment of a premises, and who employs a specialist third party company to provide this, to demonstrate that they have taken the necessary reasonable steps to comply with legal obligations and requirements under fire safety legislation. Fire Safety Solutions, based in Burnley, Lancs, is an independent provider of specialist consultancy services including fire risk assessment. Besides those responsible for carrying out fire risk assessments, the certification service will also benefit fire risk assessment providers.