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FPA’s leader strongly urges Government to mandate third party certification

Focusing on the Public Inquiry into the Grenfell Tower disaster, Fire Protection Association (FPA) managing director Jonathan O’Neill OBE has used the organisation’s annual Fire Sector Summit as a platform for urging the Conservative Government to “get on with...
Posted On 14 Nov 2019
Richard Jenkins: CEO at the NSI
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Working Together: Raising Standards in the Fire Safety Sector

Appointed by BAFE, the independent register of quality fire safety service providers, the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) provides third party certification to companies offering design, installation, commissioning and maintenance services for various fire protection and...
Posted On 30 Oct 2019
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CIC announces support for sprinkler installations in buildings above 11 metres

The Construction Industry Council, which is the representative forum for professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry, has released a statement referencing the use of sprinklers that will form the basis of its...
Posted On 21 Oct 2019
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FIM Expo 2019 features UK’s leading fire detection and alarm manufacturers

The next edition of the Fire Industry Manufacturers’ (FIM) Expo takes place at Bramall Lane in South Yorkshire, home of newly-promoted Premier League club Sheffield United FC, on Wednesday 16 October from 8.30 am until 2.30 pm. Organised as always by the Fire Industry Association...
Posted On 12 Sep 2019
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Construction and fire industries set out sweeping proposals on building safety

BAFE has welcomed the publication of ‘Raising The Bar’, the summary and reports issued by the Working Groups established after the Hackitt Review following the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. BAFE contributed significantly to a number of the Working Groups and supported...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019
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BAFE issues detailed response to Parliament’s consultation on fire safety legislation

BAFE, the independent register of quality fire safety service providers, has now officially responded to the Government’s Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 consultation. BAFE agrees strongly with the scope of the current fire safety legislation, noting the only concern...
Posted On 25 Jul 2019
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FSF chair acknowledges frustration at progress to prevent fires like Grenfell Tower

Introducing a lively debate on ‘Building a Safer Future’ at FIREX International, Michael Harper (who became the Fire Sector Federation’s chairman last year) welcomed the progress made, while also expressing the frustration professionals and residents have concerning...
Posted On 28 Jun 2019
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BAFE issues revised document for dedicated SP205 fire risk assessment scheme

Following a thorough review process and a five-week public consultation period, BAFE has now launched the revised document for fire risk assessment providers. A major point of the review was to maintain the robust certification process, while also acknowledging the large number...
Posted On 27 Jun 2019
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NSI and BAFE award landmark third party certification to Abbot Fire Group

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) and BAFE, the independent register of quality fire safety service providers, have awarded the first-ever third party certificate of approval and registration to the new Kitchen Fire Protection Systems (SP206) Scheme. The award was bestowed...
Posted On 12 Apr 2019
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BAFE SP205 Fire Risk Assessment Scheme consultation period now open

BAFE, the independent register of quality fire safety service providers, has opened a five-week public consultation period on the organisation’s proposed revision of its BAFE SP205 Fire Risk Assessment Scheme. The value of third party certification is increasingly being...
Posted On 09 Apr 2019