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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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Home Office launches call for evidence on fire safety in non-domestic premises

Employers and business owners are being asked for their views on fire safety in workplaces in England as part of a Home Office call for evidence. The central Government department is seeking feedback on the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which underpins fire safety...
Posted On 06 Jun 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
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“Unparalleled” conference programme announced for NSI’s 2019 Summit

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has unveiled an “unparalleled” conference programme for the organisation’s forthcoming NSI Summit supported by IFSEC International and which takes place on Thursday 21 March at The Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham....
Posted On 14 Feb 2019
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“Rigorous” fire risk assessment analysis to be conducted at Glasgow School of Art

An assessor is to complete a thorough and detailed compliance report at the Glasgow School of Art following two devastating fires in the past four years. The most recent fire was in June this year, of course, with the previous blaze gutting the building in 2014. The majority of...
Posted On 24 Oct 2018
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Fire and Rescue Service stresses “competent providers” should be used by businesses for fire risk assessments “if required”

During Business Safety Week 2018 on Friday 14 September, the Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service ran a live stream and Q&A on its Facebook page. While discussing fire risk assessments, fire protection officer Daryl Townsend stated that, although businesses can complete these...
Posted On 17 Sep 2018
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National Security Inspectorate voices support for World Accreditation Day 2018

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI), the UK’s most widely recognised, independent UKAS-accredited certification body approving companies within the security and fire safety sectors, has voiced its support for World Accreditation Day 2018, which takes place on Saturday 9...
Posted On 08 Jun 2018
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Leading industry associations confirm support for The Fire Safety Event 2018

Leading fire industry associations including the Institution of Fire Engineers, the Rail Industry Fire Association, the Association for Specialist Fire Protection, the Institute of Fire Safety Managers, the Association of Insurance Surveyors and the National Association of...
Posted On 24 Jan 2018
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Programme details announced for tall building fire safety events running in 2017-2018

The recent fires at Grenfell Tower in London and at The Torch in Dubai have highlighted the need for improvements in tall building design, construction, management and firefighting. With this in mind, the Tall Building Fire Safety Network – which offers regular courses and...
Posted On 22 Aug 2017
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“Attention must now focus squarely on quality of fire risk assessments” urges BAFE

British Approvals for Fire Equipment (BAFE) – the independent not-for-profit organisation that creates schemes for the fire protection industry based on UK and European Standards and Best Practice for third party certification – considers it “imperative”...
Posted On 25 Jul 2017
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