What is BAFE?

BAFE is the independent registration body for third party certified fire protection companies across the UK. A national independent register of quality fire safety service providers.

They develop schemes to support quality standards for fire protection companies to achieve and become third party certified.

If you require fire protection services for your premises then you need BAFE to be sure that the company that provides them meets all the appropriate standards and are independently audited.

We are certified to the following schemes:

Fire Detection and Alarm Systems


Scheme No. SP203-1

If you require a fire detection and alarm system, you need a company registered to the BAFE Fire Detection and Alarm Systems SP203-1 scheme. The SP203 schemes are modular, so ensure they are certified in the area you require. These areas are: system design, installation, commissioning and maintenance.

Competency of Portable Fire Extinguisher Organisations and Technicians

Scheme No. SP101

If you require maintenance services on your fire extinguishers, you need a company registered to the BAFE Competency of Portable Fire Extinguisher Organisations and Technicians SP101 scheme. With this scheme you can also request to see the technicians BAFE ID card that is issued only after a successful registration of that technician.

Life Safety Fire Risk Assessment


Scheme No. SP205

If you are the Responsible Person (or Duty Holder in Scotland) you hold the responsibility for the adequacy of your company’s Fire Risk Assessment by law, rather than the assessor themselves. To ensure you are using a competent provider you should be using a BAFE registered company.