BAFE SP203 Accreditation
WESCO Systems has successfully been audited for all four modules of the BAFE SP203 for the design, installation, commisioning & maintenance of fire alarm systems.
BAFE is an acronym of the British Approval of Fire Equipment accreditation body - one of two that meets the requirement of new legislation relating to fire alarm systems introduced recently by the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA).
These prestigious accreditations are only awarded to companies who can demonstrate the most rigorous and professional working practices
BAFE check all our systems, engineers, procedures, insurance, false alarm analysis, maintenance completion times, call out response and much more.
The following organisations all recommend you have an approved service and system in place:
- The Government
- Insurance Companies
- The Fire Brigade
- The Association of British Insurers
- Local Councils
Legal requirements for building owners
As part of The Regulatory (Fire Safety Law) Reform Order (The RRO) a fire safety provider should be able to prove his competence in his chosen field, just as with Gas or Electricity. The Government now recommends that you should choose a company who is approved with a 3rd party inspectorate such as BAFE.
A building owner, manager, landlord, responsible person or any person who owns, runs the business or looks after the alarms system cannot pass on liability to a fire safety company by simply saying they chose a fire company to do this work. You should be able to prove you chose a competent company to look after fire safety requirements in accordance with The RRO.
Only by choosing a company who has passed the high standards of BAFE can you ensure you have a professional service and system in place with the added peace of mind that you are covered.
Fire Brigade requirements
The Fire Brigade now recommends you have your systems / service installed by an approved company through a 3rd party inspectorate such as BAFE.
The Fire Brigade recommends you chose a BAFE approved company to carry out your fire safety work.
Also The Fire Brigade is now phasing in a procedure where they will not now respond to a fire alarm signal (from a monitored fire alarm system) unless it is installed by a BAFE approved company and has a unique reference number (URN).
Take advice from the very best professionals and seek a BAFE approved system.
Most insurance companies recognise the need for a professionally installed and maintained fire system.
Insurance companies need the peace of mind that a professional service will be in place and that all measures have been taken to ensure fire safety is of the highest standard. That's why the major insurers and most insurance organisations now recommend or specify a BAFE approved company to install or maintain fire safety systems and services