What is BAFE?
BAFE, is the abbreviation for the British Approvals for Fire Equipment and is the independent third party registration body for the fire protection industry.
For more than 25 years we have been developing schemes for UKAS accredited certification bodies to assess and approve companies to recognised standards. BAFE’s objective is to bring to the marketplace a registration scheme for products or services within the fire protection industry, for which third party certification has been considered appropriate. BAFE by adopting this principle helps the end user, whether this is a member of the public, industry, specifier or regulator to find their way through the maze of different schemes which proliferate within the industry.
All BAFE schemes have one underlying factor, that is ISO9001 or an equivalent Quality Management system and a published technical prescription to which organisations, products and services can be independently assessed. All of the certification bodies BAFE works with are United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) approved with a scope and experience to work within the fire protection industry.
You can visit the BAFE website at www.bafe.org.uk