What Fire Protection Accreditations To Look Out For – Albion Detection System
Attaining Fire Protection Accreditations is essential for companies to recognise and adhere to the latest British fire safety standards.
Both to avoid fire safety negligence and to ensure all who work in or visit your premises are protected from the risk of fire and its consequences.
There are several professional bodies which offer third-party fire protection accreditation to companies responsible for the installation and maintenance of your firefighting and fire prevention equipment.
In addition to your own business and your designated responsible person – on whom the responsibility for all fire safety measures ultimately falls.
The most widely recognised and trusted of these accreditation companies is BAFE, the independent register of quality fire protection and fire safety providers.
These companies work to represent accredited members and provide the highest quality training available, as well as helping to promote and shape legislation and professional standards in fire safety.
In addition to ensuring your chosen installer is equipped with the skills and experience to help you attain the level of fire protection equipment your business truly needs, choosing an accredited company also helps you to stay on top of the latest fire safety regulations and responsibilities.
Simply checking your chosen company is accredited with the correct bodies is not enough.
You must ensure they are adequately accredited for the service or fire safety provision you need.
These accreditations are broken down into recognisable certifications which span areas such as
- Fire Alarm System
- Service & Maintenance
- Fire Extinguisher Maintenance
If your chosen installer or maintenance personnel do not possess the correct accreditation for the service you need to purchase, you could be at risk of a Fire Safety Order and subject to prosecution.
Ensuring you select competent suppliers is both legally required and practically advised, and the sheer range of schemes available makes it important to ensure you choose the right accreditation for your needs.
Failure to adhere to these requirements can result in
- Severe damage to your business through costly fines and legal costs
- Loss of property through negligently installed and maintained fire equipment.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the key accreditations to look out for when compiling your own fire protection strategy.