BAFE SP203-1

12 March 2019

Amendments have been made to the BAFE SP203-1 scheme, which is made up of four modules: 

  1. System Design 15 13 Module
  2. Installation 17 14 Module
  3. Commissioning and Handover 18 15
  4. Maintenance of the System

The BAFE Scheme was developed for organisations involved with the design, installation, commissioning/handover and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems to become third party certificated.

The modular scheme was written and developed by stakeholders from all quarters of the industry, chaired by an international fire risk professional and was officially launched in July 2002.

Those involved in the scheme are also formally listed as recognition of their competence to undertake their scope of work.

The Certificates of Compliance (C of C’s) issued by Certificated Organisations, on completion of their work, will give the customer, insurance companies and enforcing authorities the confidence that the work has been undertaken by competent persons or organisations.

This Scheme document specifies requirements to be met by Certificated Organisations (a term that is defined in Clause 4) and also includes guidance notes.

Guidance notes are advisory and are included to assist those persons needing further advice on the application and implementation of the Scheme.

Additional information relating to the operation of this Scheme can be found in BAFE Scheme document Scheme Requirements for Certification Bodies and National Accreditation Body and for the assistance of organisations seeking certification or already certificated to SP203-1. 

The scheme is delivered on BAFE's behalf by licensed UKAS accredited Certification Bodies.

Find out more and download the document.