I attended the BAFE SP205 launch in London last night. It was a well attended event with the "great & good" of Fire Saefty in attendance. (I do not include myself in that description however.)
The Scheme will be UKAS accredited and the aim is to ensure quality from Fire Safety Consultants and Companies. It will give assurance to Duty Holders that the Fire Risk Assessment for their premises has been carried out by persons who have had to show due diligence with knowledge, experience and skills comensurate to the task.
The accreditation process has started and the first Certificates will be issued on the 14th September 2012.
I hope the Fire Industry and the general public can accept this as a step forward in ensuring quality in their particular field.
We wouldn't accept a Fire Alarm system be installed without ensuring the the installer is approved and Certified. Why should Fire Risk Assessors be any different.
Fire Isk Assessments & Taining Ltd look forward to being the first in Scotland to be accredited and Certified.