BAFE SP203 Modular Scheme for Fire Detection & Alarm Systems

The Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) encourages Responsible Persons to use only third party certificated companies recognised by United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) for the Design, Installation, Commissioning & Handover, Verification and Maintenance of Fire Detection & Alarm Systems to BS 5839-1.

BAFE (British Approval of Fire Equipment) Accreditation

Third party certification bodies should not be confused with trade associations; they are set up so that no one stakeholder can hold influence.

The two leading UKAS approved third party certification bodies for the fire industry are the NSI and SSAIB.  Both can certify for British Approvals for Fire Equipment (BAFE) SP203 or to the Loss Prevention Council Board (LPCB) LPS1014 standards.  To qualify for accreditation, applying companies must demonstrate the most rigorous and professional working practices in all aspects of its operation.

CIA was one of the first companies nationwide to gain NSI BAFE SP203 accreditation.  All our systems are designed, installed, commissioned and maintained to standards laid down by the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA).

Why Choose a Company Who is 3rd Party Certified?

The public relies on experts to provide them with the right fire alarm system and equipment to protect property and human life.   Not all fire alarm installers are fully competent but until an incident occurs, no one can know.

However, a company with UKAS third party accreditation is proof that they deliver the best advice and the highest standards.

End users will know that third party certificated companies have met the requirements of the FRS, insurance companies and Building Control’s fire officer, where necessary.

Third party certificated companies also operate a complaints service in the exceptional event that there is a problem.

Another very valid reason for choosing a third party accredited company is that in extremes, if there was a fatality resulting from fire in a commercial property, the responsible person would be able to prove that they had taken every possible measure to protect property and life over and above the British Standard.

CIA Are NSI BAFE 3rd Party Accredited to SP203

CIA has BAFE SP203 accreditation in all four modules of design, installation, commissioning and maintenance which demonstrates that we offer a service and product of the highest integrity.

We cover the counties surrounding Hampshire (Hants), including Berkshire (Berks), Dorset, East Sussex, Surrey, West Sussex, Wiltshire (Wilts), as well as the Isle of Wight.

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  • Mr A W***** Fareham, Hampshire

    Whilst considering a security system installation, we noticed alot of properties in the area that had CIA alarm boxes installed and when we asked some local people about them, we discovered that CIA was a local well established company that had a good reputation. We’re pleased that we chose CIA as they have proven this […]

  • Mr L********* Rowlands Castle, Hampshire

    CIA are easy to contact and their staff are helpful.

  • Mr A Sharp Reading, Berkshire

    Pleasant engineer who provided an efficient service.

  • Mrs S******** Fareham, Hampshire

    Always very helpful and obliging.  Always feel that things said will happen.

  • Mr I Dxxxxx Midhurst, West Sussex

    Good service, friendly staff.

  • Mrs Ann Nash Woking, Surrey

    When I ring I speak to a real person who takes time to find my details and so can speak to me as an individual.  This personal contact is invaluable.

  • Mrs J Baldwin Portsmouth, Hampshire

    Service always top class, engineers polite and cheerful.

  • Alan Sharp Reading, Berkshire

    Pleasant engineer who provided an efficient service.

  • Dr P Darling Basingstoke, Hampshire

    Have been with CIA for over 10 years now and they have never disappointed me.  The system designer showed a great deal of professionalism and expertise as well as being personable.

  • Mr A Price, Price Motors Waterlooville, Hampshire

    All people I encountered were a credit to CIA.

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