The importance of BAFE regulation


The importance of BAFE regulation


BAFE, which stands for British Approvals for Fire Equipment (UK), is the independent registration body for third party certified fire protection companies across the UK.

Following the introduction of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which came into force the following year, every building must have a responsible person who carries out a fire risk assessment to ensure that the general fire precautions in the building are fit for purpose.

Who is responsible for fire safety in a business or non-domestic property?

  • An employer
  • The owner
  • The landlord
  • An occupier

What are the aims of a responsible person carrying out the fire risk assessment?

  • To identify any potential fire hazards
  • To Identify people who may be at risk
  • To evaluate, remove or reduce the risks
  • Record any findings, then prepare an emergency plan and provide training
  • Review and update the fire risk assessment regularly

It is worth mentioning that the Government’s website offers a range of guides for different types of businesses including blocks of flats, factories and educational premises, on what a fire risk assessment entails, as well as offering tips on creating an evacuation plan. Once this assessment has been carried out, many companies will choose to have a fire alarm system either installed or upgraded.

Drewlec Electrical Services is BAFE registered for the maintenance of fire detection and alarm systems. We look after systems at approximately 300 sites across Dorset and Hampshire and can arrange a servicing regime for new and existing fire alarm and emergency light systems.

BAFE provides the appointed responsible person with an easy way of finding third party certified fire protection companies. We have chosen to become BAFE registered following an independent assessment which we hope gives peace of mind to all of our current and future customers.

For more information on your potential requirements, email Drewlec Electrical Services at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01202 575757 today.



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