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BAFE resumes fire extinguisher technician assessments and BS 5306 exam invigilation
13 July 2020
BAFE IS focused on protecting assessors and fire extinguisher technicians from the threat of COVID-19. After reviewing the risk threat posed by COVID-19, BAFE has established new safety procedures to recommence fire extinguisher technician assessments for the BAFE SP101 Scheme.
BAFE is now in a position to accept bookings for assessments with immediate effect. To book an assessment contact the BAFE office via e-mail at email@example.com
The organisation has also considered the COVID-19 risk for BS 5306 examination invigilation and has established new safety procedures for this to resume from 13 July. Successfully passing this examination is part of fire extinguisher technician requirements to determine their competency under the BAFE SP101 Scheme.
BAFE has provided the external training providers who use BAFE invigilation services with its candidate and invigilator exam procedure documents which must always be followed for the foreseeable future. These training providers will be required to communicate relevant information with their delegates.
Importantly, BAFE is keen to stress that it will not pressure anybody to engage with any assessment or BS 5306 examination. The safety of everyone (assessors, technicians, training providers, exam delegates and BAFE-appointed invigilators alike) is paramount and, therefore, the final decision will be down to the individual.
All parties involved in these processes are required to wear a face covering (ie mask) with the addition of any other PPE (eg gloves/visor) they may wish to wear to ensure they feel safe. Social distancing of 1 metre-plus is compulsory at all times (following Government guidance) and individuals must make all other parties aware as soon as possible if they or any family member has displayed symptoms of Coronavirus. NHS.UK notes these symptoms as “a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to sense of smell or taste.”
BAFE will continue to monitor the situation in collaboration with feedback from BAFE-appointed independent field assessors and invigilators, external training providers, fire extinguisher technicians and BS 5306 examination candidates.
For any further enquiries interested parties should contact firstname.lastname@example.org