BAFE SP101:2017 consultation
14 February 2017
IN APRIL 2016, after a lengthy consultation period and with the agreement of its Board and Council, BAFE launched a major review of its SP101 and 104 scheme (Contract Maintenance of Portable Fire Extinguishers incorporating Registered Fire Extinguisher Service Technicians).
The result of this review is the newly named SP101:2017 (Competency of Portable Fire Extinguisher Organisations and Technicians), a ‘ground up’ revision of the SP101/ST104 scheme, acknowledging that companies must ensure their technicians are skilled and always knowledgably aware of how to execute competent extinguisher maintenance and their ability remains at a high standard at all times. Changes are also proposed to the company QA requirements with a dual option of ISO9001:15 or a certificated Quality Management System.
This is now ready for public comment and BAFE is inviting feedback on these proposed changes. For further information and to download and read the proposed SP101:2017 scheme document in full, please visit www.bafe.org.uk/sp101-2017
The consultation is live from 9th January 2017 and closes 6th March 2017.
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