BAFE have announced a revision of Version 7.1 to Version 8.0 of the BAFE SP203-1 Scheme Document, published 21/08/2023.
Summary of Key Changes from Version 7.2 to Version 8.0

  • BAFE SP203-1 scope reviewed to clarify focus on works performed on fire detection and fire alarm systems in
    non-domestic premises to BS 5839-1.
  • Additional scope available for works performed on fire detection and fire alarm systems in domestic premises
    (Grade A systems only) to BS 5839-6.
  • Management system procedures and records reviewed to ensure required actions are performed and
    documented appropriately.
  • Management system now has a heightened focus on appropriate behaviours (i.e. following a strong safety
    culture, always working to scheme requirements).
  • Clarification of operational locations and criteria that shall be followed to meet BAFE SP203-1 criteria.
  • Introduction of nominated Lead Individual(s) for each module who have overall responsibility for all work(s)
    and a greater focus on individual/employee competence.
  • Clarification of use of sub-contractors to protect end clients (note: this justified the removal of previous annex
    available “Rules for remote UK islands and crown dependencies where no certificated organisations exist”).
  • Clarification of certificate issuing.

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