Third party accreditation (or certification) is the best way for you to gain assurance when sourcing fire safety contractors or products. It provides you with the peace of mind that your suppliers have been independently verified, are regularly audited or certified and are competent to undertake the work you need. It also assures they are working to relevant standards and best practice.
Why is third party accreditation so important?
You wouldn’t use a gas engineer without ensuring they were on the Gas Safe Register, so why use a fire risk assessor, fire sprinkler system installer, fire alarm installer or fire door installer who hasn’t been through similar rigorous approval. There are currently no legal minimum qualification requirements for many trades and services within the fire industry, so using third party approved contractors is the best way to know your business and staff are in safe hands.
How does it work?
Third party approval is issued to an individual, a company or a product depending on the nature of the scheme. Schemes are defined, administered and audited between professional trade bodies and experienced regulatory bodies such as UKAS and Ofqual. The regulatory body (or third party) monitors the robustness, relevance and validity or each scheme and will amend or update parameters as required.
How to find a third-party accredited company:
YOU ALREADY HAVE! BBFS is third-part accredited fire risk assessor.
Director of BBFS.