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Accreditations

Richard Thorpe Fire Safety Services is an accredited member of the following organisations:
(Click on the organisation logos or headings to access the organisation websites).

British Approvals for Fire Equipment (BAFE)
British Approvals for Fire Equipment (BAFE)
Established in 1984, BAFE is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving standards in fire protection. It is supported, amongst others, by government, Trading Standards, and the Heath and Safety Executive. BAFE adopts third-party certification schemes developed by independent certification bodies and, where there are no relevant schemes in place, develops its own.
 
Fire Industry Association (FIA)
Fire Industry Association (FIA)
Formed in April 2007, the FIA is a non-profit trade association with the aim of promoting the professional status of the UK fire safety industry. The FIA was born out of a merger between two long-standing and well-respected trade associations:
  • FETA (Fire Extinguishing Trade Association)
  • BFPSA (British Fire Protection Systems Association)
The two associations had long shared a common interest in the promotion of the professional status of the UK fire industry, and the FIA is proud to continue this work.
 
Independent European Certification (IEC)The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS)
Independent European Certification (IEC)
The IEC is a worldwide organisation specialising in management systems certification and accredited training courses.
The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS)
UKAS is the sole national accreditation body recognised by government to assess, against internationally agreed standards, organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection, and calibration services. Accreditation by UKAS demonstrates the competence, impartiality, and performance capability of these evaluators.
 
Buy With Confidence (BWC) - Trading Standards Approved Traders
Buy With Confidence (BWC) - Trading Standards Approved Traders
In response to concerns about 'rogue traders' which are often highlighted in the media, a partnership of Local Authority Trading Standards Services took a ground-breaking step by putting together the Buy With Confidence Scheme. The scheme provides consumers with a list of local businesses which have given their commitment to trading fairly. Every business listed has undergone a series of detailed checks before being approved as a member of the scheme.


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