BAFE ST104 revision

In April 2016, with the agreement of the BAFE Board and Council, BAFE launched a major review of the BAFE SP101/ST104 (Contract Maintenance of Portable Fire Extinguishers incorporating Registered Fire Extinguisher Service Technicians) scheme.

This is now ready for public comment and they invite you to contribute feedback on these proposed changes.

The revised scheme is proposed to become BAFE SP101:2017 (Competency of Portable Fire Extinguisher Organisations and Technicians).

To download the revised scheme document please visit our dedicated section of the BAFE website to provide further information

The consultation is now live from today (9th January 2017) and closes 6th March 2017.

BAFE Survey – fire Extinguishers

BAFE are looking for BAFE registered fire extinguisher companies to take part in the quick survey.

If you are BAFE SP101/ST104 all primary contacts will have received an email (03/11/2016) with a link to participate. If you have not received this email please contact the BAFE office via or 0844 335 0897 and they will be happy to assist you.


This survey closes 11:45pm 05/12/2016


Stop Press – Extra Full Extinguisher Course Next Week

As the next full course in Southampton is full and the following weeks course is Caerphilly has just one space left,

Please be aware that there will be an extra 3 day initial extinguisher training course next week at the IFEDA national Office in Buckingham i.e. 1st 2nd and 3rd of November.

This is the full course as required by BS5306-3 annex A and recognized by BAFE for scheme ST104

It also carries CPD accreditation should you be signed up to that training scheme.

Following prices include all tuition, examination costs and certificate (if successful) lunch and refreshments.

Prices from £640 + vat

Please contact us on if you would like to book.

Fire Hose reel Maintenance

please be advised that there will be a one-day fire hose reel maintenance course to BS EN671-3: 2009 at our training centre near Chester on Tuesday 25th October.

Course info can be found on the training page of this website

IFEDA National Conference – Non-members

for those of you not too far away from Birmingham, as a fire protection company, you may find something of interest in IFEDA’s conference presentations which will take place on Saturday, 13:30 15th October at The Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club Nr Birmingham

There is no charge to attend the talks, but should you wish to join us for the networking buffet lunch there will be a small charge of £15 + vat.  The lunch will start at 12:30

This year our conference talks will include:-

A representative from Thornton & Lowe Tender Writing & Bid Management Services will give a presentation on aspects of tendering i.e. How to respond to a typical tender, what is the writer looking for, how you can give your tender replies more chance of success etc. This will be a longer presentation of 45 – 60 minutes. *

Justin Hargreaves from Hilti will give a presentation on aspects of fire-stopping. Are there new or possible business opportunities for you in this area of Fire Safety?

BAFE’s Chief Executive will present all the latest from BAFE and their plans for the future, and BAFE’s marketing manager, Frazer, will also be on hand to discuss any points or issues you may have.

As members of BAFE come and find out how your money/subscription is being used.

The evening will consist of networking, Dinner (having been to a tasting session I can highly commend the fare), table magic, casino night and for us youngsters there is a disco available too (despite protests the Time-Warp and YMCA will be played). This is also open to non-members but obviously charge will apply – do come along and discover the social side of IFEDA

To attend any of the above please contact Lidia in the first instance via

GOLF: For the golfers amongst us Colin Payne is arranging tee off times and a golf completion circa 13:00 on Friday 14th. If you would like to take part, please contact him direct via  AGAIN non-members are welcome but there are green fees.

  • * Due to training copyright issues this power-point presentation will not be available after the event.


Full extinguisher courses : A reminder

Please note, the course is a theory intensive course and the examination is a closed book examination, hence the reason the manual is sent out in advance. This is to give the candidate time for background reading.    It is also highly recommended that the candidate should have worked with extinguishers before attending the course as stated in BS5306-3 (annex A) “A competent person is one who has undergone an initial programme of training which includes “on the job” experience and attendance of a training course, followed by the successful completion of an examination…..”


Dry Riser Course

There will be an extra one day dry riser course:-

Venue                                   Date                                      

Bury (Manchester)           Wed 10th August                

Course information can be found on the training page of this website.

 And bookings can be made online or via Lidia on