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BAFE Scheme SP101 : New Document

BAFE has now launched a comprehensive guide to the revised SP101 scheme on the BAFE website which can be found here:


Here you will find information regarding:

  • An overview of the scheme (including an official statement regarding the change from SP101/ST104 to SP101)
  • How to become a BAFE SP101 registered organisation/technician
  • Asbestos awareness / Health & Safety training information
  • The BAFE Diploma
  • The BS 5306 Exam (where IFEDA are noted)
  • The Technician Competency Portfolio
  • How to check/validate an extinguisher technician is BAFE registered

All SP101 organisations will be contacted to remind them of the scheme changes and that the new scheme document is now in effect.

Android App from IFEDA for extinguisher commissioning

Do you install and commission fire extinguishers? Can never find the manufacturers’ stated weight to use as a reference? Problem over. IFEDA has launched an android app just for you. To find the app, priced at just £10, you can simply go on the Google Play Store and search for “IFEDA Toolbox”, alternatively you can use one of these links:

Water Quality in Fire Extinguishers

With a number of its members wondering about the quality of water used to fill fire extinguishers, especially those filled at various locations around the world. IFEDA has taken the opportunity to engage the services of a water testing company to carry out some in-depth analysis. The results can be found in the attached press-release.

IFEDA press release fire extinguisher water content June 2017

Fire & Safety Signage Course Exeter

IFEDA will be running the following course in Exeter:-

Fire & Safety Signs – A technical Perspective.

When:           25th July

Time:              09:30  1/2 day

Where:          Exeter

Cost:               £70 + vat

Course feedback includes:-  “a very enjoyable course, we learned a lot and I have already implemented a couple of instant changes. The course will certainly help with my FRA’s as to what is a requirement and what can be recommended. The half a day was about right”.       “An extremely informative and well delivered course with outstanding and comprehensive hand-outs for future reference.”

This half-day workshop covers topics such as:-

  1. Safety Signs i.e. Classification, Performance Requirements, Design principles, Geometric Shapes, Safety & Contrast Colours for Safety Signs – BS ISO 3864-1:2011. Sizes and Viewing Distances BS ISO 3864-1:2011 and BS 5499-4:2013. Photo-luminescent Safety Signs What are they and how do they work? Categorisation of Safety Signs According to BS EN ISO 7010.

Normative and Legal Framework

  1. Principles of a SWGS with reference to BS ISO 16069:2004. Location Levels, Sign Types and their Application, Markings and Strips & Escape Plans – Alarm Zone Plans
  2. Selection and Positioning of Signs For:-  Exit & Fire Doors, Fire Fighting Equipment, Warning/Hazards and Stairwells.
  3. Site Surveys:- Tips on carrying out a site survey
  4. Test:- open book exam and then discussion of the answers in case clarification is required.

Should you wish to book please email us on