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Nobel Awarded New BAFE Scheme Certificate

Commercial kitchenWe are delighted to announce Nobel Fire Systems has been awarded the new BAFE (British Approvals for Fire Equipment) scheme certificate for kitchen fire suppression systems.

The new scheme (SP206) was originally set up to verify the competency of companies who install and maintain commercial kitchen fire suppression systems. Launching at the end of 2018, the scheme took almost two years to develop with the support of insurers, equipment manufacturers and trade associations from the fire and catering industries. Nobel’s Managing Director, Ian Bartle, also played a key role in developing the scheme as part of the steering committee of industry experts. This scheme is vital for the industry as fires starting in kitchens that go unchecked can cause major disruption to a business with time-consuming, costly consequences.

BAFE’s new scheme has been developed to provide end users of kitchen equipment with the confidence and peace of mind that their kitchen fire suppression systems have been installed and/or maintained by a provider who has been independently assessed for their competency. The certification scheme covers the design, installation, commissioning, recharge and maintenance of kitchen fire suppression or protection systems.

The BAFE Kitchen Fire Protection Systems Scheme (SP206) observes best practice including LPS 1223 (fixed fire extinguishing systems for catering equipment) and the UL 300 (Fire Testing of Fire Extinguishing Systems for Protection of Commercial Cooking Equipment) Approval Standards.

NSI, who carried out the surveillance audit on behalf of BAFE, went through all of Nobel’s processes for installation and maintenance from quotation to final commissioning and all stages in between. They also did a full audit of Nobel’s quality management system. Nobel achieved an NSI Gold certification as a result of these audits. NSI’s surveillance visits will be ongoing and site audits will be chosen at random.

Nobel is now one of only three companies who has been awarded this certification.

Find out more about Nobel’s certified kitchen fire suppression systems here or call us on 01706 625 777.