Fire protection equipment

Issue date January 2017



All fixed and loose fire equipment must be specified as BAFE approved and arrangements for the supply and installation are to be included as part of the project. (see Fire Safety Strategy)

BAFE is a government recognised body whose aim is to ensure the quality of all fire protection equipment and related services. If a product is BAFE approved it may be assumed that it complies with the relevant British Standards. The precursor to listing in most BAFE schemes is company registration to an appropriate ISO 9000 standard by a UKAS accredited certification body who has the scope to work within the fire protection industry.


Loose equipment and existing hose reels are to be serviced once a year (see fire safety policy and logbook). All fixed equipment is to be serviced and maintained in accordance with the manufacturers instructions and in accordance with any relevant legislation or codes of practice. This work will be carried out by OCC FM Single Service Provider.


The cost of both loose and fixed equipment required as a result of a particular project needs to be identified as part of the capital costs before the contract is let.

Routine servicing/replacement costs are charged to establishments budgets.