Based in Richmond, North Yorkshire, The Fire Safety Company has attained four BAFE scheme registrations, using the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) as its UKAS accredited certification body.
Currently, the company is the only organisation to have achieved this number of BAFE scheme registrations.
At a presentation at Head Office on 2 August, William Hague – the foreign secretary and local MP – presented presented the organisation with its NSI framed certificates and medals to commemorate this significant achievement.
The most recent registration achieved by The Fire Safety Company is for BAFE’s Life Safety Fire Risk Assessment Scheme (SP205), adding to Fire Detection and Alarms (SP203-1), Emergency Lighting Systems (SP203-4) and Contract Maintenance of Portable Fire Extinguishers (SP101).
Sanjay Saggar, managing director of The Fire Safety Company, commented: “Naturally, I’m delighted that we are the first UK fire protection business to achieve this distinction. The accolade truly upholds the hard work the team has put into our company and unmistakably demonstrates our expertise and continual commitment to give our clients the very best in terms of service and quality.”
Saggar continued: “The NSI’s auditing team was firm but fair and very thorough during the auditing process. It wasn’t easy, and we wouldn’t have wanted it any other way because we want our accreditations to really stand for something.”
A very proud managing director also said: “These awards make business sense, too. It has allowed us to differentiate ourselves from every other fire protection company in the UK. We can approach clients with real credibility as a ‘Go To’ company for fire safety expertise. In truth, at The Fire Safety Company we realise that this was the easy part. The challenge for us is to maintain these high standards day in, day out in the years to come. We look forward to working with the NSI as our fire safety compliance champions.”
“Unquestionable commitment to the profession”
Jeff Little, the NSI’s CEO, stated: “This is a tremendous achievement for Sanjay Saggar and his team at The Fire Safety Company, and I congratulate them all. Attaining four BAFE Scheme registrations is no mean feat, and clearly demonstrates to the company’s customers and industry peers their unquestionable commitment to their profession. We’re delighted that The Fire Safety Company chose the NSI as its sole certification body. We’re very pleased that, in parallel to its BAFE Scheme registration, the company has attained the much coveted NSI Fire Gold and Life Safety Fire Risk Assessment Gold approvals for which they should be heartedly applauded.”
Stephen Adams, the CEO of BAFE, said: “I’m delighted to congratulate The Fire Safety Company on being the first to achieve registrations to four different BAFE schemes. Current fire safety legislation requires that the person responsible for a property takes all reasonable steps to ensure the safety of staff and customers. By using fire protection companies that have gained certification from an accredited body, they can show that they have done this.”
Adams concluded: “Sanjay Saggar and his team have shown their quality commitment across important areas of fire protection including the vital initial fire risk assessment service.”