Cannon Fire Protection Awarded New BAFE SP206 Scheme Certificate
We are delighted to announce that our sister company 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 in 2018 by BAFE as a means of verifying the competency of companies who install and maintain commercial kitchen fire suppression systems.
The scheme took almost two years to develop with the support of insurers, equipment manufacturers and trade associations from the fire and catering industries.
Fire industry/insurance data reveals food and drink related fires are statistically the third most likely cause of large fires, also accounting for nearly 10% of all large loss fires. Fires involving restaurants and cafes represent some 42% of all fires within the food and drink sector put together.
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.
BSI, who carried out the surveillance audit on behalf of BAFE, went through all of Cannon Fire Protection’s processes for installation and maintenance from quotation to final commissioning and all stages in between. They also did a full audit of Cannon Fire Protection’s quality management system.
Nicola Roberts, Operations Director commented,
“Achieving this accreditation continues to demonstrate that as a business we are committed to third party accredited schemes providing a focus on delivering the best possible service to our customers through quality products and procedures.”
Cannon Fire Protection are now one of seven companies in the UK who have been awarded this certification.
SafeContractor (Cannon Fire Sprinklers)
Achieved SafeContractor accreditation on 12th November 2019, This certificate is valid until 12th November 2020.
Fire Protection: Fire Sprinkler Systems Installation / Maintenance
In 1999, SupplyLine was born. After further development, the product was expanded to provide web-based access to its clients and was re-branded as SafeContractor in 2003. SafeContractor was initially developed as a bespoke project for a Property Management client and is now one of the UK’s leading health and safety schemes.
About Cannon Fire Sprinklers
Cannon Fire Sprinklers Ltd is a sister company to Cannon Fire Protection which has over 30 year’s experience. Cannon has developed an excellent reputation within the fire protection industry throughout the United Kingdom and Europe.
Independent auditing of our quality management systems, contracting and service operations ensures the very best provision of support in our sector and is a member of the FPA.