The Nationally Accredited Fire Risk Assessors Register (NAFRAR) has been introduced by the Institute to ensure that those assessors who are eligible to register must have been through a process that has recognised their achievement at the highest standards and levels of competency for fire risk assessors that is available. This means that their experience and competency has been successfully examined and tested by an independent third party accreditation / certification scheme.
People using the register are reminded to read the important notes provided prior to entering the register, the conditions of which you must accept before proceeding.
Currently, there are two schemes providing third party accreditation which are accepted by NAFRAR. The first is the Warrington Certification Ltd. FRACS scheme and the second is the BAFE SP 205 Scheme.The FRACS scheme accommodates both individuals and companies who wish their fire risk assessors to be individually certified as competent. There are two FRACS schemes available, one for individuals and one for companies who offer fire risk assessments.
Information, application fees and application forms are available from the Warrington Certification website or enquiries about applications should go directly to: [email protected]
BAFE SP 205 Scheme is slightly different. For IFSM members who are looking for a UKAS accredited scheme to certificate their company’s activities, the BAFE scheme SP205 is one which can be considered. There are 3 Certification Bodies delivering this scheme (NSI, SSAIB and Elecsa/Certsure) and they will each have a scale of charges, dependant on the work required.
Members should remember that NAFRAR is a scheme for individual assessors who have proved their own competence. This can be done through BAFE SP205 either by a person being a ‘Nominated Person’ for an organisation applying for the scheme or as an individual tested as a ‘Validator’ under the scheme. At the present time, the scheme does not issue certificates of competence to individuals but the Institute will accept written proof from any of the certification bodies that a named individual has been tested for his/her competence as a Validator or Nominated Person.
Members should ensure that their application form for NAFRAR is submitted with the written proof from the certification body of their individual competency. This can be an email, letter etc as long as it identifies by name the individual.
- This scheme has been developed to help the building ‘Responsible person’ meet the requirements for Fire Risk Assessments under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) order2005
- SP205 certificated Companies must have appropriate technical and quality management capabilities.
- It is designed to accommodate organisations of every size