Another Three BAFE Registrations for Protec

Our industry is full of standards and recommendations, and that is what it is built upon. After all, we are in the life and building protection industry, and therefore we must ensure everything we do is at the paramount of quality to ensure peoples safety. We do this by constantly reviewing and updating our Third-party registrations and Third-party accreditations, whether it’s BSI, BAFE, Intertek, BRE, FIA etc. We are pleased to announce we have recently qualified for three additional registrations with BAFE (British Approvals for Fire Equipment). These new accreditations are in the forms of BAFE 204-3, BAFE 203-4 and BAFE 206, but what are they? And what does it mean to the company going forward? What are BAFE 203-3, BAFE 203-4 and BAFE 206?

BAFE Registrations

What are BAFE 203-3, BAFE 203-4 and BAFE 206?


BAFE SP203-3

Protec offers services in the fire protection industry. We provide many fire suppression systems such as hose reels, water mist, wet or dry sprinkler systems and many more. One of the systems we provide is a gas suppression system. These systems use gas to asphyxiate a fire, starving it of oxygen, stopping the spread of fire and extinguishing it. These systems protect high-value asset establishments where the contents of the building need next-level protection due to their value. Data centres and museums are prime examples where owners like to stop their assets from being damaged or destroyed using water or foam extinguishing methods.


Gas Suppression System


The BAFE SP203-3 is the registration for the design, installation, commissioning/handover and maintenance of fixed fire suppression systems. The registration is a testament to the services we offer. It highlights that we have been assessed at every level to fulfil the industry standards when providing gas suppression systems. It proves we can offer a complete turnkey solution over the entire life cycle of a gas suppression system, from initial conception in the form of design services to the system’s ongoing maintenance long after the system installation.

The BAFE 203-3 also sits alongside our BAFE SP203-2, which is related to fixed gas suppression systems; however, the SP203-2 accreditation BRE (Building Research Establishments) operates, audits, and certifies. Whereas the SP203-3 is owned and used by BAFE themselves. The SP203-3 accreditation is also audited and certified by BSI and a kitemarked scheme. By holding both accreditations, we feel it offers a choice to installers and clients when looking for gas suppression systems. When writing this, Protec is the only fire protection company registered with BAFE to hold both the SP203-2 and SP203-3 schemes.



Kitchen fire suppression systems such as ANSUL systems are another suppression systems we provide. These systems are used in the catering and hospitality industry to protect life and property from fire caused by high-risk appliances like fryers and hobs. An ANSUL system is a wet chemical suppression system. Once a fire occurs, it extinguishes the fire via a localised sprinkler type system that releases chemicals onto the fire suffocating the fire and extinguishing it.


ANSUL Nozzles


The BAFE SP206 is the registration for the design, installation, commissioning, recharge and maintenance of Kitchen Fire Protection Systems. This registration is a testament to the services we offer, as it shows we have been assessed at every level to fulfil the industry standards when providing kitchen suppression systems. It means the kitchen suppression systems achieve assurances at every level. It is a complete service we offer, so we are there to hold your hand through your entire kitchen suppression system procurement.


BAFE SP203-4

Protec has been in the lighting industry for 35+ years. We were there back in the days of the soon to be extinct fluorescent light bulbs and continue till now, where we have environmentally friendly energy-saving LED variants. So emergency lighting has always been a system we hold in high regard.


Emergency Exit Sign


Emergency lighting is a requirement of all public buildings, and it must be maintained correctly and to the correct standards. BAFE SP203-4 is for the maintenance of emergency lighting systems. It symbolises that the company carrying the accreditation has had the appropriate training and knowledge to maintain the emergency lighting system. Protec have a vast UK network of field engineers fully trained in the maintenance of emergency lighting systems. Meaning we are ideally suited for undertaking emergency lighting maintenance contracts, be it small or large.


What Does it Mean for Protec going forward?

We spoke to our Group Conformity Manager Alan Palmer and asked that very question, and here’s what he had to say:

“These new additions to the BAFE Fire Safety Register will assist Protec Fire and Security Group Ltd to give further assurance to our customers that we can provide services in these specific areas relating to the specified competencies required in each of the BAFE Schemes.”

Should you be looking for a provider of gas suppression, kitchen suppression or thinking about a new company to maintain your emergency lighting system. Head over to our contacts page, where you can generate an email for your enquiry, and one of our dedicated sales team will be more than happy to assist you with these systems or any other system we offer.

For more information on the other registrations and accreditations, we carry head over to our accreditations page