I am privileged and proud to have qualified under the SP207 BAFE scheme for residential high-rise buildings, and am at present both the only independent designer and also the only participant who is also a BAFE 205 certified risk assessor.
More than 120 firefighters spent about three hours tackling the blaze at the New Providence Wharf estate tower blocks.
The recent HMG announcement that a £30m fund has been set up to provide support for waking watch costs for buildings with external cladding issues and no AFD provision seems on the face of it to be great news, however scratch at this a little and you can see that whilst it is welcome it…
The number of low and medium rise residential buildings with serious fire and life safety deficiencies is high but as they are not high rise they have slipped off the radar in most cases.
As part of the program of works to obtain certification under the BAFE SP207 scheme I have successfully taken and passed the FIA internal exam on BS 8629 and will now be pushing on towards certification under SP207 for sites with simultaneous evacuation requirements in January 2021.