Astral Fire & Security is a Certificated Organisation under the independently audited scheme BAFE SP205 Life Safety Fire Risk Assessment

What is BAFE SP205?

This scheme has been developed by BAFE (British Approvals for Fire Equipment) – an independent body in the fire industry, accredited by UKAS, which audits and certifies companies to various schemes, ensuring that they are competent to deliver the service involved.

SP205 is the specific BAFE scheme which ensures that certificated companies are competent to deliver Fire Risk Assessments, as required by the law.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 is the law which requires the building Responsible Person to meet the requirements for Fire Risk Assessments. The law requires that this assessment is “suitable and sufficient”. Furthermore the law states ultimate responsibility for a “suitable and sufficient” Fire Risk Assessment rests with the Responsible Person, rather than with the Fire Risk Assessor. Penalties for getting it wrong can be hefty, and the human consequences can be devastating and far reaching.

SP205 is your guarantee that the company you employ has been independently assessed as competent to carry out this important function. Why risk anything else?

Easy to use reports

Our advanced fire risk assessment system RiskBase provides you with a full risk assessment report, in a user-friendly format, including detailed floor plans, photographs of risk areas, priority flags and more.

The report is presented in an easy to understand format that makes it simple to plan and respond in a measured and prioritised way.

Reports can be updated online over time to reflect changes, services and more. They are also stored off site, so are easy to access in an emergency.

Solutions for every size of business

Whether you need just a one-off fire risk assessment, or an ongoing programme of support and maintenance, we can deliver a cost effective solution to protect your business, staff and customers.

If you are a small business, find out about our special Astral Fire & Security Offers, with Fire Risk Assessments starting from just £199.

If you are a large multi-site business, find out how our TOTAL solution can help you.

Find out more

Our team is on hand to answer your questions. Call us on 08456 474474 (9am – 5pm Monday to Friday) or email us at

“Fire safety protects lives and assets and fire risk assessments are a vital part of this, but it’s essential they are carried out by a properly trained and competent person. The repercussions of a poorly delivered fire risk assessment can be devastating and far reaching.”

Rob Harris, MD of Astral