The future of individual qualifications for the fire safety industry.

The BAFE Fire Safety Register recently announced their acquisition of the FIA Awarding Organisation.

FireQual is the specialist Awarding Body for the fire protection industry working for the betterment of knowledge and skills.

With the publication of the Hackitt Review and Setting the Bar report there is a clear recommendation to support the strengthening of the competence of those involved in all aspects of building work and fire safety.

Dame Judith Hackitt stated: "The lack of a coherent approach to competence levels and experience required - or professional qualifications where these may be necessary - and how these qualifications and experience should be evidenced so that they are clearly understood by all those operating within the system." - 5.2 Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety: Final Report.

FireQual aims to play a major part within this moving forward as we look to specialise in supporting the industry ensuring we always keep our focus on what is important, the development of a consistent competency-based approach.

To this end we are currently in the process of applying for regulatory approval from CCEA Regulation, Ofqual, Qualifications Wales and SQA Accreditation ensuring that our qualifications are available to all throughout the UK.

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