/ Fire Gold and Silver – How to Apply

Come and meet the team and attend our friendly Application Workshop.  The workshop is designed specifically to guide you through the application process and answer any questions you may have. For more information please contact the applications team on 01628 764838 or view our training page for dates.

You will find all the information on this page that is required to submit your Fire Gold or Silver application to NSI.

  • Fire Detection & Alarm Systems
  • Fixed Gaseous Fire Suppression Systems
  • Competency of Portable Fire Extinguisher Organisations and Technicians
  • Emergency Lighting Systems

All the forms you need to complete can be downloaded.  To avoid unnecessary delays, please be ready to meet the scheme requirements when submitting an application.

If you would like more information or to obtain a quote, please contact the NSI Applications Team on 01628 764838.

Please send your application forms and additional documentation by e-mail to : applications@nsi.org.

Our Applications team are here to help you if you have any queries. Please feel free to e-mail or call them on T: 01628 764838 or 01628 764855

1. Helpful Documentation;

We would advise you to read the following documents before completing your application.

2. BAFE Scheme Documents

  • SP203-1 Design, Installation, Commissioning & Maintenance of Fire Detection & Fire Alarm Systems
  • SP203-3 Design, Installation, Commissioning & Maintenance of Fixed Gaseous Fire Suppression Systems
  • SP203-4 Design, Installation, Commissioning & Maintenance of Emergency Lighting Systems
  • SP101 – Competency of Portable Fire Extinguisher Organisations and Technicians

3. Application Check List – Documentation to Submit

3.1 Application Form and Annex

Please complete the main application form and relevant Annex.

3.2 Financial Information

For start-up companies:
A two year projected business plan is required to include a Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet. To help you, click here for a model Projected Business Plan and Notes.

Companies trading between one and two years:
Please provide one year’s statutory accounts and one year’s projected business plan to include Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet. To help you, click here for a model Projected Business Plan and Notes.

Companies trading for two years or more:
Sole traders and partnerships should send two years’ statutory accounts to include Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet. Limited companies trading for two years or more may be required to provide additional information.

3.3 Personal Data Forms

A Personal Data Form  must be submitted for Directors, Partners, and Shareholders (with 10% or more of the shares).

All Qualifying Managers, Qualifying Managers and Nominated Designers must complete a Fire Industry Competence Form.

3.4 Quality Systems Documentation – Fire Gold Applicants Only

You should submit your Quality manual, procedures and engineering instructions complying with ISO 9001, BAFE scheme document  and the relevant Quality Schedule:

Additional Information (downloadable pdfs)

3.5 Useful Templates- Fire Silver Applicants

Here are some useful templates which you may wish to use in your business

3.6 Training/Qualification Requirements for Emergency Lighting Applicants

Engineers must have attended and passed an ICEL Competent Engineers Course or equivalent. Engineers (and designers where relevant) must also have the necessary electrical competence, guidance of which can be found under the relevant modules in the BAFE SP203-4 scheme document.