Fire Prevention and Sprinkler System Installation and Maintenance Fitter blue card
This category of card is intended for those whose work includes the installation, servicing and maintenance of fire sprinkler systems.
As there is no recognised National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) or Vocational Qualification (VQ) which specifically covers this job role, the qualification requirements for this occupation have been set as follows. As there is no recognised National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) or Vocational Qualification (VQ) which specifically covers this job role, the qualification requirements for this occupation have been set as follows.
Applicants must provide evidence of having completed either of the following qualifications:
- SFJ/IQ Awards Level 2 Certificate in Fire Sprinkler Installation – British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (BAFSA)
- Residential Sprinkler Association (RSA) / Xact Training BS9251 Code of Practice Sprinkler Installation training course
Those who meet the qualification requirement can, assuming they have also met all other card requirements (i.e. passed a valid Health, Safety and Environmental test) proceed to complete the PMES Related Occupations card application form. When completing the form, the ‘Fire Prevention and Sprinkler System Installation and Maintenance Fitter’ card box should be ticked on the front page and evidence of having passed the above qualification should be included with the application form.
The standard fee for this card is £40.00 (Fast track service is available for £100.00).
If you are applying for a free card, please download a copy of the application form and submit your application either by email or hard copy. We cannot accept online applications for free cards.
What are my options if I don’t meet the qualification requirements?
If applicants cannot provide evidence of having completed the qualifications stipulated, there are two options open to them:
- Undertake the training that will provide them with the required qualification(s)
- Apply for an alternative type of card. The JIB-PMES CSCS green Labourer card is available to those who complete the one-day CITB ‘Site Safety Plus – Health and Safety Awareness’ course and who pass the CITB Operative Health, Safety and Environmental test.