Registrations are for individual EWS assessors and a single registration cannot be made for entire companies or more than one assessor in the same application. There is no limit to the number of assessors to be registered from the same organisation if suitably qualified but they must be applied for individually. On being approved to submit EWS-1 forms, the forms can only be accepted if bearing the name of the approved assessor.
We strongly recommend that the assessor completes their registration themselves as, in our experience, delegation of the task is prone to error and omissions that will delay the processing of your application.
If delegation of the application is unavoidable, the person completing the application should fill in the first name and surname of the assessor and not their own name during the registration process as this then correctly links the application to the assessor as opposed to the person applying on their behalf.
Registration Notice for BSIP
Please read this notice carefully and tick the Accept
with your registration.
The EWS-1 forms enable five different options to be selected comprising
and A3 and B1 and B2.
on advice from RICS, the competency requirements of the assessor differ depending on whether the
designated as A1-3 or B1-2.
The EWS-1 form states that for A1-3 forms, ‘the signatory would need the expertise to
relevant materials within the external wall and attachments and whether fire resisting
barriers and fire stopping have been installed correctly. However, this would not
include the need for expertise in fire engineering.’
For B1-2 forms,
signatory would need expertise in the assessment of the fire risk presented by external
materials and should be a member of a relevant professional body that deals with fire
built environment. This could be a Chartered Engineer with the Institution of Fire
For the submission of forms featuring buildings designated A1-3, the assessor must be a member
one of the professional bodies under Option A and applicants must provide evidence of
OPTION A -
Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE)
Architects Registration Board (ARB)
Association of Consultant Approved
Chartered Association of Building
Chartered Institute of Architectural
Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
Chartered Institution of Building
Services Engineers (CIBSE)
Construction Industry Council Approver
Inspectors Register (CICAIR)
Institute of Clerks of Works and
Construction Inspectorate (ICWCI)
Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
Institution of Structural Engineers
Local Authority Building Control (LABC)
Royal Institute of British Architects
Society of Façade Engineers (SFE)
Institute of Fire Safety Managers (IFSM)
For the submission of forms featuring buildings designated B1-2, the assessor must be a
[CEng] with the IFE or equivalent* and applicants must provide evidence of this under Option B.
*As noted above, equivalence would refer to membership of a relevant professional body that
safety in the built environment. We strongly recommend that any equivalent memberships on which
application depend should be made known to firstname.lastname@example.org before proceeding with your
note that if you complete and pay for your registration without meeting the
criteria as listed, your registration will not be approved and you will not be entitled to
In order to submit EWS-1 forms on this portal you must be registered and confirm that you have
professional indemnity insurance in place. Registration costs £200 + VAT and the
upload fee for an EWS-1 form is £100 + VAT for an online form, or £150 + VAT for a PDF copy. Registration and upload fees are currently waived until 11th October 2021.
carried out annually to establish that all of your registration details are valid and hence a
nominal fee of
£25 + VAT will be applied for annual renewal of your registration. Those registering
Option A would be entitled to submit only those forms featuring buildings designated A1-3; any
submitted by these assessors would not be accepted. Those registering successfully under Option
entitled to submit both A1-3 and B1-2 forms. Please note that any EWS-1 forms that you submit
approval, enter the public domain and the signatory must gain approval from the building owner
access to the form is permitted.
If any of the details of your registration change, you must make this change immediately by
details under My Account on the portal's home page. The information you have entered will be
sole purpose of maintaining your registration as an EWS-1 form signatory and will not be shared
If you are in any doubt concerning this, please write to us at email@example.com before