Publication - Independent report

Training of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service's retained duty system personnel: HMFSI inspection report

Published: 30 Mar 2020
Safer Communities Directorate
Part of:
Public safety and emergencies

Assesses the efficiency and effectiveness of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service retained duty system training system.

38 page PDF

4.6 MB

38 page PDF

4.6 MB

Training of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service's retained duty system personnel: HMFSI inspection report
Glossary and abbreviations

38 page PDF

4.6 MB

Glossary and abbreviations

An explanation of abbreviations used can be found in below.

Acting Up: An individual who is undertaking a managerial position above their substantive position

ASN: Additional Support Needs

BA: Breathing apparatus

Education Scotland: The national body in Scotland for supporting quality and improvement in learning and teaching

EFAD: Emergency Fire Appliance Driving: training to ensure the driver has the knowledge, understanding and skill required to drive a fire service vehicle safely under emergency response conditions

FRS: Fire and Rescue Service

HMFSI: Her Majesty's Fire Service Inspectorate

HS&W: Health, Safety and Wellbeing

IC: Incident Command: safe system of work needed at an incident

ICS: Incident Command System: a framework to structure, organise and manage an incident

IT: Information Technology

LAI: Local Area Inspection

Legacy Terms and Conditions: The eight former Services in Scotland had different arrangements in place regarding RDS training

LCMS: Learning Content Management System: an online learning resource for firefighters

LGV: Large Goods Vehicle

LSO: Local Senior Officer: by law the SFRS has to appoint a LSO for each local authority area in Scotland

PDRPro: Personal Development Recording: an electronic system used by both Wholetime and Retained firefighters to record training and learning development, both from formal training and from continuous development obtained during actual incidents

RDS: Retained Duty System

R&R: Response and Resilience: operational planning to ensure the right resources are available at the right time and in the right locations

RTC: Road Traffic Collision

SD: Service Delivery: front end delivery by operational staff

SDA: Service Delivery Area: the SFRS is organised into three geographical areas for service delivery (East, North and West)

SFRS: Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

SLT: Strategic Leadership Team

Task and Task Management course: An initial training course for new entrant RDS firefighters

TED: Training and Employee Development

TfOC: Training for Operational Competence: a skills management training programme for firefighters

2005 Act: The Fire (Scotland) Act 2005