HM Fire Service Inspectorate in Scotland (HMFSI)

Overview

Her Majesty's Fire Service Inspectorate (HMFSI) is independent of Scottish Government and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS).

We inspect and report on the SFRS with the purpose of assuring the public and Scottish Ministers that it is working in an efficient and effective way, and to promote improvement in the Service.

These inspections cover local scrutiny, partnership working and engagement between SFRS and councils.

We also carry out thematic review inspections, provide independent advice to Scottish Ministers and have certain functions relating to non-domestic fire safety.

Our scrutiny plan 2016 to 2021 sets out our intended inspection programme. The accompanying summary table is regulary reviewed and updated to reflect ongoing inspection activity.

Local area and thematic inspection reports

Local area and thematic inspections we currently have underway are:

Find out more about our approach to local area inspections.

Read published local area and thematic inspection reports.

Members

HM Fire Service Inspectorate is led by Simon Routh-Jones QFSM, FIFireE, FCMI, Chief Inspector of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

There are three assistant inspectors, who are appointed by Scottish Ministers, and a small business support team.

In addition to this core team, HMFSI offers opportunities for members of SFRS staff to join us on secondment and to assist with specific inspection themes.

Read the HMFSI secondment policy.

Documents