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Publication - Strategy/plan

HM Fire Service Inspectorate in Scotland: scrutiny plan 2016 to 2021

Published: 6 Jun 2016

Priorities for the inspection of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS).

6 Jun 2016
HM Fire Service Inspectorate in Scotland: scrutiny plan 2016 to 2021

This Scrutiny Plan 2016-21 describes the role and functions of HMFSI.

The Plan set out in broad terms our intended programme for the inspection of the SFRS.  However, due to Coronavirus (COVID 19) our revised inspection activity for the immediate future is set out in the accompanying summary inspection table below. 

Our approach to our inspection programme during these circumstances will be pragmatic and flexible.

Local area inspections 

Local area Desk top analysis Remote reviews Published
Midlothian August - September 2020 September 2020  
Argyll and Bute September - October 2020 October – November 2020  
Fife To be confirmed    
Angus To be confirmed    

Thematic inspections

  Desk top analysis Remote interviews Published
Assessing the effectiveness of inspection activity October – December 2019 On hold then recommenced June 2020 Ongoing
Management of Resources – Review of Operational and Protective Equipment September 2020 November 2020 – January 2021 Estimated publication June 2021
Firefighting in High Rise Buildings August – September 2020 October 2020 – March 2021 Estimated publication 2021-2022

Health and Safety - an operational focus

Development of Inspection Outline November 2020



Organisational learning

Environmental protection

Carried out and spread across the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 planning period



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