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HM Fire Service Inspectorate – management of health and safety: an operational focus

HM Fire Service Inspectorate carried out a thematic inspection to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of health, safety and welfare arrangements in place within the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) with a particular focus on health and a safety in an operational context.

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Conclusion

207. The SFRS has a good understanding of its duties relating to H&S, with good structures in place for developing H&S related plans and monitoring activities and investigating events.

208. H&S is positively promoted across the Service by senior leaders and through our fieldwork we have been able to identify areas that staff feel are good practice.

209. We believe that if the SFRS give appropriate attention to areas we identify for consideration and positively address our recommendations, this will further promote a positive H&S culture reducing risk to staff and the communities they serve.

Contact

Email: dorothy.edwardson@gov.scot

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