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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Glossary and Abbreviations

An explanation of abbreviations used can be found below.

The glossary below includes the up-to-date role names.

AC Area Commander

ACO Assistant Chief Officer

ARA Analytical Risk Assessment

BA Breathing Apparatus

CC Crew Commander

DACO Deputy Assistant Chief Officer

DRA Dynamic Risk Assessment

FBU Fire Brigades Union

FDO Flexi Duty Officer

FRS Fire and Rescue Service

HMFSI Her Majesty's Fire Service Inspectorate

H&S Health and Safety

HSE Health and Safety Executive

HSWA Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

IC Incident Commander

LAI Local Area Inspection

LCMS Learning Content Management System

LSO Local Senior Officer

NFCC National Fire Chiefs Council – is a professional body that drives collective improvement and development throughout the UK FRSs.

NSAB National Safety and Assurance Board

OA Operational Assurance

OC Operations Control

OD Operational Discretion

PDA Pre-Determined Attendance

PISP Post Incident Support Policy and Procedure

PPE Personal Protective Equipment

PUWER Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

RIVO Previous H&S event recording system

RVDS Retained Volunteer Duty System (this includes Retained duty system and Volunteer duty system)

SALO Safety and Assurance Liaison Officer

SC Station Commander

SD Service Delivery

SDA Service Delivery Area

SFRS Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

SG Scottish Government

SLT Strategic Leadership Team

SMARTEU Scottish Multi-Agency Resilience Training and Exercise Unit

SOP Standard Operating Procedure

TASS Think Act Stay Safe – new SFRS event recording system

TSA Training, Safety and Assurance

TTM Task and Task Management

UIG User Intelligence Group

WC Watch Commander

2005 Act The Fire (Scotland) Act 2005



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