Contingency Planning Arrangements for Industrial Action in the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
Maintenance of SFRS Key Business Services
85. During IA there was always the potential for SFRS services to be called upon at short or no notice to address issues relating to FSE for business premises or for a safety critical issue affecting a member of the community. To address issues of this type there are trained SFRS support staff members working within the FSE team as premises auditors who would conduct this function for business premises. FDOs who worked during periods of IA would have offered managerial advice as required for these instances.
86. The SFRS has a non-uniformed support staff Community Action Team (CAT), trained to address any high-risk issues relating to the safety of members of the community within their homes. The CAT regularly conduct Home Fire Safety Visits, offer safety advice, fit smoke alarms, and collaboratively work with partner agencies who may be able to assist with making people safer in their homes from the dangers from fire or other safety issues.