Update on the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s planning and preparedness for COVID-19
Business Continuity Management (BCM)
The SFRS Business Continuity Management Plans (BCMPs) are based on best practice and guidance under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004. Newly created documents specific to C-19 follow the same structure. Responsibility for BCMP’s lies with Heads of Department for the maintenance, audit and exercising of their individual BCMPs, also working in conjunction with other department heads whose plans may have an interdependence.
There is evidence to show when and how BCMPs are exercised and the results of those tested. This includes BCMP within the Operations Control (OC) and its fall-back arrangement with Northern Ireland FRS. These arrangements were further tested during severe weather spate conditions on 12 August 2020 and Bonfire night. Not all BCMPs have been tested or require testing to provide assurance.