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Nomination for Scottish Council 2017 – 2018

Nominations are invited from members who would like to serve on the SIFE Council for a period of Office of one year. This is an interesting time for the Council as it is the Centenary year of the Institution and Edinburgh is the focus for the culmination of the Centenary programme. By volunteering for the […]

Practical Fire Safety Guidance for Existing Non-Residential Premises

Please click here. for .pdf copy of guidance. Friday, August 18, 2017 ISBN: 9781788511322 Guidance note on fire safety responsibilities for business owners of non residential premises.     Executive Summary This guide offers fire safety advice in respectof existing non-residential premises. It consolidates and supersedes a number of individual Scottish Government guides, and introduces a substantial […]

Practical Fire Safety Guidance consultation response

The Branch Council of the Scottish Branch has made the following contribution to the consultation on the new proposed Practical Fire Safety Guidance for Existing Non-Residential Premises: Practical Fire Safety Guidance for Existing Non-Residential Premises Consultation (3-2-17) If you don’t want to open the whole response, I have quoted our main comment below: The objectives […]

Consultation on consolidated Practical Fire Safety Guidance for Existing Non-Residential Premises.

The Scottish Government is consulting on a proposal to consolidate 5 of the existing sector specific Practical Fire Safety Guides into a single and updated “Practical Fire Safety Guidance for Existing Non-Residential Premises” The consultation and details of the proposed changes can be viewed at: https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/fire-and-rescue/fire-safety-guidance-for-existing-non-residential/ The consultation is due to close on the 6th […]

CBRN incidents – Guidelines for emergency responders

King’s College London and Public Health England have just published two crisis communication tools that may be of interest to some members. The first one is designed as public information/education material containing information about CBRN threats, emergency response procedures and response organisations. The second one provides guidance to emergency response professionals about public behaviour, information […]

SFRS leads new concept in tackling Unwanted Fire Alarm Signals (UFAS)

As part of our new procedure in targeting high instances of unwanted fire alarm signals (UFAS), SFRS has released our own assessment methodology for safeguarding against increased organisational risk, resulting from any decision to reduce appliance attendances to premises with an unacceptable rate of UFAS. The Appliance Reduction Decision Matrix (ARDM) is the first of […]

Rosepark Care Home

                Following our Seminar at the Scottish Building Standards, Livingston we now share the presentations and signpost to additional resources: Rosepark Carehome Fire Seminar 114.2 MB compressed version Quick Time Movie Rosepark Carehome Fire Seminar 722.1 MB i-pad version Rosepark Carehome Fire Seminar 376 MB i-phone version Building […]