Work continues on a number of topics; Officers Rota - currently under consultation through local Officers Sections. Officer Section Reps will meet at FBU Scottish Offices on 18th to consider the feedback and to take forward the views of members. Fitness Standard - an interim arrangement is being considered in order to bring together the 8 previous arrangements. Specialist Appliances - a number of workgroups are currently looking at the disposition and use of specialist vehicles. FBU reps are working within each of these groups.
This week has been relatively quiet in terms of Scottish work. Most FBU officials were at bi-annual conference, details of which - including pensions - can be found at the FBU – UK site http://www.fbu.org.uk
A number of areas of service development are now progressing in detail. Work has started to look at the practical application of a new Flexi Duty Managers rota and how that can be worked accross the Strategic Mobilising Locations. FBU officer reps are working on the details. Also under consideration is the disposition, type and use of specialist vehicles, including high reach appliances. The FBU have a small work group forming to consider this topic and the lead official will be working closely with the service.
As refered to in previous updates a joint communication has been circulated on; SFRS Incident Command Structure Flexible Duty Managers Duty System and Strategic Mobilising Locations The statement is available via the SFRS intranet and FBU officials Further work is underway on the detail of of these topics. Further updates will be given as soon as possible.
In what has been another exceptionally busy week for FBU officials, further progress has been made on a number of reform topics. A range of topics relating to FBU officer members was discussed early in week, with very positive engagement taking place. We are now putting final details to a joint statement on that work and it will be circulated early next week. FBU Officer reps have been given an outline of the discussions already and will begin the engagement with members.