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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-04135
Asked by: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats
Date lodged: 5 November 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it has had with the UK Government and the National Fire Chiefs Council in relation to the fitting of evacuation alert systems, including any contribution it has made to the evacuation alert systems project, and what outcomes it hopes this will result in.

Current status: Answered by Patrick Harvie on 17 November 2021


Answer

The Scottish Government provided support and funding to develop British Standard for evacuation alert systems and engaged with the National Fire Chiefs Council, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the UK Government in that work.

The National Fire Chiefs Council and UK Government comprise the Stay Put Technical Steering Group which is overseeing research on means of escape from a design, management and operational perspective. The Scottish Government and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service awaits the research findings, as they are key to informing any potential improvements and future approaches.