The risks in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight change as the people in our communities grow and face new challenges. It is important for us to understand the way people live and how this impacts our service so that we can suitably adapt our approach to ensure that we continue to make life in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight a safer place for all.
This strategy outlines the long-term plans and aspirations of the service and its staff in preventing incidents happening, investigating the causes of fires, and making the built environment safer. This should be read in conjunction with the HIWFRS Safety Plan which supports our Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP).
The Trade Union Act 2016 introduced new annual Trade Union Facilities Time reporting requirements for public sector organisations. This provision came into force in April 2016. Public Sector employers with at least one ‘relevant union official’ are required to publish information on facility time. The provisions provide a new prescriptive framework for data publication of trade union duties and activities, which is included in Schedule 2 of The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017.
This report covers 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021.