Dutyholder event - Time for change

Details of the dutyholder event

Event held on 20 February 2023

On Monday, 20 February 2023, we held a virtual dutyholder engagement event where 253 attendees joined our session to receive guidance and advice in order to help them to reduce Unwanted Fire Alarm Signals (UFAS) ahead of our change in response from 1 July 2023.

This virtual event was the first external engagement to support workplaces to prevent false alarms by working with those who have a responsibility for fire safety to understand their legal obligations. 

We had a full and comprehensive agenda where we offered support and guidance on considerations for fire protection, limiting false alarms, training staff and other relevant measures.

Dutyholders heard from Colin Todd, a leading industry fire and safety expert, who provided guidance and Fire Risk Assessor considerations.  We heard from Glasgow Life, a charity-based organisation, who has already prepared for the change and lastly, we heard from Glasgow City Council’s Alarm Receiving Centre as to what support and capabilities they can offer dutyholders.

Attendees were encouraged to direct any unanswered questions to their local fire safety office.

The dutyholder event was recorded and has been made available on our SFRS YouTube channel as an information tool, as well as for accessibility purposes for those unable to attend on the day.  Similarly an engagement for Alarm Receiving Centre's held on 20 April 2023 is available on our SFRS YouTube channel.