Policies agreed at the annual conference of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU), dating back to 1975, can be found on this page.


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Develop a policy to minimise the effects of toxins

Year: 2017

Conference instructs the Executive Council to develop a defi nitive policy using all available UK and international research data which will assist local offi cials in negotiations aimed at...

Safety notices

Year: 2017

Conference applauds the important role played by FBU safety reps in challenging the introduction or continued operation of unsafe equipment, practices and procedures by their Fire and Rescue...

Control staff and psychological well-being

Year: 2017

Conference acknowledges and commends the work being carried out by the Fire Brigades Union into mental health and the effects on our Members. Conference notes at the recent FireFit Conference...

New vehicle technology

Year: 2017

Conference is concerned at the impact of certain modern vehicle technology being used on
vehicles that are subsequently converted into fi re appliances. A particular issue at this time is...

Aerial appliance attendance times

Year: 2017

This Conference recognises that aerial appliances are lifesaving appliances and play an essential
safety role at many incidents, often forming a key element of safe operating procedures. In...

Occupational stress definition

Year: 2017

Conference notes that occupational stress and mental ill-health related to the work place is on
the increase and affects all FBU Members. Health and Safety Executive (HSE) fi gures...

Operational discretion policies

Year: 2017

Following the introduction of the FBU’s Operational Discretion Policy to aid FBU offi cials in
discussions locally, many Fire and Rescue Services (FRSs) have now sought to introduce

Dying to work campaign

Year: 2017

Conference notes that the Equality Act provides protections against discriminatory treatment
based on the concept of ‘Protected Characteristics’. Currently workers with a terminal...