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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Additional salary pensionability

Year: 2017

In light of the Norman v Cheshire judgement, Conference calls for the Executive Council to undertake a review of all additional salary paid for any shifts in relation to their pensionability. The...

Safety in numbers

Year: 2017

Conference agrees that it is a key principle of our Union to defend health and safety standards within the Fire and Rescue Service. Increasingly the safety of our Members and that of our...

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...