November News Round-Up

November News Round-Up

November News Round-Up

As part of our new year of themed activity under our Safer Business, Stronger Scotland campaign, this month we focussed on resilience in the tourism sector. Here’s a snapshot of the topics we covered this month:

November 4th - Bonfire Night fire safety for business premises

This week in the run up to November 5th, Watch Commander Gary Wood, seconded SFRS fire officer to SBRC shares basic advice for businesses on how they can reduce the threat of malicious or irresponsible use of fireworks as well as well as guidance on mitigating wilful fire raising or malicious activities in and around their premises.

November 6th - As the UK threat level is reduced, is your business prepared for the unexpected?

Serious Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism Lead, David MacCrimmon urges Scottish businesses and individuals to remain vigilant as the UK threat level is reduced to substantial

November 7th - SBRC launch pilot scheme aimed at making retail and tourism industry more resilient

A pilot award scheme has been launched to help those working in the retail and tourism sector become more resilient in their operations

November 8th - SBRC attend ASSC Conference to champion best fire safety practice in the self-catering sector

On Tuesday 29th October, Chris Getty (SFRS Head of Fire Safety Enforcement) and Watch Commander Gary Wood (SBRC), attended the annual conference of the Association of Scottish Self-Caterers to engage with their members and deliver a presentation on legislative fire safety guidance and reduction of UFAS – Unwanted Fire Alarm Signals

November 15th - SBRC supports Electrical Fire Safety Week

The Scottish Business Resilience Centre is supporting Electrical Safety Week which takes place from 18th to 24th November.

November 15th - Tourism: keeping safe this winter

Best Bar None, Scotland’s national accreditation and award scheme for licensed premises, gives support and advice to create a safer nightlife. This month, Best Bar None National Coordinator, Robert Hogg, is urging revellers to be aware of their own personal safety when they go out this festive season.

November 18th - SBRC launches SME Business Resilience Introductory Guide

The Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) has launched a comprehensive guide for start-ups and SMEs with input from all sectors – including Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and SBRC's resilience and cyber experts.

November 19th  - Fire starts when your attention stops! – Preventative fire guidance for your business

Electrical fires remain one of the most common types of fires within commercial non-domestic premises. However, there are a number of steps a business can take to help reduce the risk of these occurring.

November 21st
- Making your business fire safe: Electrical fire safety resources

Watch Commander Gary Wood takes a look at some valuable online resources available to assist you in reducing the risk of fires occurring within your business due to electrical issues.

November 27th - Shoppers warned to stay vigilant against Black Friday sales scammers

The Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) is urging shoppers to be wary of too-good-to-be-true deals this Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend (29th November-2nd December).

More news from November

November 12th - Workplace Safety Charter launched

Last week Suzy Lamplugh Trust launched ‘Suzy’s Charter for Workplace Safety’ which gives steps workplaces can follow to ensure personal safety risks are identified and mitigated where possible.

November 12th - New analysis finds pension scam victims could lose an average of 22 years of savings in 24 hours

Victims of pensions scams could lose 22 years’ worth of savings within 24 hours, according to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and The Pensions Regulator (TPR). New analysis as part of the regulators’ joint ScamSmart campaign reveals that it could take 22 years for a saver to build a pension pot of £82,000 – the average amount victims lost to scams in 2018.

November 18th - The dangers of counterfeit IPTV boxes

As part of Electrical Fire Safety Week, seconded SFRS Watch Manager Gary Wood uncovers the real dangers looming behind counterfeit IPTV boxes.

November 21st - Best Moments from the 2019 Scottish Cyber Awards

We're looking back on the best moments from the 2019 Scottish Cyber Awards!

November 21st
- Female innovators leading the way in cyber security recognised at national awards

Scotland’s most dynamic cyber security talent was celebrated at the annual Scottish Cyber Awards last night – with a fantastic representation of women working in STEM.

November 29th - New survey launched to capture industry involvement in cyber security education in Scotland

The Scottish Government and Skills Development Scotland have launched a new survey to capture industry involvement in cyber security education in Scotland. 

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