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Evidenced benefits

Services that have fully implemented National Operational Guidance (NOG) have reported the following evidenced or expected benefits

  • Policy teams have time to ultimately dedicate to something else positive and productive. Reduced time spend on reviewing large documents and increased time to be innovative and creative.
  • Consistency of approach and collaborative cross border working and consistency of language 
  • Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) reports evidencing improved firefighter behaviour, improved training outcomes and evidence of culture change
  • Reduced instances of operational discretion
  • Safer firefighters and a safer community

The benefits of a regional implementation: 

  • Greater breadth and wealth of expertise and resource 
  • Consistent agreed best practice 
  • Reduced workload 
  • Greater consistency of information, language and collaborative cross border working