SCOTTISH businesses are being encouraged to keep their workplaces safe as part of a pioneering campaign supported by police and fire services.

The Safer Business, Stronger Scotland drive by the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) is backed by the Scottish Government, Police Scotland and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS).

It aims to create a strong economic base for Scotland by helping businesses to tackle the threat of criminal activity and fire risk. Throughout the campaign, SBRC will be delivering a range of training for businesses to help mitigate threats like online fraud or serious organised crime. The campaign has been officially launched at SFRS Headquarters in Cambuslang.

Lynsae Tulloch of SBRC (pictured left with SFRS’s Ross Haggart, far left, and Gary Ritchie of Police Scotland) said: “Our message is that Scotland is a safe place to work and do business, whether online or in a physical setting, through taking very simple steps to understand and mitigate risks.

“This in turn supports a stronger and more robust economy for continued investment that, together, means we can build safer, stronger communities.”

Scottish businesses are being encouraged to sign up to the free #PadlockPledge to make a clear commitment to safety and resilience. A #PadlockPledge could range from pledging to make online passwords more complex to keeping staff safe through lone worker training.