In the ‘State of Fire & Rescue’ annual assessment 2019, Sir Thomas Winsor, Chief Inspector of HMICFRS, announced that although varied between services, 24% of FRS staff reported feeling bullied or harassed at work, with the number rising to 46% at one service in the past 12 months!
It also mentioned that “The fire sector refers to itself as humanitarian, yet fire-fighters in some services don’t treat their colleagues with enough humanity”. This is clearly unacceptable.
ask-4 Business Solutions have developed an online and automated confidential reporting solution called ‘Bad Orange’. Bad Orange can be deployed as part of MaruBPM ESP or as a standalone application and comes equipped with external page links that can be embedded within your intranet or external website.
It allows staff members to either share their contact details or remain anonymous without disclosing their identity when reporting an incident or raising a concern for many categories such as bullying, harassment, and discrimination.
These categories can be tailored to suit your service requirements as Bad Orange is 100 percent customisable, highly functional, and user-friendly and accommodates both data export and dynamic reporting. Bad Orange allows for two-way communication between an Investigating Officer and someone who does not want to disclose their identity.
For an online demonstration, please email BadOrange@ask-4.co.uk.