Welsh Language Standards

Welsh Language Standards and South Wales Fire and Rescue Authority

Under the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011, all Public Service organisations in Wales are required to comply with language duties which ensure that the Welsh Language is not treated less favourably than English. The duties encourage promotion of the Welsh Language, the use of Welsh within internal administration and require that provision is made for the accessibility of Welsh to the public.

The Welsh Language Standards (No. 5) Regulations 2016, were introduced to The Fire and Rescue Authorities in Wales.  The Welsh Language Standards provide:-

  •  Clarity for organisations on the Welsh Language
  •  Clarity for Welsh speakers on what services they can expect to receive in Welsh
  •  Greater consistency in Welsh Language services and improve quality to users

The regulations state that the 2011 Measure permits the Welsh Commissioner to issue a Compliance Notice, requiring a body to comply with one or more standards specifically applicable to it.