The organisation advocates for a safe society, monitors and anticipates social development, and participates in social discussion.
• gather information about social development, monitor and evaluate policy programmes and strategies.
• participate in strategy and legislative work as experts.
• support and stimulate social debate.
SPEK produces information and recommendations for legislative processes, for example, construction and housing-related information. We also advocate by issuing statements and actively participating in the work of various working groups. In Finland, the regulation of the safety and construction of housing for special groups and the Rescue Act’s reform are key themes in which it is possible to achieve lasting results to improve safety through social decision-making. At the European Union level, important thematic issues from a safety perspective are the development of environmental regulation and the Union’s safety and, in particular, civil protection guidelines.
The organisation in fire and rescue services, individual emergency planning, and civil protection works actively to improve our homes and our society’s safety in everyday life and emergency conditions. Our work aims to help people and organisations prevent accidents and dangerous situations, take the appropriate preventive measures, and know what to do in emergencies. SPEK also develops the fire and rescue field, preparedness and civil defences.