A BUSINESS body has urged Clydebank firms to join a new safety drive.

Backed by Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, the “Safer Business, Stronger Scotland” initiative is aimed at keeping workplaces safe.

Headed up by the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC), the group will deliver training and support to protect against threats ranging from online fraud to organised crime.

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Chief operating officer at SBRC, Lynsae Tulloch 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.”

Part of the campaign is trying to get businesses to sign up for the “Padlock Pledge”, which would mean as little as ensuring passwords are more complex.

The companies will join a nationwide network of firms who are taking proactive steps against threats.