Career Level Manager
Great new requirement for an experienced Fire Safety Advisor for this specialist trust based in West London
The post holder will be based at the West London (W5) hub but required to work at any other Trust site as and when necessary. He / she will be responsible for undertaking a program of suitable and sufficient fire risk assessments, providing competent Trust wide fire safety advice, developing and delivering a program of fire safety training. Ensure compliance with fire safety legislation and the requirements of Firecode.
Key Result Areas & Performance:
* Provide professional advice on all matters relating to fire prevention, precaution and fire response, affecting or likely to affect the management of Trust fire safety. Maintain and develop specialist knowledge on current trends and maintain currency of relevant legislation.
* Provide interpretation and application of the provisions of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, Firecode and other official guidance and legislation in respect of fire safety in NHS premises. Ensure that fire safety statutory compliance is co-ordinated and maintained.
* Carry out suitable and sufficient fire risk assessments as per the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, Firecode and the Trusts Fire Safety Action Plan. Undertake specialist fire risk assessments within clinical and non-clinical secure environments as required. Ensure the dissemination and practical application of fire risk assessments to functional heads and staff with specific fire responsibilities.
* Undertake specialist investigations of all fire incidents, producing appropriate reports for the Head of Fire safety and the local manager with responsibility for fire safety matters.
* Provide a specialist role in fire emergency planning, the impact with security issues and the organisation's contingency plans. Maintain an effective site fire tactical plan with security and the Fire and Rescue Service. Ensure the availability, currency and dissemination of fire strategy drawings incorporating fire hazards.
* Maintain comprehensive records of all fire incidents and investigations ensuring that trends are identified and that advice is given to the appropriate parties for remedial action to reduce incidents.
* Maintain building fire safety manuals.
* Maintain an awareness of new techniques, developments, and legislative national guidance changes within the profession, and ensure effective communication and implementation that may impact the organisation, via training, academic study, CPD and other applicable forms of personal development.
* Monitor compliance of the Trusts permit to work (PTW) procedures including the requisite fire stopping PTW and related plans.
* Identify and prioritise all fire safety requirements for mobility and sensory impaired staff, patients and visitors in relation to fire procedures, and evacuation strategies applicable to buildings within the Trust property portfolio. Implement, maintain and review all Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans as required.
* Support managers to ensure each department has the requisite numbers of suitably trained fire warden's available at all material times, to coordinate the pre-planned evacuation procedures, and support these wardens in their lead role in addressing local fire safety issues. Support managers and Fire Wardens in their role to coordinate the arrangements for simulated evacuation exercises.
* Provide internal Trust-wide expert advice, planning, analysis, training and interpretation of national guidance in all aspects of fire safety. Where appropriate, liaising with external expertise and key stakeholders seeking further specialist advice or guidance.
* Support the role of the Estates function by advising, monitoring, inspecting, and reviewing the effectiveness of processes for the maintenance of all fire safety systems (including fire-fighting facilities) through the adherence of robust planned preventative maintenance (PPM) programmes.
* Maintain currency of the Trusts' fire safety toolkit
* To undertake other appropriate and additional duties commensurate with the role and grade as requested.
Educated to a minimum of HNC (level 4) in a fire related discipline or be able to demonstrate substantial fire safety experience
Fire safety experience within the NHS or other large public sector organisations.
Experience in the application of fire safety legislation, Firecode and other fire related guidance documents.
Ability to assess, develop and deliver comprehensive fire training programmes based on relevant training needs analysis.
Experience in competently assessing and documenting fire related risk.
Excellent presentation, verbal and written communication skills.
Comprehensive knowledge of current fire safety legislation, Firecode and associated guidance documents.
Apply the correct fire safety strategy solutions to passive and active fire measures.
Computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite).
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