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Fire Safety Officer

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Job ID:

51749

Location:

London 

Salary:

£300.00
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Job Views:

33

Employment Type:

Seasonal

Posted:

01/11/2018
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Job Description:

We have an urgent requirement for an experienced Fire Safety Officer with local authority experience.

JOB PURPOSE:

To provide fire safety surveying expertise, support and advice to ensure counci housing stock is inspected, managed and maintained in accordance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and any other appropriate Health and Safety Legislation.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

Specific Responsibilities

Provide specialist professional and technical advice and reports on all matters within the functionality of the service, including undertaking the role of professional or expert witness at hearings, adjudications and legal proceedings etc.

Undertake and produce Fire Risk Assessments (FRAs) for LBHF housing stock and tenant meeting rooms, identifying all fire related risks and raise orders to repair and maintenance contractors to remedy risks and rectify identified minor breaches.

Prepare a programme of FRA inspections in accordance with the regulatory reform order taking account of appropriate risk of different stock archetypes.

Undertake desk top reviews of Fire Risk assessments at planned intervals as per policy requirements

Undertake quality assurance of specialist contractors undertaking FRA's

Monitor Repairs and Maintenance contractor's work, inspect completed works and ensure standards are to the highest quality. Follow up unacceptable performance with contractors to ensure issues are remedied.

Identify technical solutions and develop planned programmes of Fire Safety Works in accordance with LBHF Asset Management Strategy.

Prepare specifications of works for one off projects as required to ensure that LBHF is fully compliant with current statutory Health & Safety and Fire regulations.

Work closely with the Planned and Capital Team and post inspect quality of work undertaken during planned programmes.

Undertake regular random inspections within the housing stock to ensure that fire safety signage and communal areas are free of rubbish or tenants possessions.

Work with the London Fire Brigade's inspector responsible for auditing council Fire Risk

Assessments. Undertake joint inspections on selected buildings, identify remedies, monitor works and produce reports on the results to the Health and Safety Manager.

Deal with enforcement notices issued by the London Fire Brigade, organising remedial works and prepare formal responses to the fire brigade.

Provide advice to and audit/inspect repair and maintenance contractor's works so that approved materials and products are used across the stock. Provide advice and training to Repair and Maintenance contractors to ensure that necessary compartmentalisation works are identified and undertaken during voids

Provide advice and training to colleagues in HRD and other housing management partners on Fire Safety Management

Prepare and give presentations to tenants and leaseholders on fire safety and prepare articles and advice on fire safety for inclusion within HRD's resident's newsletters.

Meet with vulnerable tenants to provide them with advice on fire safety.

Assist the Health and Safety manager in developing, reviewing and maintaining Fire Safety strategies, policies and a HRD Fire Safety database.

Ensure that Fire Information boxes contain up to date information.

Prepare reports on fire safety as and when required.

Prioritise and deal with all customer complaints and members enquiries in accordance with the

Council's timescales and standards and aim to resolve them to the customer's satisfaction.

Build and maintain effective and productive working relationships with internal and external

stakeholders.

· Maintain own up to date knowledge of legislation, advances in technology and best practice

relating to the functionality of this post and ensure that it is translated into action.

· Contribute to the development of policy, practice, procedures and service planning for Asset

Management and Property Services and participate in projects, working groups, service

developments, audits and reviews as directed.

· Carry out other duties commensurate with their grade and directed by manager.

Civil and Other Emergencies

To support the Council's role in planning for and responding to civil and council emergencies using

skills/expertise of the post holder, and in accordance with council emergency procedures. To

provide emergency contact details for the purposes of emergency and service continuity plans.

I.T.

To use the Council's office-based and mobile IT services for the input, access and transmission of

information using the appropriate level of information security and classification through the use of

electronic mail, diaries, word-processing, spreadsheets and databases as well as any specific jobrelated

applications as required to carry out the duties of the post.

Information Management

To comply with information rights legislation and the Council's data quality standards by applying

information management related policies.

To report instances of non-compliance, errors, omissions or inadequacies in procedures to the

business unit manager.

Equal Opportunities

To know and adhere to the Council's equal opportunities policy and equalities legislation and

implement in relation to job responsibilities in employment and service delivery.

Health and Safety

To take reasonable care for his/her own health and safety and any other person(s) who may be

affected by his/her acts or omissions at work, in accordance with the Health & Safety legislation.

To ensure that staff and contractors comply with statutory regulations LBHF's Safety Policy and

Codes of Practice

To undertake risk assessments for the purpose of identifying the measures needed to comply with

requirements under relevant statutory provisions, regulations and approved code of practice and

Qualifications:

Essential:

NEBOSH General Certificate.

Fire Safety and Fire Risk Assessment training

Educated to a HND (Diploma) or equivalent gained through experience

Desirable:

Evidence of CDM competency or willingness to undertake a CDM qualification

C Experience, Knowledge, Skills:

Demonstrable experience in housing/construction industry advising on aspects of

Health and Safety and Fire Safety.

Experience in the delivery of Health and Safety training

Experience of undertaking risk inspections

Experience of undertaking Fire Risk Assessments in social housing

Detailed Knowledge and understanding of 2005 Regulatory Reform Order.

Detailed knowledge and understanding of health and safety legislation and its application and relevance to staff, residents and contractors

Knowledge of quality assurance systems

Please forward your updated CV ensuring that any gaps in employment are explained
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Fire Safety Officer

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Job ID:

51749

Location:

London 

Salary:

£300.00
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Job Views:

33

Employment Type:

Seasonal

Posted:

01/11/2018
col-wide 

Job Description:

We have an urgent requirement for an experienced Fire Safety Officer with local authority experience.

JOB PURPOSE:

To provide fire safety surveying expertise, support and advice to ensure counci housing stock is inspected, managed and maintained in accordance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and any other appropriate Health and Safety Legislation.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

Specific Responsibilities

Provide specialist professional and technical advice and reports on all matters within the functionality of the service, including undertaking the role of professional or expert witness at hearings, adjudications and legal proceedings etc.

Undertake and produce Fire Risk Assessments (FRAs) for LBHF housing stock and tenant meeting rooms, identifying all fire related risks and raise orders to repair and maintenance contractors to remedy risks and rectify identified minor breaches.

Prepare a programme of FRA inspections in accordance with the regulatory reform order taking account of appropriate risk of different stock archetypes.

Undertake desk top reviews of Fire Risk assessments at planned intervals as per policy requirements

Undertake quality assurance of specialist contractors undertaking FRA's

Monitor Repairs and Maintenance contractor's work, inspect completed works and ensure standards are to the highest quality. Follow up unacceptable performance with contractors to ensure issues are remedied.

Identify technical solutions and develop planned programmes of Fire Safety Works in accordance with LBHF Asset Management Strategy.

Prepare specifications of works for one off projects as required to ensure that LBHF is fully compliant with current statutory Health & Safety and Fire regulations.

Work closely with the Planned and Capital Team and post inspect quality of work undertaken during planned programmes.

Undertake regular random inspections within the housing stock to ensure that fire safety signage and communal areas are free of rubbish or tenants possessions.

Work with the London Fire Brigade's inspector responsible for auditing council Fire Risk

Assessments. Undertake joint inspections on selected buildings, identify remedies, monitor works and produce reports on the results to the Health and Safety Manager.

Deal with enforcement notices issued by the London Fire Brigade, organising remedial works and prepare formal responses to the fire brigade.

Provide advice to and audit/inspect repair and maintenance contractor's works so that approved materials and products are used across the stock. Provide advice and training to Repair and Maintenance contractors to ensure that necessary compartmentalisation works are identified and undertaken during voids

Provide advice and training to colleagues in HRD and other housing management partners on Fire Safety Management

Prepare and give presentations to tenants and leaseholders on fire safety and prepare articles and advice on fire safety for inclusion within HRD's resident's newsletters.

Meet with vulnerable tenants to provide them with advice on fire safety.

Assist the Health and Safety manager in developing, reviewing and maintaining Fire Safety strategies, policies and a HRD Fire Safety database.

Ensure that Fire Information boxes contain up to date information.

Prepare reports on fire safety as and when required.

Prioritise and deal with all customer complaints and members enquiries in accordance with the

Council's timescales and standards and aim to resolve them to the customer's satisfaction.

Build and maintain effective and productive working relationships with internal and external

stakeholders.

· Maintain own up to date knowledge of legislation, advances in technology and best practice

relating to the functionality of this post and ensure that it is translated into action.

· Contribute to the development of policy, practice, procedures and service planning for Asset

Management and Property Services and participate in projects, working groups, service

developments, audits and reviews as directed.

· Carry out other duties commensurate with their grade and directed by manager.

Civil and Other Emergencies

To support the Council's role in planning for and responding to civil and council emergencies using

skills/expertise of the post holder, and in accordance with council emergency procedures. To

provide emergency contact details for the purposes of emergency and service continuity plans.

I.T.

To use the Council's office-based and mobile IT services for the input, access and transmission of

information using the appropriate level of information security and classification through the use of

electronic mail, diaries, word-processing, spreadsheets and databases as well as any specific jobrelated

applications as required to carry out the duties of the post.

Information Management

To comply with information rights legislation and the Council's data quality standards by applying

information management related policies.

To report instances of non-compliance, errors, omissions or inadequacies in procedures to the

business unit manager.

Equal Opportunities

To know and adhere to the Council's equal opportunities policy and equalities legislation and

implement in relation to job responsibilities in employment and service delivery.

Health and Safety

To take reasonable care for his/her own health and safety and any other person(s) who may be

affected by his/her acts or omissions at work, in accordance with the Health & Safety legislation.

To ensure that staff and contractors comply with statutory regulations LBHF's Safety Policy and

Codes of Practice

To undertake risk assessments for the purpose of identifying the measures needed to comply with

requirements under relevant statutory provisions, regulations and approved code of practice and

Qualifications:

Essential:

NEBOSH General Certificate.

Fire Safety and Fire Risk Assessment training

Educated to a HND (Diploma) or equivalent gained through experience

Desirable:

Evidence of CDM competency or willingness to undertake a CDM qualification

C Experience, Knowledge, Skills:

Demonstrable experience in housing/construction industry advising on aspects of

Health and Safety and Fire Safety.

Experience in the delivery of Health and Safety training

Experience of undertaking risk inspections

Experience of undertaking Fire Risk Assessments in social housing

Detailed Knowledge and understanding of 2005 Regulatory Reform Order.

Detailed knowledge and understanding of health and safety legislation and its application and relevance to staff, residents and contractors

Knowledge of quality assurance systems

Please forward your updated CV ensuring that any gaps in employment are explained