Our Client is seeking a suitably qualified Fire Prevention Officer for the Galway Region. and Another for the LIMERICK Area
A Min Level 6 Qualification in Fire Prevention Related Academic Discipline is Required.
Duties will Include
- Regular inspections of buildings, means of escape and all fire-fighting equipment and ensuring that all such equipment is properly located, well-marked, in good repair and in good working order.
- Reviewing and, as necessary, drawing up of fire orders, including evacuation schemes for the various types of building and institution, including schemes for evacuation of all persons with particular regard to mentally ill and non-ambulant patients and to draw up fire plans of all the Client’s buildings and premises in area of responsibility
- Regular and routine inspection of places, premises and equipment, which present a special risk of fire and reporting any breaches of the fire prevention code
- Instruction of staff in each premises in:
- Avoidance of fire hazards
- Summoning of the fire brigade
- Operation of the fire alarm and fire equipment, and means of escape
- Curtailment of an outbreak of fire, pending the arrival of the fire brigade, prevention of smoke spread and evacuation of danger areas.
- Arranging regular fire drills in each institution and ensuring that they are properly carried out
- Monitoring, by having regular tests carried out, the water supply in all divisions of each institution, to ensure that it is of sufficient volume and pressure for firefighting purposes and reporting any deficiencies in this regard. Ensuring that all hydrants are clearly identified
- Advising as appropriate regarding interpretation of Health Technical Memorandums, Fire Protection Standards and Building Regulations issued by the Government Departments and ensuring their implementation
- Monitoring all means of escape to ensure that they are both safe and adequate and at all times, kept operative and clearly indicated.
- Keeping proper records of all inspections, fires, evacuation drills, fire-fighting equipment and such other matters relating to his/her office as Fire Prevention Officer.
- Reporting in writing designated person at three-monthly intervals on the state of the fire prevention services in buildings and premises assigned to him/her. Also, report immediately all outbreaks of fire, breach of the fire prevention order and failure to perform fire drill at the Client’s buildings and premises. If so directed, the Fire Safety Officer will make out an annual report on all aspects of fire and safety pertaining to the Client’s property in there area of responsibility
- Arrange to have the fire prevention work programmes implemented under the direction of the designated person
- Monitor and report on the management of Health Safety and Infrastructural Risk issues of the Client’s ongoing Projects
- Assess the continuous professional training requirements for staff in the area and advise the designated person of the appropriate training courses and coordinating with the training providers on the course provided
- Monitor the performance and implementation of the Estates Safety Management programme by regular spot checks, by analysis of safety audit reports and accident and incident returns.
- Act as an information source and resource to management and staff on fire safety, general safety, health and welfare matters.
- Advise, guide and participate in the risk assessment process/inspection within the area of fire maintenance and infrastructural risk.
- Assist in the development of health and safety training programmes for maintenance staff which are to be harmonised throughout the organisation.
- Advise on the suitability of equipment to reduce risks within the company, trying where possible to standardise products in consultation with the Purchasing Officers.
- Report as required to managers and relevant committees on areas of fire and infrastructural risk where action is required.
- Receive copies of accident reports relevant to their area of expertise, and action/investigate, if necessary. Providing accident investigation reports for accidents investigated.
- Be a member of the Client’s Integrated Quality and Risk committee, and where necessary be co-opted onto other groups as necessary.
- Monitor and report on the health and safety performance of external contractors engaged on Construction related activity on premises as directed.
Assist in the setting up and amendment of Emergency Plans
Candidates should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the Fire Services Act 1981 & 2003.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the Health Technical Memorandum 05 Fire Safety.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the Building Control Act 1990 & 2007.
- Demonstrate satisfactory knowledge and appropriate experience of Fire Precautions, Occupational Health and Safety welfare measures and procedures, standards and legislation appropriate to the health care sector.
- Demonstrate a good knowledge of the construction and maintenance of buildings, equipment and services and building regulations.
- Demonstrate a satisfactory knowledge and appropriate experience of fire precautions and health and safety measures related to construction, residential buildings, hospitals or other health care facilities.
- Demonstrate evidence of effective planning and organising skills including awareness of resource management and importance of value for money.
- Demonstrate ability to manage deadlines and effectively handle multiple tasks.
- Demonstrate effective communication and presentation skills including: the ability to present information in a clear and concise manner; the ability to facilitate and manage groups through the learning process; the ability to give constructive feedback to encourage learning.
- Demonstrate technical skills and ability appropriate to the post and the ability to motivate staff in fire prevention and safety measures.
- Demonstrate awareness and appreciation of the service user.
- Demonstrate leadership and team management skills including the ability to work with multi-disciplinary team members.
Demonstrate evidence of computer skills including use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Email and Internet as a research tool.
Fire Protection Qualifications, Knowledge of Fire Alarm Systems, Documentation Control
Work related Travel, Paid Leave