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Deputy Fire Safety Manager

Up to £36.05 per hour Umbrella rate

Job description

We have a current opportunity for a Deputy Fire Safety Manager on a contract basis. The position will be based in London across a number of sites in Lewisham and Greenwich. Initially this will be a contract role (12 weeks) but there is a perm vacancy so if both parties are happy, likely process will be an extension of an additional 12 weeks with a view to going permanent thereafter.

Are you an experienced Fire safety professional able to support a Fire Safety Manager across a number of sites for Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust?

There is a full list of raoles and responsibilities below but key areas they are looking for are experience in BS9999, Approved Doc B, Fire risk assessments and if someone has experience in training around fire drills and inductions that would be great. Please read through the below and apply for the role if you feel you are well suited to the post

  1. To provide technical and professional advice on the management of fire safety to all levels of management, staff and design consultants.

  1. To act independently in the management of fire safety risk issues in response to issues raised to and including the authority to require the cessation of work by in-house staff and contractors if warranted.

  1. Responsible for ensuring compliance with all regulatory provisions regarding fire safety in all Trust owned or operated properties.

  1. Responsible for developing and implementing local plans for all wards and departments detailing actions to be taken in the event of a fire, ensuring there are regular reviews and the contents are fully understood by all staff.

  1. Compile monthly and annual fire safety statistics, analyse and produce reports to inform the Fire Safety Manager, Fire Safety Committee and Trust Board.

  1. Formulate and deliver a suitable programme of fire safety training to the whole of the Trust workforce. Methods to include e-learning, remote training using Microsoft Teams and face to face training methods as appropriate including specialist methods where appropriate such as the use of Evac-Chair and other associated evacuation equipment.

  1. In conjunction with the Fire Safety Manager to produce and regularly review the Trust fire related policies and procedures, updating where appropriate and communicating to all Trust employees.

  1. To provide induction training of new staff in fire precautions and procedures.

  1. To instruct staff in fire precautions, use of fire-fighting appliances and all other fire protection methods.

  1. To give instruction on patient and personnel evacuation.

  1. To arrange and carry out fire drills/evacuations annually at agreed times in conjunction with the relevant Managers.

  1. Plan, organise, conducts and report on emergency planning exercises of all types, with an emphasis on fire scenarios but potentially also covering other emergency planning, risk and threat areas. This includes regular communications test exercises, other Trusts, Local Fire and other Resilience Forums and other Category 1 & 2 Responders.

  1. Carry out audits of the Trust portfolio on a regular basis to ensure standards of fire prevention and safety are maintained.

  1. To ensure that fire precautions meet the standards set out in documents issued by the Department of Health and with other statutory requirements and recommendations of relevant codes of practice.

  1. Liaise with Trust staff and others when conducting fire safety audits and fire risk assessments, compile standardised professional management reports as necessary and incorporate within the Estates and Facilities Directorate management systems. To provide support and guidance to the Estates & Facilities Directorate on compliance with Fire Safety legislation.

  1. To report all deviations from the standards statutory requirements and codes of practice to the Fire Safety Manager.

  1. To review new fire legislation and regulations and, where necessary, provide briefing notes and draft policies and procedures for comment/approval by appropriate groups.

  1. To undertake fire risk assessments in all premises managed by the Trust. Prepare reports and prioritise action plans following risk assessments.

  1. As appropriate, implement the proposals outlined in the action plan and/or assist in the co-ordination/implementation of the action plan.

  1. Monitor the implementation of the action plan and report any deviations from the plan to the appropriate Director.

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.

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