Global Highland require a Construction Fire Safety Officer in Inverness. Position could potentially go permanent for the right candidate.
To support Development and Infrastructure Service in all aspects of the delivery of a high quality and professional service to ensure compliance with current fire safety legislation, standards and promote a positive fire safety culture throughout the organisation.
• Prepare, in conjunction with project teams, Construction fire risk assessments in relation to design proposals / plans for works and fire risk assessments for non-workplace properties.
• To support project teams in preparing interim Fire Risk Control Plans where construction works are planned to take place in occupied properties.
• Liaise with Maintenance Officers to monitor progress of remedial works (identified via Property Condition Surveys) and fire system servicing arrangements to ensure compliance with statutory legislation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Establish and maintain a Fire Risk Assessment register, monitor progress, and status of, implementation of remedial works associated with Fire Safety. (E.g. Condition Surveys, Fire Risk Assessments).
2. Prepare specifications for remedial works associated with fire regulation condition surveys.
3. Assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of construction and maintenance/servicing contract procedures and specifications relating to fire safety.
4. Review and co-ordinate, in conjunction with Servicing contractors and project teams, inventory information including:
• ‘As-built Fire Safety Zone Plans’
• As-built fire compartmentation plans
• Operational and maintenance manuals for fire safety related equipment installed in Council premises.
5. Regularly review expenditure on fire regulation remedial works and develop an annual programme of fire compliance improvement works for Highland Council Premises.
6. Provide professional fire safety advice and guidance to Internal and External project teams and Contract Administrators on construction fire risk management e.g. to meet requirements Fire Prevention on Construction Sites 9th edition (The Joint Code of Practice).
7. Assist in the development, review and implementation of fire safety strategy, policies and procedures for Council Premises.
8. Prepare, in conjunction with project teams:
• Construction fire risk assessments/fire risk reviews in relation to design proposals and plans for works.
• Interim Risk Control Plans where construction works are planned to take place inoccupied properties.
9. To provide advice and recommendations on appropriate methods for the safe emergency evacuation of people from Council premises.
10. Review, develop and audit the effectiveness of designer fire safety risk management arrangements and procedures used by construction project teams.
11. Review and recommend practical improvements in relation to any non-compliance with D&I Service procedure or contract requirements in relation to fire safety related matters.
12. Under the direction of the Property Inspections Management Officer liaise with statutory bodies including the HSE, Scottish Fire Authority and Councils Insurers in matters relating to fire safety.
13. The postholder shall carry the authority to instruct the cessation of any unsafe work practice identified on any Highland Council site and shall immediately inform the Head of Property & Facilities Management and the Property Manager on the reasons for doing so.
14. Undertake such other duties as may devolve upon the Service or may be assigned from time to time by the Director of Development and Infrastructure, Head of Property & Facilities Management or Property Manager.
You will hold a SVQ level 3/HNC/HND qualification in a relevant Fire Safety/Health and Safety subject or equivalent, or be able to provide evidence of experience and qualifications of equivalent status.
Extensive knowledge of best practice and legislation in relation to fire safety management within a large public/commercial building portfolio.
Demonstrable record of delivering an effective fire safety service within a large organisation.
Experience of completing/reviewing property fire risk assessments and provision of comprehensive, accurate, costed reports for fire safety improvement works in public buildings.
Ability to read and understand Building Services/Construction drawings.
Good awareness of and ability to comprehend property-related legislation and codes of practice relative to building fabric, building services and property maintenance practice.
General computer competence in: e-mail, spread-sheets, databases and word processing.
Able to communicate effectively at any level in an appropriate manner, both orally and in writing, including production of detailed technical reports.
Ability to assess, prioritise and manage work programmes to meet managers’ requirements.
Able to work unsupervised and as a team member with other professionals
Ability to develop effective working relationships with Colleagues, Consultants, Building Operators, Responsible Premises Officers and Contractors.
Confidence to examine, and compare work practices and design along with the ability to adapt to alternate work practices if appropriate.
You will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Highland to meet the operational requirements of the Service.
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