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Fire and Safety Compliance Officer

Employer
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Scunthorpe
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
21 Dec 2023

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Situated within the Estates and Facilities Directorate the Fire & Safety Compliance Officer will assist with the implementation of good safety management/fire safety practices across the Trust. The postholder will report directly to the Head of Safety & Statutory Compliance and assist them in their responsibility as Trust lead for safety management (including fire safety). The postholder will be the first point of contact for all telephone and email safety related enquiries and will provide advice and guidance on H& S matters.

Additional to general H& S enquiries the successful candidate will also be responsible for developing and implementing a sustained programme of proactive monitoring towards fire safety management issues related within a healthcare setting ensuring statutory compliance is maintained. Equally, there will be occasions when reactive fire-related activities are required thus, the post-holder may lead on such activities liaising closely with the Head of Safety and Statutory Compliance.

A degree of 'out of normal hours' working time flexibility will be required in times of occasional need.

Main duties of the job

The Fire and Safety Compliance Officer will be the lead technical advisor for fire safety matters as well as supporting the wider safety management within the Trust.

This post is part of a small team of professionals, providing the Safety and Statutory Compliance team for the Trust.

About us

We're a large organisation with three hospitals located in Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole. We also provide community services in North Lincolnshire. Our 6,500 members of staff care for and support a population of more than 400,000 people.

We encourage all our staff to innovate and adopt 'best practice' so we can deliver excellent care to our patients. We ask staff to live our values kindness, courage and respect.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us. You could be one of them.

To learn more about Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, and discover the unique benefits on offer to employees, view our latest videos, plus more, please visit our recruitment website at https://joinnlag.co.uk/

Should we receive a high volume of applications for this vacancy, the advert may be closed earlier than stated. To view a full job description and person specification please see attachments on this advert.

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We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children/vulnerable adults and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

Please be aware that all newemployees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check, if it is required for their role.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Fire & Safety Compliance Officer is responsible for:
  • Be the first point of call for all telephone and email enquiries in relation to fire safety and health & safety compliance issues.
  • Provide a rolling programme of fire risk assessments across the properties of the Trust to ensure compliance is
  • Provide flexibility and support with all fire and safety related
  • Attend H& S and related meetings, ensuring full preparation and accuracy of reporting fire and safety matters.
  • Providing and receiving highly complex (and in some instances highly sensitive or contentious information) which could encounter significant barriers to acceptance of actions required to be taken.
  • Communicate on complex, sensitive/contentious matters to all levels within the organisation from Chief Executive to shop floor levels so that requirements and issues are clearly understood and the possible consequences (including legal enforcement potential).
  • Liaison with Local Fire authorities. Assist development and implementation of H& S management system based on ISO 45001 principles.
  • Support the Head of Safety and Statutory Compliance in the execution of general H& S related
  • Plan the programme of fire safety audits in accordance with HTM requirements relating to frequency of audits, liaise with the relevant clinical/non-clinical areas to undertake visual inspections and give feedback to staff and managers on findings and/or actions required to address compliance issues.
  • Update on the electronic system the fire risk assessments and analyse for any trends identified which need to be included in the fire safety strategy for the organisation.
  • Undertake planned and unplanned safety inspections & audits of areas (clinical and non- clinical) as part of the compliance assurance responsibilities for health & safety.
  • Assist and in some instances lead on elements of the overall fire safety strategy/health and safety strategy for the organisation. This will include liaising and interacting with all operational divisions and corporate directorates to enable the organisation to provide a safe environment to staff, patients and visitors.
  • Undertake investigations into health & safety incidents/ fire safety incidents (e.g. alarm activations ) identifying the root causes and analyse these against the complexity of health & safety/fire safety legislative requirements and best practice/guidance. Where appropriate liaise with enforcement agencies where such incidents are reported externally.
  • Carry out safety risk assessments and DSE assessments when
  • Review and update the SHE risk/ assessment management system, ensuring all risk assessments are reviewed as per requirements as defined in the Management of Health and Safety in the Workplace Regulations 1999.
  • Liaising with other regulatory bodies such as HSE/CQC/NHSE/Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (NB not an exhaustive list) on potential complex and regulatory issues.
  • Support, where required, the Capital Projects Managers in relation to fire safety/health & safety requirements as part of any capital schemes and post handover issues.
  • Support the E& F Training Officer in relation to the delivery of fire safety training in accordance with HTM requirements.
  • Assist the Head of Safety & Statutory Compliance in reviewing, maintaining and updating relevant safety & fire safety management policies and procedures, taking the lead on some technical policies where required.
  • Assist with the development and training of specialist roles identified as required in relation to statutory/HTM health & safety/fire safety requirements.
  • Assist with the preparation of the Annual Fire Report in order to meet the requirements of HTM fire safety management documents.
  • To develop policy/procedures in relation to fire response requirements and health & safety compliance as detailed within legislative and regulatory responsibilities to ensure that the organisation meets its statutory obligations.
  • Interpret statutory requirements when formulating strategies and polices for implementation in the
  • To work with the Head of Safety and Statutory Compliance in developing a proactive safety culture (including fire safety) within the organisation.
  • Give advice on the requirements of health & safety/fire regulatory requirements and action any requirements considered by the postholder as necessary to achieve compliance.
  • Be able to produce technical and detailed reports arising from investigations, audits, inspection, discussions with enforcement agencies etc as and when required and to designated timescales and deadlines.

We are committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

We strongly value the different perspectives and ideas a diverse workforce brings to deliver better outcomes for our patients. We welcome applications irrespective of peoples age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • NEBOSH National General Certificate (or equivalent)
  • L6 qualification (i.e NEBOSH Diploma in health and safety or fire safety management) (or equivalent demonstrable experience)
  • Hold relevant qualification for fire safety management or similar (NEBOSH Fire Certificate)
  • Experience of working in a fire safety/health & safety role within a large organisation.


Desirable

  • Obtained or working towards IOSH membership
  • NEBOSH General Diploma Level 6 or equivalent (if not in possession then able to attain within 3 years).
  • Experience of working in a healthcare setting or similar.


Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrable experience of working in a fire safety/health & safety role within a large organisation.
  • Experience of completing and managing risk assessments.
  • Experience of managing accident reporting, including accident investigation, hazard identification and accident prevention.
  • Experience of working in a complex organizational environment.
  • Broad experience and knowledge of enforcement policies and procedures.


Desirable

  • Working within an acute healthcare setting or large public sector organisation
  • Experience of dealing directly with enforcement agencies
  • Experience of dealing with emergency incidents


Employer details

Employer name

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Scunthorpe General Hospital / Diana Princess of Wales Hospital

Scunthorpe

DN15 7BH

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

208-246D48-23-1

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