Fire Safety Advisor BRIDGEND £29,000 - £31,000
Fire Safety AdvisorLocation: BRIDGEND | Salary: £29,000 - £31,000 | Posted: 26 Feb 2020 | Closes: 11 Mar 2020 | Job Type: Permanent & Full-time | Business Unit: UK Central Government Services | Region / Division: UK & Ireland | Reference: 8661
Fire Safety Advisor
HM Prison Parc, Bridgend
Salary Range : £29k - £31k depending on experience and performance
Full Time (40 Hours Per Week)
As the world’s leading security solutions group with operations in over 100 countries and more than 610,000 employees worldwide, G4S is a truly unique company. We’re bigger, more diverse and involved in more fascinating, cutting-edge projects than many people would imagine and we now have an opportunity for a Fire Safety Advisor to join our team at HMP & YOI Parc, a category B prison, in Bridgend, South Wales, currently holding over 1700 convicted male adult prisoners and remand / convicted young offenders and young people in a secure but modern environment.
SUMMARY OF MAIN PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE OF ROLE:
- To ensure that HMP & YOI Parc is made aware of, and takes relevant steps to meet, its obligations under current Health and Safety and Fire Legislation, internal Company procedures and relevant Prison Service orders and Instructions. To monitor it’s performance in these areas and advise respective parties on any issues arising.
- To achieve Key Performance Targets for Health and Safety and Fire Evacuations.
- To ensure requirements of Prison Service Standards, Crown Premises Fire Inspection Group (CPFIG) criteria, British Safety Council 5* criteria and Prison Baselines are achieved in terms of Health, Safety and Fire requirements.
Health and Safety
- Where necessary carry out monthly checks of the x-ray machines and maintain records of testing, maintenance and fault reporting.
- Assist investigating accidents in conjunction with Health, Safety, Fire and Environmental Advisor..
- Assisting to compile monthly Safety Officer Health and Safety reports, updating line manager of any issues or ongoing concerns.
- To provide guidance in the absence of the H&S manager to all Safety Representatives in their functions and responsibilities; to assist Safety Representatives in all aspects of Health and Safety.
- Assistance to conduct periodic Health, Safety, Fire and Environment inspections to proactively reduce risks to the business.
- To assist with annual audits of Health, Safety, Fire and Environmental aspects.
- In the absence of the Health and Safety Manager deal with Health and Safety queries and provide guidance or assistance in resolving any Health and Safety issue identified and consider ways of reducing risk or provide possible solutions.
- Assist with practical arrangements for Environmental, Health and Safety as required.
- To liaise with the local Fire Services and station commanders to facilitate familiarisation visits for Fire Service personnel.
- To maintain and update emergency service information packs, which include plans, location of hydrants and fire doors, COSHH information files etc, all of which is information used for fire crews attending the establishment to ensure maintenance and service of all fire equipments throughout the establishment in liaison with the maintenance provider.
- To compile reports of alarms and incidents involving fire, including false alarms and support the site with the ongoing activity related to the ICAM fire detection system.
- To produce monthly reports as necessary for KPT reporting to line manager.
- In liaison with the Head of Security and Operations Managers etc, to schedule and monitor practice fire evacuation procedures, annual major contingency exercises and desk top exercises for the establishment and complete relevant reports.
- To maintain records for all fire related issues and implement new recording systems as identified therefore must be able to manipulated data using Microsoft Excel.
- To instruct staff on fire awareness, safety, CSRE training, evacuation procedures and practices in direct liaison with the Training Department and senior management team to ensure sufficient numbers of staff are trained in the use of the apparatus described.
- To develop the presentation and monitoring of all fire related training proactively.
- To conduct regular fire safety inspections to monitor safety aspects of the establishment and report any hazards to reduce the risks.
- To conduct monthly testing of CSRE equipment in liaison with external contractors to ensure CSRE equipment is adequate, maintaining records of testing as appropriate.
- To conduct annual fire risk assessment of the establishment where change of use has taken place or review as required following any related incident.
- To provide recommendations or advice on any new work that is planned to take place on the site.
- Overseeing the day-to day fire safety activities, training and mentoring of the appointed Deputy Fire officers.
- Supporting external G4S sites regards fire safety upon approval from the Director of HMP Parc.
- Identify, introduce and support all fire safety issues related to the site expansion activity in line with HMP Parc contact and Ministry of Justice standards.
The Ideal Candidate:
Formal Education (Already holds or must be willing to work towards the following):
• NEBOSH General National Certificate Holder (Health & Safety) – highly desirable
• NEBOSH General National Certificate Holder (Fire Safety) – highly desirable
• Fire Manager Certificate – desirable.
Technical Education (Already holds or must be willing to work towards the following):
• Prison Service Fire Safety Awareness Training
• Prison Service CSRE Instructor Certificate
• Training for Trainers Award
• Radiation Protection Supervisors
• Qualified first Aider
• Minimum two years Fire Safety experience
• Prison Service knowledge and experience
• Awareness of British Safety Council 5* methodologies and be able to support the site with ongoing audit compliance
• Ability to work on own initiative and stay calm in pressure environments
• Team player
• Ability to prioritise and work to strict guidelines and timescales
• Flexible to work patterns and able to work overtime at short notice
At G4S, the philosophy of our prisons is to rehabilitate offenders and equip them to re-integrate into mainstream society on release. We seek to normalise prison conditions as far as possible to reflect life in the outside community. Our aim is to create an environment in which staff and prisoners feel safe and causes of prison stress are minimised. Central to our philosophy is the relationship between staff and prisoners. Our training and operational practices emphasise the need to treat prisoners with dignity and respect and G4S staff build positive and supportive relationships with the prisoners in their care. We are seeking to recruit a caring, pro-active and confident professional to help make a real difference to their lives.
If you join us, you can be sure that you’ll find a secure, friendly and professional working environment and be given all the support, training and encouragement you need to build and develop a successful career with us. Our benefits are as you would expect from a large global organisation and include a company pension, comprehensive training, career development, generous holiday entitlement, uniform and access to our on-site gym.
Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 10 year checkable history and the strict vetting standards set by G4S and the Secretary of State for the Home Office and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.
You must be eligible to work in the UK and must have been resident in the UK for a minimum period of 5 years. You will also need to provide full details of your employment and education history for the last 10 years as part of the security screening process for this role.
HMP & YOI Parc is committed to a clean air policy for the wellbeing of its staff, and to protect them from the risks of passive smoking. Our prison is a smoke-free environment, and smoking is not permitted in any area of the establishment.