Fire Safety Officer - Job Description | Occupational Safety And Health | Safety


Position Title
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Business Unit

Fire Health & Safety Officer
Fire Health & Safety Team Leader
Security Directorate
July 2013

Position Purpose
Through effective co-operation of the team, promote a positive fire health and safety culture within all Harrods
properties as required by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and other Health & Safety
regulations as required.

Principal Accountabilities

To gain and retain, sufficient skills and technical knowledge and apply them in the course of all duties
in order to meet the requirements of the Fire, Health & Safety department.

Actively participate and facilitate training as directed by the Fire, Health & Safety management team.

To maintain a standard of personal fitness that enables the job holder to carry out their full duties.

Maintain the continuity of your team’s workload and responsibilities.

Maintain a high level of personal appearance and grooming in line with department and business dress

Efficiently execute departmental operational Fire, Health & Safety functions and to adhere to all
relevant company procedures and store regulations.

Work together as a team, to build commitment and strengthen the teams’ collective skills base.

Ensure that all documentation and records are accurate, filed appropriately and kept up to date and
can be produced on request.

Provide the highest standards of customer service, and ensure a firm but friendly customer approach
even during demanding periods.

Ensure that team standards do not result in justified customer complaints against the department.

Communicate and liaise with all members of the Fire, Health & Safety department to ensure
collaborative working practices.

a flexible approach is needed. but with adequate notice (typically 72 hours) and therefore. Perform any other duties required of the Fire. Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) Service  Prioritise all fire system alarms and faults according to their severity and ensure that the required response is undertaken appropriately. whilst demonstrating excellent levels of customer service ensuring that Harrods stakeholders can undertake their duties without delay or hindrance. night work. Additionally. extra hours and / or days of work maybe required and / or changed by the department. Bank Holidays / Public Holidays as normal days of work. Health & Safety department to support the business even at short notice. The role necessitates a shift pattern that may include working at other Company premises and will include weekends. . Other This role will include patrolling for long periods of time and being able to carry out duties within a very busy control room environment and retain levels of focus when carrying out mundane or repetitive tasks over long periods. Recording  Ensure that all reports and faults are recorded in a clear and concise manner. availing them of situations affecting life safety systems. building infrastructure or potential dangerous occurrences. Reporting  Maintain effective communication with your line management and other Harrods stakeholders.  Adopts a flexible approach with the operational requirements and demands of the business as they change.

maintains a healthy balance work and personal life. admits mistakes. Shows respect for the views and contributions of others. keeps confidences. is seen as a direct. is a good listener. Delivers a great performance  Focuses activity on achieving business results. Team Work  Is easy to approach and talk to. Planning and Organising  Use their time effectively. logically and succinctly. information. establishes good relationships with peers and colleagues. handles criticism well. . avoids the use of jargon. is cool under pressure does not show frustration during difficult situations. makes good decisions in a timely manner. projects credibility. and learns from it. and relates well to all kinds of people.  Informing – Provides the information people need to know to do their jobs well and to feel good about being a member of the team. and keys points of an argument clearly. truthful. listens to and supports others. identifies what needs to be done. responds quickly to the needs of an audience and to their reactions and feedback. provides information to enable others to make decisions. concentrates efforts more on important priorities. speaks fluently and expresses opinions. uses resources effectively and where necessary in flexible in realigning plans to changing circumstances. is a setting influence in a crisis. Communication  Written – Is able to write clearly. energised through tough challenges. Resilience & Composure  Maintains a positive outlook at work. builds rapport well with team members. plans and activities and projects well in advance and monitors progress against clearly communicated objectives. consults and shares information with team.Competencies Integrity and trust  Is widely trusted.  Verbal – Is effective in a variety of presentation settings. does not misrepresent him / herself for personal gain. does not give up in the face of setbacks. sometimes with incomplete information. structures the message to meet the needs of the intended audience. gets messages across with the desired effect. initiates and generates activity.

Organisational Relationships Next Level Supervisor / Manager Your Immediate Supervisor / Manager Positions Reporting to Your Manager / Supervisor (Job Holder) .

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