Purpose of the job:
The Fireman will work in a Team of fire staff and be responsible for carrying out a range of Fire Fighting and Rescue related activities. This requires a need to respond to emergency situations and protect people, the environment and property from all types of incident and emergencies.
Scope of the job:
To save life.
To protect property from fire.
To be conversant with practical firefighting procedures.
To be conversant with all breathing apparatus and procedures.
To be conversant with all First Aid and lifesaving procedures.
Assessing situations quickly and deciding on the best course of action;
Fire prevention and risk assessments
Conducting regular testing and minor maintenance of equipment to ensure reliability
Accountabilities: The Lead fireman key accountabilities encompass;
Health, Safety, Environmental
Ensure compliance to all relevant safety, quality and environmental management procedures and controls within the defined area to guarantee employee safety and legislative compliance.
Understands the application of the Company Safety Rules. Ensures effective implementation of the rules applicable to the need for support related to hot work permit requirements and fire crew support.
Ensures equipment is operated within defined operating parameters to ensure safety of staff, legislative compliance and a responsible environmental attitude
Ensures full understanding of all related procedures and ensures no breach.
Maintains frequency of safety and environmental walk downs, incidents and near misses reported.
Adoption of safe methods of work and safe operational practices - safeguarding your own and other people's personal safety at all times;
Constantly checks the environment and takes action to ensure safe working (e.g. looks for and assesses risks to safety of self and others
Fire and Rescue
Fully conversant with all practical firefighting procedures.
Fully conversant with all breathing apparatus and procedures.
Fully conversant with all First Aid and lifesaving procedures.
Ability to respond immediately and safely to emergency calls and requests for assistance - cleaning up and checking the site after dealing with an incident
Ability to respond to emergency incidents including fires, accidents, floods, spillages of substances, and other incidents;
Remains in control of own emotions during emergency situations (e.g. does not panic and considers risk)
Familiarity with the power plant layout to become familiar with roads and buildings and internal / external risks so you can respond to emergency calls with speed and efficiency;
Conducts a program of routine inspections to ensure all equipment is in working order – fire appliance – BA equipment – fixed fire systems are frequently tested;
Ensures a clean and well organized fire station, fire appliance and associated equipment
Participates actively in drills and physical training and taking part in training on techniques, use of equipment and related matters;
Trains through physical exercise to ensure a level of physical fitness necessary to carry out all the duties of a fireman.
Supports training of emergency response team members to ensure they have adequate skills to support fire and rescue related incidents.
Finance: Develop, monitor and report Fire and Rescue elements of O&M budgets
Outcome, Results and Key Performance Indicators:
Efficient response times
Frequency of well-organized drills
Cleanliness and reliability of equipment
Healthy frequency of near miss reporting
No reportable accidents as a result of failures of the safe system of work
No reportable incidents as a result of poor preparation
No reportable breeches of the Environmental Permit.
Supports achievement / maintenance of ISO OHSAS standards
Dimensions of job:
The jobholder operates under the general guidance of the Lead Fireman & and with approved procedures on all routine issues related to HSE.
The jobholder is free to plan and manage own areas of activity within policy/procedure constraints.
Any extraordinary issues arising outside of set policies and procedures are referred to the HSE Manager and leadership for discussion and approval of recommended actions.
Daily communications regarding Fire and Rescue issues and people issues with the Lead Fireman, HSE Manager.
Regular communications with managers and employees enforcing and communicating fire awareness.
Direct / indirect reports
Government agencies regarding legislation – mainly civil defense.
Venders and suppliers
Knowledge and skills:
Operation and testing of fixed and portable equipment
Practical knowledge of dealing with all fire and emergency situations
Practical knowledge of use of all firefighting equipment and techniques
Understanding of Fire Behavior.
Recognize fire hazards and abnormalities and recommend appropriate actions
First aid and resuscitation techniques
Practical knowledge of using of BA
Safe working practices
Ability to apply and monitor high standards of safety ensuring compliance with statutory and company requirements, as well as international best practices.
Knowledge of local and regional laws pertaining fire and rescue.
Ability to manage appropriate software packages and computer literacy.
Knowledge of company safety rules
Experience: At least five years’ experience working in a fire and rescue position in a similar environment.
A relevant professional qualification in a government approved fire related institute or extensive experience gained serving in a fire and rescue capacity during military service.
Committed to good health, safety and environmental management
Recognizes and has respect for others’ backgrounds, views, values and beliefs
Has a foresight and drive to deliver continuous improvement.
Generates ideas and solutions to overcome problems and improve performance
Builds relationships with key stakeholders
Promotes team working with colleagues to maximize performance
Clear and confident communicator
Commitment to delivering results