King's College - Assurance Support Manager - Fire Safety


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Assurance Support Manager - Fire Safety


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Grade/salary Hours of work Responsible to

Grade 6, £38,304 to £45,026 per annum inclusive of £3,500 London Weighting

Full time

Assurance Manager - Fire Safety

Role purpose

The purpose of this role is to employ a competent person to assist the Assurance Manager – Fire Safety with the practical application of fire safety management across the University portfolio.

The role will be involved in all matter’s relating to fire safety, ensuring that there is coordination and communication between stakeholders.

This role is to support the effective fire safety delivery, discharging the University’s legal duties and providing evidence of compliance in accordance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Service Delivery

In order to discharge the directorate’s responsibilities in fire assurance, the Assurance Support Manager – Fire Safety will be required to: • Support the Assurance Manager – Fire Safety, by conducting reviews of the Fire Risk Assessments across all buildings / spaces occupied by King’s College London (KCL). • Act as custodian and manage the fire strategy technical building plans for the directorate. • Provide fire safety building plans for projects ensuring prior to and practical completion, the compartmentation, active and passive fire protection provisions and other life safety systems are accurately recorded on the plans. • Have oversite of fire compliance projects, such as fire door remedial, fire stopping compartmentation works and fire alarm detection replacement programme. Conduct assessments of the works conducted as part of acceptance checks for the project. • Where new fire risk assessments are required, the role will assist Assurance Manager – Fire Safety in their provision. • Track monitor and review action plans stemming from fire risk assessments, inspections undertaken by the enforcement authorities and / or audits on fire safety management systems and arrangement. • Work directly with risk holders to reduce outstanding observations raised within building Fire Risk Assessments. • Support Assurance Support Manager – Fire Safety (Training) by providing training where necessary. • Assist Assurance Manager – Fire Safety in the review, implementation and management of fire safety design standards, ensuring the requirements are adhered to. • With a focus on BS 9999, BS 5839, BS 5266 etc, carry out fire safety audits and inspections to all parts of KCL and record levels of compliance. • Provide visibility of fire safety compliance across KCL through innovative analytics tools, enabling real time trend analysis and recommendations to Senior Management. • Record and investigate all fire alarm activations across each campus, with a target to reduce pre-alarms, building evacuations and fire service call outs year on year. • Ensure Premises Information Box (PIB) documentation pack-ups are provided for all KCL buildings / occupied spaces. Conduct a review of the information and update where necessary. • Working with Assurance Support Manager – Technical Data (CAD) develop and provide 3D evacuation plans for all KCL buildings / occupied spaces. Working with each campus to ensure the plans are displayed accurately in the correct location. • Support and assist the Assurance Manager – Fire Safety in implementing, reviewing and monitoring fire safety standards and performance in accordance with KCL’s Fire Risk Management System, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order and British Standards where applicable. • Assist the Assurance Manager – Fire Safety in the provision of technical guidance to KCL stakeholders and

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