Fire Safety Emergency Evacuation / Planning Manager (Architect) M / F
Primary Purpose of the Position
Be fully responsible for ensuring safety and well-being of patients, visitors and employees occupied in HMC facilities during fire or other emergency.
P rincipal Accountabilities
Establish evacuation plan / procedures for fire or other emergency.
Organize routine inspections of fire suppression equipment and ensuring emergency exits are accessible and unlocked.
In the event of fire or other emergency, ensure all personnel are evacuating the facilities quickly and safely, and in accordance with established evacuation plan / procedures
Be aware of any occupants needing extra assistance and assign other able -bodied personnel to assist them during·and evacuation.
Once the facility is evacuated, verify that all occupants are present at the designated meeting point or otherwise accounted for
Coordinate with emergency personnel authorized to determine if and when the occupants may return to the facilities and organize safe return
Prepare occupants of the facilities to respond promptly and calmly in the event of fire or other emergency
Organize and run evacuation drills based on HMC policies and ensure all occupants of the facilities know how to safely exit the premises in case of fire or other emergency
Liaise with local fire and emergency services
Organize and conduct evacuation training.
Ensure availability of required evacuation equipment.
Perform other related duties and assignments as directed
Qualifications and Experience :
A minimum of 3 years of management experience leading a department or teams of personnel responsible for fire protection & life safety services
Fire Safety and Evacuation professional with a minimum of five (5) years of healthcare experience and / or fire service experience with healthcare involvement.
These professionals have experience with hospital fires, hospital evacuation and / or catastrophic surge capacity planning.
Special expertise should range from an understanding of defend-in-place, horizontal evacuation and special areas such as Neonatal Intensive Care Unit evacuation.
Inclusion of handling emergencies in the Operating Theater to extensive experience in working with clinical leadership, clinical staff and fire response teams.
Training under live fire and realistic evacuation conditions is a requirement.)
Possesses excellent leadership skills and ability to lead, supeNise and motivate a team of engineers and technical staff.
Have excellent planning, decision making, problem solving and organizational skills. Must have thorough knowledge of industry I international standards, and ability to interpret for specific application within sphere of relevant disciplines.
Communication & negotiating skills as well as an ability to work in a multicultural team environment must be well developed and proven.
Works within the framework of approved corporate policies, procedures and standards, while exercising a high degree of independence in selecting methodologies to perform the responsibilities and tasks, and in providing expert advice on a wide variety of technical issues
Problem Solving :
Evaluate and provide solutions for particular, critical technical issues. Review and recommend resolution of particularly complex and non-routine problems, or provide viable alternatives.
Identify risks and anticipated problem to projects, and propose mitigating solutions and actions. Review and critically assess a range of options for a given problem, and recommend one acceptable technical solution from a range of options