HTM 05-01, Managing Healthcare Fire Safety (Second Edition) recommends that each Trust appoints an independent professional advisor. The guidance states:
“The Authorising Engineer (Fire) will act as assessor and make recommendations for the appointment of Authorised Persons (Fire), monitor the performance of fire safety management, and provide an annual audit to the Board Level Director (with fire safety responsibility).”
Trenton Fire are working with a number of Trusts providing this role and we have developed a detailed assessment matrix based on others currently used in other industries that provides a consistent method of monitoring performance. This covers site assessments, staff interviews, and document reviews. We also have a database of good practice which we can recommend where we spot gaps or improvement is needed.
We are also very active within the Institute of Healthcare Engineers and Estate Managers (IHEEM) volunteering our time to develop a register of fire specialists.
If you would like to meet a member of our senior team to talk about applying for this role, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.