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Assistant Fire Safety Co-ordinator

Requisition ID: 59460

Domain: Construction/Site Management

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time

Equans is looking for an Assistant Fire Safety Co-ordinator to join our team in Dunbar at Torness Power Station on a permanent basis. This is a full time role working 37 hours per week for our EDF contract. On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package.

General Overview:
To support the delivery of a professional and efficient health and safety administrative service within the Professional Services Team in line with the organisation’s goals and values, reporting to the Fire Safety Co-Ordinator.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:
• Assist in promoting good fire safety practices and the day-to-day management of the fire safety role on-site
• Assist with monitoring and maintaining the EDF’s fire risk assessment programme, produce risk assessments and identify risks and actions for remedy
• Provide suitable fire safety guidance and information for site and keep abreast of any changes to relevant fire safety legislation and guidance
• Assist in inspection, care and maintenance of fire extinguishers and related equipment
• Collation of monthly KPIs for Fire Safety
• Production of OPEX / Toolbox Talks
• Update of Fire Safety documentation – PIOI’s, check sheets and independent verification forms
• Implementation and ongoing monitoring of Fire Extinguisher controls and laydown records
• Creation and maintenance of Fire Extinguisher digital records
• Management of various fire safety projects: –
o Fire hose testing of all hoses on site facilitation visits and batches
o Fire Extinguisher testing and management
• Carrying out independent verification checks for Hot Work where required
• Assistance in the delivery of Fire Safety training workshops including fire extinguisher training
• Attendance of meetings in absence of Fire Safety Coordinator
• Assistance in the organisation of annual fire drills
• Assistance in audits, inspections and regulator visits to escort visitors and data gathering
• Willingness to work “out of hours” as needed
• Outage Safety & Quality Team Support

As an effective member of the Professional Services Team, you will be focused on customer care with a “can do” attitude with the flexibility and adaptability to work within the team in a changing business environment.
EQUANS is committed to leading our sector in sustainability. Our employees have a collective responsibility to work in a sustainable and efficient manner helping to minimise our impact on the environment whilst contributing benefits for our clients, colleagues and the community.
Employees have a responsibility not to cause harm to ourselves or to others in our efforts to make safety personal. All employees are expected to work within our Sustainability and Health and Safety policies and procedures.

• Be able to rectify problems where appropriate (following correct procedures)
• Identify and report areas and procedures that fail to meet expected standards (Safety, Technical and Environmental)
• Carry out appropriate risk assessments before undertaking any work

Qualifications or Required Experience:
• FPA level 3 certificate or equivalent
• Able to stand, walk, bend, stoop, kneel, reach, lift, push and carry up to HSE guidelines.
• ECDL or equivalent in MS Office programs, including Word & Excel
• Conducting fire risk assessments
• Auditing fire safety equipment’s such as fire hoses, equipment’s etc
• Working knowledge of Scottish fire safety legislation and familiarity with codes of practice and guidance
• Ability and experience of producing written reports and statistical information using IT software
• Previous experience of using computers to input/retrieve and interrogate data.

• Following risk assessment, deciding on relevant risk control measures
• Providing advice and guidance on fire safety law and practices.

Skills & Competence:
• Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate well verbally and in writing with staff and other external organisations, including enforcement authorities outside the association.
• Able to write accurate and clear correspondence and reports, including the presentation of statistical information using IT software and databases.
• Good time management skills, able to take responsibility and to work independently and flexibly to prioritise workloads, meeting deadlines and targets, whilst maintaining an assertive, confident and diplomatic approach to staff/contractors
• Ability to organise consultation exercises and meetings for the Fire Coordinator and Emergency Preparedness Assistant to promote fire safety awareness, where necessary.

• Confident, objective, fair and clear when delivering difficult information or making decisions which may cause initially unfavourable reactions.
• Able to persuade, negotiate, influence and gain the co-operation of others to support the successful implementation of the project and so that individuals achieve positive advisory and enforcement experiences, wherever practical.
• Resolving, anticipating and preventing problems and finding solutions
• Capable of understanding the wider dimensions and implications of situations/problems

What can we offer you?

On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes;

  • 24 days annual leave (+ public holidays)
  • Life Cover equivalent to 1 times annual salary
  • Employee discount shopping schemes on major brands and retailers
  • Gym membership discounts 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • 2 corporate social responsibility days per year
  • Broad range of learning opportunities, such as professional qualifications, collective/individual training, and personalized support programmes
  • Attractive Employee Referral Rewards Scheme
  • Access to our growing employee networks including AccessAbility (representing those with physical and mental disabilities), Encompass (representing the LGBTQ+ community), RISE (representing people from ethnic backgrounds), WOMEN TOGETHER (representing women in Equans), Working Parents, and Young Professionals.
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app

Who are we?

Equans is a world leader in energy services with nearly 100,000 employees working in more than 50 countries, with an annual turnover of over 17 billion euros.  

In the UK & Ireland, Equans is a provider of technical, FM, regeneration and energy services – with specialist capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables.

Equans’ 13,500 UK & Ireland employees combine these activities to help businesses, public sector organisations and government to embrace the energy transition towards net zero, and also the digital & industrial transitions that are redesigning the way we move, work and live.

Equans is a Bouygues group company.

What’s next?

If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply, and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch.


As part our commitment to better reflect the markets within which we operate, we encourage applications from women, ethnically diverse individuals and people with disabilities, along with all candidates who identify with protected characteristic groups under the Equality Act 2010. 

At Equans we’re committed to delivering a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and supported. We know the value a diverse workforce creates, delivering better results for our people, customers, and stakeholders. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do, should you join Equans you’ll find a welcoming and open workplace where you’re supported and encouraged to be your true self at work. 

You’ll also have access to our growing employee networks including AccessAbility (representing those with physical and mental disabilities), Encompass (representing the LGBTQ+ community), RISE (representing people from ethnic backgrounds), WOMEN TOGETHER (representing women in Equans), Working Parents, and Young Professionals.

For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a re-location package with this job role.  Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements.

The Equans Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to Equans Managers.

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EQUANS is a multi-technical expert that offers a comprehensive range of services across facilities management, energy management and construction.

As an international market leader, we help our customers in the 3 major transitions of today: the energy transition, the industrial transition and the digital transition.