Profession chimney sweep supervisor

Chimney sweep supervisors oversee and coordinate the activities of chimney sweeps. They do quality checks and ensure compliance with safety regulations.

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Knowledge

  • Fire prevention procedures

    The regulations concerning fire and explosion prevention, and the equipment, systems and methods used in it.

  • Domestic heating systems

    The modern and traditional heating systems alimented by gas, wood, oil, biomass, solar power and other renewable energy sources and their energy saving principles.

  • Personal protective equipment

    Types of protective materials and equipment foreseen for various types of tasks such as general or specialised cleaning activities.

  • Ventilation systems

    The types of mechanical ventilation systems that permits the exchange and circulation of air.

  • Fire safety regulations

    The legal rules to be applied for fire safety and fire prevention in a facility.

Skills

  • Enforce safety procedures when working at heights

    Plan and prepare all documentation and equipment related to working at heights and its hazards in order to inform the workers under your supervision and instruct them how to work safely.

  • Maintain customer service

    Keep the highest possible customer service and make sure that the customer service is at all times performed in a professional way. Help customers or participants feel at ease and support special requirements.

  • Perform resource planning

    Estimate the expected input in terms of time, human and financial resources necessary to achieve the project objectives.

  • Maintain relationship with customers

    Build a lasting and meaningful relationship with customers in order to ensure satisfaction and fidelity by providing accurate and friendly advice and support, by delivering quality products and services and by supplying after-sales information and service.

  • Train chimney sweeps

    Provide training and on the job instructions to newly hired chimney sweeps in order to align them with the company and industry's working standards and procedures.

  • Ensure compliance with environmental legislation

    Monitor activities and perform tasks ensuring compliance with standards involving environmental protection and sustainability, and amend activities in the case of changes in environmental legislation. Ensure that the processes are compliant with environment regulations and best practices.

  • Report chimney defects

    Inform property owners and relevant authorities on any chimney malfunctions.

  • Enforce chimney sweeping quality standards

    Enforce and control the application of industry quality standards by chimney sweepers that are under your supervision.

  • Coordinate the activities of chimney sweeps

    Plan and prepare the work schedule of chimney sweepers under your supervision, to achieve efficiency and respond to client demands and requests.

  • Examine ventilation system

    Check ventilation systems for operationality and fire safety.

  • Handle customer complaints

    Administer complaints and negative feedback from customers in order to address concerns and where applicable provide a quick service recovery.

Optional knowledge and skills

energy environmental policy construction product regulation measure pollution clean chimney create chimney inspection reports advise on potential safety hazards concerning heating systems advise on pollution prevention manage a small-to-medium business ensure compliance with environmental legislation follow environmental protection standards conform to health and safety regulations drive vehicles advise on heating systems energy efficiency energy performance of buildings ensure compliance with waste legislative regulations clean ventilation system inform customers environmental protection analyse energy consumption