Profession fire inspector

Fire inspectors perform technical tasks in detecting fire hazards and enforce regulations in buildings and other structures, such as water supply and wastewater treatment systems, bridges, roads, dams and airports.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Realistic

Related professions fire brigade

Knowledge

  • Fire safety regulations

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

  • Fire prevention procedures

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

  • Pyrotechnic articles legislation

    The legal rules surrounding pyrotechnics and pyrotechnic materials.

  • Fire-fighting systems

    The devices and systems used to extinguish fires; the classes and chemistry of fire.

  • Pollution legislation

    Be familiar with European and National legislation regarding the risk of pollution.

Skills

  • Conduct fire safety inspections

    Conduct inspections in buildings and on sites to assess their fire prevention and safety equipment, evacuation strategies, and related strategies, and ensure compliance with safety regulations.

  • Communicate health and safety measures

    Ensure that current standards are understood and applied. Keep a record of injuries. Provide advice, instructions, etc.

  • Provide advice on breaches of regulation

    Advise on preventive and corrective actions; correct any breaches of or non-compliance with legal regulations.

  • Educate public on fire safety

    Develop and execute educational and promotional plans to educate the public on fire prevention knowledge and methods, fire safety such as the ability to identify hazards and the use of fire safety equipment, and to raise awareness on fire prevention issues.

  • Perform risk analysis

    Identify and assess factors that may jeopardise the success of a project or threaten the organisation's functioning. Implement procedures to avoid or minimise their impact.

  • Plan health and safety procedures

    Set up procedures for maintaining and improving health and safety in the workplace.

  • Manage security equipment

    Oversee and conduct inventory of security tools and equipment.

  • Manage emergency evacuation plans

    Monitor quick and safe emergency evacuation plans.

Optional knowledge and skills

handling of dangerous goods advise on safety improvements first response write work-related reports conduct public presentations health, safety and hygiene legislation maintain logbooks use different communication channels show responsibility test safety strategies hydraulics manage health and safety standards maintain safety systems environmental policy give instructions to staff estimate damage