The Safety Officer shall routinely observe
operations at training sessions and at the scene of emergency incidents to ensure that safety regulations are being followed.
When necessary, the Safety Officer shall recommend corrective actions after the incident to the Fire Chief or his/her designated
representative. Where activities are judged by the Safety Officer to be unsafe
and to involve an imminent hazard, the Safety Officer shall have the authority to alter, suspend or terminate those activities.
The Safety Officer shall immediately inform the Incident Commander of any actions taken to correct imminent hazards at an
incident. Where non-imminent hazards are identified, the Safety Officer shall develop actions to correct the situation within
administrative processes of the fire department. The Safety Officer shall have the authority to bring notice of such hazards
to whoever in the fire department has the ability to cause correction of the hazard.
The Safety Officer shall ensure that records
on the following are maintained:
§ Periodic inspection of personal safety equipment.
§ The Safety Officer to be responsible for
ensuring health, safety of worker.
§ Safety Officer to identify and get repaired
faulty machinery, tools or materials.
§ Safety Officer to conduct site inspections
and instruct each employee on the safety conditions and regulations.
§ Safety violations should be record and brought
to the contractor’s notice.
§ An accident register must be maintained at
§ The accident register should be accessible
to the Safety Officer as well as other designated persons and government authorities.
§ Fire department safety and health policies
§ Periodic inspection and service testing of
apparatus and equipment
§ Periodic inspection of fire department facilities
§ All accidents, occupational injuries, deaths
§ Identify and analyze safety and health hazards
and shall develop corrective action for these hazards.
§ All health hazards or unsafe practices or
§ All safety and health procedures and accident
The Safety Officer shall
provide information and assistance to officers and firefighters, so they will be able to identify and report safety and health
hazards. The Safety Officer shall maintain a liaison with the line officers regarding recommended changes in equipment, procedures
and recommended methods to eliminate unsafe practices.
The Safety Officer shall maintain a liaison
with a physician and infection control liaison for the needed medical advice and treatments that is available to the members
of the department.
The Safety Officer shall develop, review
and revise rules, regulations to the Occupational Safety and health Program and report any to the Fire Chief and President.
The Safety Officer shall develop and manage
an accident prevention program to provide instruction in safe work methods.
The Safety Officer shall develop, implement
and maintain a protective clothing and protective equipment program for the department. He/she shall review and make recommendations
on specifications for new apparatus, equipment and protective clothing for compliance with applicable safety standards.
The Safety Officer shall investigate all
occupational injuries, illnesses, exposures and fatalities involving fire department members and all accidents involving fire
department vehicles, fire apparatus, equipment or fire department facilities. Recommendations of corrections of all investigations
will go to the Fire Chief and President for their review.
The Safety Officer shall develop
an accident reporting system and investigation procedure for use by the department.
The Safety Officer shall be
involved in the process of post incident critiques in order to review the safety factors involved in training sessions and
The Safety Officer shall be
personally involved in all reborn inspections of any acquired structures to be utilized for live fire training.