Fire Safety Officers

The Union, the Chiefs & Deputies Society and the PSA met with Fire Service management Paula Beever, Janine Hearn (Director of Human resources) and Michelle Richards this morning.

Initially there was considerable discussion regarding the consultation process. In this regard, the Union expressed concern that although initially raised as a concern some months ago, a document for discussion was only available at the meeting.

The Fire Service draft was discussed amongst the Union parties and subsequent to that discussion the Fire Service agreed to:

  • Withdraw their draft document
  • Produce a further document that addresses issues such as a need to update a Fire Safety Officer’s job description to recognise the already changed focus in the role and the effect of legislative changes (Building & Evacuation legislation).

If what the Union was told as a result of the discussion is correct, there will be little, if anything by way of change to a Fire Safety Officers present job.

Certainly there is no suggestion of any threat or risk to current jobs.

Related Articles

VIEW ALL

Notice to Auckland Local Members

Following recent near miss events involving Type 3 appliances, all crews are reminded to thoroughly acceptance test all appliances when changing appliances at the service provider.


Hawkes Bay Local Branch President Election 2020

By closing date for nominations for the position of Hawkes Bay Local Branch President, the following nominations were received.


NZPFU Tauranga Local Newsletter

As discussed at the AGM, the Local is to trial making semi regular contact via e-mails to members highlighting items of current concern or attention as it pertains to the Tauranga Local and in particular its committee.