Categories : Health & Safety
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. has grown from a small mineral operation in Zambia into a multinational mining business in less than two decades, with a global portfolio of copper and nickel assets in Europe, Africa, Australia and South America.
This phenomenal growth is down to FQM people who have strived to be Bolder, Smarter and Driven in everything they do.
In March 2013, First Quantum Minerals acquired Inmet Mining Corporation, a Canadian-based mining company primarily producing copper and zinc from mines in Finland, Spain and Turkey, with also a major copper deposit under development in Panama, known as Cobre Panama.
The combination of the First Quantum and Inmet assets has created one of the world’s leading copper producers with a geographically diversified portfolio of high-
quality operations and development projects in eight countries across five continents.
With a strategic plan to produce more than 1 million tonnes per annum of copper within five years, the Company is poised to become the largest, widely-
held pure-play copper producer and one of the top five copper producers in the world.
Organize the shift of Lead Fireman and Firemen, assign and supervise the maintenance of the shift schedules.
To be On share standby with ERT Superintendent and the other Senior Fire Officer
Maintain discipline, ensure established company Emergency Response practices and procedures are upheld.
Receive and transmit orders and information to the ERT Officers whether written or oral.
Review records of the testing and care of equipment, make recommendations on repair or replacement.
Requisition supplies and keep related records.
Maintain records of Emergency Response Equipment including Fixed Fire protection, Fire Extinguishers, First Aid,
communication and Emergency vehicles and Rescue Equipment
Maintenance of high standard of fitness in the Emergency Response teams.
Deliver the training programme on a regular basis and complete reports on each session.
Participate in the development of incident simulations and preparedness drills.
Maintain records and make reports of all fire prevention inspections.
Undertake Fire risk assessments before commencement of works as required.
Respond to fire alarms and direct emergency operations
Direct the return of all apparatus and equipment.
Perform related work as required.
Qualifications and Experience Requirements
Grade 12 or equivalent certificate / passed Fire Service Statutory Examinations Leading Fire-Fighter or Sub / Officers.
Having completed Fire Prevention and Breathing Apparatus courses.
Advanced First Aid / Basic Life Support Certificates.
Holder of Class C Drivers Licence.
Able to command and control Emergency Response teams.
Experience in Fire ground / Rescue Operation Procedures.
Experience in Emergency Management and disaster Preparedness.
Be Computer literate with good command of both Oral and written English.
Basic training and knowledge on Emergency Respond for Radiological incident
Qualified on NFPA regulations applicable in National Regulations for Public Building and Industrial Installations.
English speaking an advantage
Physical capabilities :
Must be able to accomplish physical requirements with or without reasonable accommodation.
Employee will be required to adhere to considerable amounts of standing, walking, bending, squatting, and lifting. May be
required to lift, carry, and move up to 50 lbs. Will use arms and hands to signal, grab, hold, turn, push, and pull : objects,
materials, controls and tools. Will occasionally work at heights, climb ladders, stairways, and work off of platforms. Will use vision
abilities to focus, see short and long distances, colors, depth perception and peripheral vision. Will be required to wear personal
protective equipment (PPE) including but not limited to : hard hat, safety glasses / goggles, ear plugs / muffs, masks / respirators, safety
vests, gloves and steel-toe boots.
Able to hear (at some dB limit of loss) in order to hear plant alarms, equipment condition, and to receive oral instructions.
Able to see to determine plant operating conditions and to avoid safety hazards.
May work in hazardous environments where they may be exposed to confined spaces, heights, noise, dust, cold and heat. There may also be risks working with chemicals, gases, and substances under pressure.