SCH Fire Safety


Simon Hewitt Fire Safety Consultant SCH Fire Consultant

Work Experience

Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service – Fire Safety Officer

September 2003 – January 2015

•Watch Commander in Fire Safety

•Letter and document writing to responsible person(s)

•Maintaining records and documents, ensuring up to date and current

•Inspections of premises

•Auditing and answering fire safety enquiries

•Dealing with building regulation and licensing consultation

•Providing advice to local businesess

•Skills for Justice consultation panel for the National Occupation Standard for fire safety

•Seminars and training on fire safety


Suffolk Fire & Rescue Servcice – on-call fire fighter

August 2008 – current

•Operational skills commensurate to role

•Fire Appliance Driver

•Breathing Apparatus Instructor


Department of Community and Local Government – Fire Safety Officer

January 2010 - January 2012

•London 2012 Olympics Fire Safety Officer of designated Crown premises

•Auditing of Crown owned/occupied premises including Court and Prisons

•Lead on a Government department giving fire safety advice

•Letter and document writing to responsible person(s)

•Providing and sharing fire safety advice at national level to commercial Companies


Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service – Directorate Investigation Team

March 2009 - January 2010

•Interview techniques under PEACE

•Gathering of relevant information collating information

•Submitting relevant information to Senior Officers, Defence and Prosecution team

•Receiving and storing of restricted information

•Storage and monitoring of confidential evidence and information in secure store


Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service, Ipswich – Firefighter

June 1988 – September 2003

•Leading Fire-fighter

•Sub Officer

•Turntable Ladder Operator and instructor

•Fire Appliance Driver

•Counter Balance Fork Lift Truck Instructor

•Working at Height Instructor