Health & Safety Advisor required for leading Civils & Utility Contractor

South East
17 Feb 2017
17 Mar 2017

Health & Safety Advisor required for leading Civils & Utility Contractor

Purpose and Scope:

The group I am currently assisting are a well respected Civil Engineering & Utilities Contractor who have offices in London & Manchester and require a Health & Safety Advisor  to assist in the development and implementation of the health and safety programme, policies and procedures within the Company.

Key Tasks:

  • Ensure compliance with all current legislation, including codes of practice and relevant standards (BS/ISO).
  • Ensure that the company procedures are being fully implemented throughout the Company, providing assistance to the managers on practical management of the Health and Safety systems. 
  • Provide a professional audit role in the company and work with the Company management team to ensure that the corrective action from the audit is carried out within given timescales.
  • To assist the company with the preparation of information in relation to health and safety for reporting purposes, including the maintenance of a comprehensive accident-reporting database.
  • Investigate accidents and dangerous occurrences, maintaining proper records and complying with and reporting to relevant bodies (RIDDOR).
  • Assist in the analysis of training needs to allow compliance with the Health and Safety Programme throughout the company.  Also to assist in the delivery of training seminars in related areas.  Ensure that all records are kept up to date and that training gaps are identified and appropriate action taken.
  • Within the Company ensure that Company managers, supervisors and employees are carrying out their roles in compliance with the health and safety policies and procedures.  Any assistance required is to be provided to such personnel.
  • Ensure that breaches of the health and safety programme and regulations are reported to the Managing Director and that these are dealt with under the company Disciplinary Rules and Procedures.
  • Attend at company health and safety committee meetings and advise on suitable action plans.
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as necessitated by your function.

Key Skills:

  • Postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject related to industrial Health and Safety management, preferably the NEBOSH Diploma in Health and Safety Management.
  • Experience in a Health and Safety role to include experience implementing and operating to Health and Safety Management Systems.
  • Experience working in the construction industry would be beneficial.
  • In depth knowledge of current best practice of Health and Safety in this industry, and a working knowledge of legislative compliance.
  • Ability to produce effective and efficient Health and Safety procedures and policies related to the best practice and to influence the management team in the implementation of these.
  • Ability to produce concise reports for managers on Health and Safety matters in the company and the Group.
  • Excellent administration skills, and knowledge of the importance of record keeping to the Health and Safety function. 
  • Computer literate.