Health And Safety Advisor

Rate: Dependent on experience

Industry: Power & Energy

Job Type: Contract

Location: South East

Reference: 27074bu

Expiration date: 31 March 2017


We are working with an award winning civil/structural practice who focus on projects across minerals, planning, renewable energy, waste resource management, mining, sport and leisure, utilities and infrastructure, property and development, landscape and environment.

Roles and Responsibilities:

• To co-ordinate and collate project health and safety information and provide effective health and safety advice to the Company’s own archaeology staff and contractors.
• To provide assistance and support to the Client in dealing promptly with enquiries to ensure that issues are addressed in a timely and efficient manner.
• To provide health and safety inductions and health and safety training to the Company’s own archaeology staff and contractors.
• To attend and contribute to Client health and safety meetings, reporting on Company health and safety performance commensurate with project stated / agreed key performance indicators (KPI’s).
• To provide the Technical Director with monthly health and safety progress reports.
• To liaise as necessary with other key agencies on health and safety compliance issues, e.g. HSE, Local Authority, etc.
• To attend internal Company site meetings relevant to the project and actively participate in promoting high standards of health and safety performance within the Project Management Team.
• To assist with identifying and resolving issues / problems arising before they escalate.
• To provide assistance and professional advice to the Company and Client in the event of an incident or emergency in accordance with the stated procedures.
• To undertake project work including the preparation of professional reports for the Company and Client, working on own initiative and as directed by the health and safety Technical Director.
• To utilise specialist software - ProjectWise to add, review, update and amend Client information held on the project IT systems / databases.
• To assist in the development of policies and procedures for use by the Company’s own archaeology staff and contractors, ensuring that good health and safety practice is communicated effectively to line management and staff deployed on the project
• To advise and assist management on the control of health and safety risks and with the implementation of the Project Safety Plan, task risk  assessments, dynamic risk assessments and safe working procedures.
• To issue verbal and written safety-related information and guidance to Company employees and those non-employees contracted to undertake work on the Company’s behalf to ensure action for compliance and good management practice.
• To proactively monitor the implementation of risk assessments to reflect the requirements of health and safety legislation and to ensure that all potential risks to employees, contractors and members of the public have been identified and appropriate preventative controls are in place to minimise the risk of accidents and liability (criminal and civil actions).
• To promote effective incident reporting procedures to enable analysis and monitoring of trends for statistical analysis such that appropriate remedial action(s) can be implemented wherever possible.
• Where incidents have occurred, to identify primary and secondary causes and implement the appropriate remedial measures to effectively closeout the required actions arising from the incident investigation.
• To liaise with the health and safety Technical Director ensure that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are notified of serious work-related accidents or dangerous occurrences involving employees or non-employees.
• To utilise health and safety hardware and software as necessary to assist with the provision of an effective health and safety advisory service to the business.
• To utilise specialist software to add, review and amend corporate health and safety information on the Company’s intranet site.

Essential Experience:

• At least two years’ experience working in an advisory management position. Experience of formulating and implementing organisational health and safety policies and procedures including the design and delivery of training, risk assessment, inspection, investigation and compliance / enforcement of workplace policies / procedures.
• Ability to communicate at all levels and develop internal and external networks.
• Relevant certificate in occupational safety and health, e.g. NEBOSH National Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health; or a relevant Degree / postgraduate Diploma, or equivalent qualification. 
• Membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (Tech IOSH or higher).