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Health and Safety Advisor

  • Location: Wakefield
  • Salary: £35k - 45k per year + car and package
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 10 months ago

  • Sector: Health and Safety, Construction
  • Contact: Chris Quinlan
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0113 242 0303
  • Expiry Date: 22 December 2021
  • Job Ref: 394341CQN

Health and Safety Advisor - construction - Yorkshire/Lincolnshire - £35k-£45k+package - main contractor turning over c£50m on projects up to £10m including commercial, industrial, education, retail and small infrastructure schemes. 

Excellent opportunity for a dynamic safety professional to progress over the next couple of years into a Health and Safety Manager role, with training provided and support for higher level qualifications if not already attained. 

Key responsibilities
•On a day to day basis provide guidance and advice to the business on compliance with statutory requirements and company standards using Guidance and Observation visits
•To respond to requests for advice which fall within the job holders area of expertise, through discussion with the SHE Manager, and others where appropriate
•Undertaking risk assessments relating to SHE.
•Proactively working with operational teams during the project lifecycle to ensure that SHE is considered at all stages and that relevant control measures are identified
•Assisting the business with the implementation of the OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 standards
•Undertaking ‘active’ monitoring of company projects using the monitoring system
•Highlighting areas where poor practice and/or significant risk have occurred.
•Investigating incidents and producing detailed factual reports identifying root causes and recommendations for improvement
•Liaising with enforcing authorities as necessary
•Assisting the SHE Manager in the preparation, review and updating of policies and procedures relating to the management of SHE
•Working with senior managers and/or directors on the development and implementation of divisional level strategies for improvement
•Keeping up to date with new legislation and best practices in the industry through regular reading of journals and relevant website/ site visits
•Raise awareness on SHE and sustainability issues through toolbox talks and briefings, delivering training where necessary.

•NEBOSH Construction/general cert (minimum)
•NEBOSH Diploma/NVQ L5 in OHAS (desired)
•Relevant experience of working as part of a SHE team
•Providing proactive support to operational business units
•Up to date knowledge of UK legislation in relation to SHE Operation of an OHSAS 18001 and/or ISO 14001 based system
•Relevant construction sector experience