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Advantage Technical Resourcing  

Health and Safety Advisor

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Essential Experience:
• Conducting risk assessments and identifying how risk can be minimised
• Collaborating with principal designers, principal contractors and contractors to carry out operational risk assessments and minimise safety risks to parties affected by construction works
• Leading collaborative interactions to plan, manage, monitor and coordinate health and safety issues and risks during design and construction phases
• Developing and implementing safe operational procedures which identify and take account of all relevant hazards
• Amending workplace practices so they remain safe and compliant with legislation
• Contributing to the development of health and safety strategies and internal policy
• Maintaining records of inspection findings and producing reports that inform improvements
• Ensuring the proper recording of incidents and accidents and contributing to the
• investigation process in order to report on findings and inform decision-making
• Advising on a range of specialist areas, e.g. fire regulations, first aid, hazardous substances, noise, and occupational health
• Demonstrable experience of working in project teams to deliver design or construction project objectives

Health and safety core competencies:
• Health and safety legislation and industry knowledge
• Relationship and stakeholder management
• Developing safety culture and behaviours
• Health and safety legislation and industry knowledge and specifically the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (Essential)
• Knowledge of the design, construct, operate and maintain asset lifecycle (Desirable)

Essential Qualifications:
• Membership of a recognised professional body
• NEBOSH Diploma/Certificate or equivalent in Health and Safety
• A degree in a science or engineering discipline
• Membership of a recognised engineering or safety professional body, e.g. CMIOSH
• Lead Auditor qualification
• Recognised Incident Investigation qualification

Health and safety core competencies:
• Health and safety legislation and industry knowledge
• Relationship and stakeholder management
• Developing safety culture and behaviours
• Health and safety legislation and industry knowledge and specifically the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (Essential)
• Knowledge of the design, construct, operate and maintain asset lifecycle (Desirable)

Areas of focus
• Provide coaching and support to others to deliver Health and Safety programmes and initiatives.
• Consult with and influence the wider business on health and safety matters affecting organisational performance.
• Engage business leaders to advocate and demonstrate compliance with health and safety policy and champion interventions.
• Ensure effective recording of incidents, accidents and near misses and lead the investigation process in order to report on findings and inform decision making.
• Use management information on the effectiveness of policy, systems and processes to help improve performance.
• Monitor organisational performance in respect of health and safety and feedback to appropriate governance forums.
• Use health and safety performance data to inform business strategy and decision-making.
• Proactive and preventive action to risk management
• Use management information on the effectiveness of arrangements and risk controls to help improve performance.
• Monitoring performance in respect of health and safety and supporting action to deliver improvement
• Promoting innovation and organisational learning and sharing as springboard to performance improvement

Principal Accountabilities
• Challenging employees and business leaders so they put health and safety at the forefront of business planning to develop and sustain a high performing health and safety culture.
• Acting as client representative with responsibility for developing robust, collaborative relationships with designers and contractors to ensure health and safety is at the forefront of all construction projects.
• Collaborating widely to ensure that employees comply with safety legislation and safety policies and practices are followed to minimise reputational threats due to operational losses, occupational health problems, accidents and injuries.
• Using knowledge of health and safety legislation to improve business awareness of the consequence of failure to act.
• A member of the project team, responsible for the development of the project health and safety plan;
• developing the team’s health and safety agenda; and providing functional input to team decisions
• Practically supporting the assurance of health and safety design, construction, operations and maintenance objectives
• Where Highways England is a designer, challenging the design to ensure designer duties are met
• Timely implementation of health and safety risk profiling, planned assurance activities and reporting, to agreed standards and timescales

TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES
• Excellent written and spoken communication skills to explain health and safety processes to a wide range of people and to give presentations to groups
• Negotiating skills to convince managers of the need to implement and maintain safety nstandards which may compromise the efficiency of the organisation operations
• Patience and diplomacy to engender the required collaborative approach
• Ability to understand and analyse complex information and present it simply and accurately
• Maintaining a current knowledge of Construction (Design and Management) legislation and a working knowledge of all Health and Safety Executive legislation and any developments that may affect the business

RELATIONSHIPS
• Colleagues in Health & Safety Division
• Senior leaders in business units/directorates and their supporting teams
• Principal designers
• Principal contractors
• Trade Unions
• Supply chain partners and other service providers

Advantage Resourcing is a service driven recruitment consultancy.

Job reference:
PSC-15247836/001
Bedfordshire
Competitive
Full-time
Temporary or Contract
Immediate start
6 Months
 
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