Project Health and Safety Advisor

  • Location

    Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria

  • Sector:

    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

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  • Salary:

    £30.00 - £35.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Rachel Troughton

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months plus

  • Expiry date:


We have an opportunity for a Project Health and Safety Advisor based in Barrow for a 6 months plus contract, Duties will be to carry out and monitor day-to-day operations on site for all matters relating to Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality in line with the agreed scope of works

Key Tasks & Operational Accountabilities
To ensure the understanding and application of responsibilities with regard to the company's health, safety, environmental and quality standards by all of the Site Team
Risk Management - carry out, prepare and maintain all Risk Assessments to ensure risks can be reduced/eliminated at all times
Support the preparation of all methodology/written instructions of works methods outlining potential hazards and precautions and working with the Site Team to ensure they are complied with at all times
Working alongside the Site team to ensure projects are running safely and efficiently in accordance with all current legislation/industry best practice
Carry out regular site inspections on the clients site operations and all Tier 1 contractors and their sub-contractors to check policies and procedures are being properly implemented.
Monitor the Site "Permit to Work" System to ensure compliance with company standards
Manage, maintain and recommend improvements as necessary to all company management accreditations ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001
Lead any necessary in-house training, provide safety briefings, tool box talks
to site staff
Maintain and produce all necessary SHEQ management reports, bulletins, newsletters
Assist the Site team in ensuring all Waste stream management systems and environmental obligations on the contract are adhered to at all times.
Provide support and expertise to Line Management in incident investigation and reporting, complaints and cases of ill health
Keep up to date with changes in current legislation, Industry best practice, all HSE legislation and any developments affecting our industry
To undertake any other appropriate duties under the direction of your Line

People Accountabilities
Act as a coach and mentor to all levels of the business hierarchy to ensure that they are informed and supported in all SHEQ matters and encouraged to promote and demonstrate our companies SHEQ values and culture
Assist as required in the development and management of the Contract Team and their training records. Provide training recommendations when necessary, advising and highlighting any areas where training/certification is required to meet the standards imposed by Legislation, Approved Codes of Practice and HSE Guidance
To set a personal example at all times and act as a Role Model demonstrating a high level of commitment to our SHEQ culture
Pro-actively and positively promote Health & Safety at all times - this will include regular Tool box & Safety briefings, support for our Zero Harm Campaign and Near Miss Reporting

Qualifications / Requirements
Whilst we will consider applicants on an experience basis the ideal candidate will have at least a NEBOSH certificate or equivalent
Qualification in or detailed experience of ISO 9001, 14001 & 18001 Management Systems
Tech IOSH Status as a minimum
Relevant Demolition, Asbestos Removal and Construction Industry related qualifications/certification highly desirable
Current Full First Aid at Work Certificate
A full and valid driving licence is essential
A high level of Security Clearance is required for this role

Experience & Knowledge
Must have a good understanding and knowledge of the Demolition & Construction Industry and best practice therein
A working knowledge of the CDM regulations 2015
The ideal candidate will have two to five years experience of working in a similar industry environment undertaking tasks comparable to the role
Excellent Knowledge of relevant Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality legislation, best practice and guidance and its application in site project work
Good working knowledge of all company management accreditations ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001

Key Skills
Strong verbal communication and engagement skills to deliver our SHEQ culture in a manner to ensure maximum impact to a wide range of people
Excellent People Management Skills
Work well in a team
Excellent and effective written skills to prepare reports with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
Strong influencing and coaching skills
Able to assess information, evaluate solutions and devise appropriate course of action
Planning and organising skills and the ability to self-prioritise workload
Excellent IT skills with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

Personal Qualities
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships across the business hierarchy and all external stakeholders
Self confident, decisive, resilient and able to work under pressure
Visible and demonstrative SHEQ values
Professional in outlook and attitude
Be adaptive to change
Self-motivated - improvement orientated
Be disciplined, collaborative, approachable, considerate and a role model to your team
To be helpful, innovative, informative to all staff,
clients and stakeholders

Motivation & Expectations
Undertake any other relevant training deemed necessary to enhance performance
Take responsibility for own continuous professional development and have a desire for personal progression and improvement