Urgent requirment - Environmental, Health and Safety Advisor

  • Location

    Stevenage, Hertfordshire

  • Sector:

    Building, Construction and Infrastructure

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  • Salary:

    £40000 - £45000 per annum + negotiable

  • Contact:

    Vital Bristol Technology

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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Our client provides building consultancy, construction, installation and process engineering to a wide range of clients. The business operates major contracts which can include principal contracting, large scale subcontracting and specialist services.
They are currently recruiting for an Environmental, Health and Safety Advisor to cover in the Stevenage and north London areas, this position would suit a candidate who is at junior level 2-3 years experience.
Role Information
The Environmental, Health and Safety Advisor will
* Integrate successfully with the existing business, relevant departments and staff
* Work to consistently improve the EHS culture within the business
* Bring new ideas to the business and in particular to enhance the Merit brand, awareness of Merit and Merit services
* Have the capacity to deliver a diversity of requirements within a working day
* Requires travel and occasional work away from home
Purpose and Objectives
Provide the enthusiasm and energy to ensure that Merit successfully fulfils its objectives and long term strategy. The key objectives of the role are to:
* Act as the organisations lead competent person for health and safety as defined by the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
* Ensure that the organisation complies with current health and safety legislation and approved codes of practice and guidance in relation to employment
* Work proactively with managers to establish and maintain a system that promotes a culture of safe working across the organisation
Duties and Responsibilities
The role is focused at achieving results in a consistent manner to a defined quality.
Specific duties will include:
* Carrying out risk assessments and considering how risks could be reduced
* Carrying out regular site inspections to check policies and procedures are being properly
* The responsible point of contact for all EHS related issues within their designated
construction sites
* Work with other leaders in order to drive a behavioural approach to HSE Management
* Provide advice and training to the operational work force in EHS regulations when
* Assisting with audit and compliance
* Investigating incidents as and when required and implementing corrective/preventive
* Providing EHS advice, guidance, training and support across Site.
* Leading in-house training with managers and employees about health and safety issues
* Keeping records of inspection findings and producing reports that suggest
* Ensuring that the company's Health and Safety policy is implemented consistently across
the organisation
* Recording incidents and accidents and producing statistics for managers
* Advising on a range of specialist areas (e.g. fire regulations, hazardous substances, noise,
safeguarding machinery and occupational diseases
* Work with the EHS Manager to develop the Business Management Systems where
* Assisting in identifying training needs for employees and deliver such training
* Assisting managers in implementing Health and Safety systems and procedures to meet
specific requirements
* Carrying out audits to evaluate effectiveness and implement improvements
* Taking action to mitigate the impact and likelihood of Health and Safety risks
* Investigating or assisting others in investigating the circumstances and causes of
accidents and take necessary steps to prevent recurrence
* Collating and reporting company health and safety statistics for both Merit employees
and subcontractors
Personal Qualities & Experience
Construction related background working for principle contractors. Experience specifically working within M&E would be advantageous
Hold a recognised NEBOSH qualification
* Graduate IOSH status or evidence of working towards this
* A recognised level 3 training qualification
* First aid at work (3 day) qualified
* Experience leading accident and incident investigations and producing reports
* Self-efficient individual who can manage own workload and prioritise
* Internal EHS audit experience
* Additional qualifications in Temporary Works Coordination and Fit2Fit Face Fit
Testing would be an advantage
If you do not hear from us within seven days, then your application has not been successful on this occasion. We may however keep your details on file for any suitable future vacancies and contact you accordingly.