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Health & Safety Advisor - North England / Scotland

Job Title Health & Safety Advisor

Location: Mobile North England / Scotland

Contract: Full Time 37.5 hours, Permanent

Salary: £41,000 - £46,000 p/a.

Everest is a leader in the Home Improvements sector, and we have an exciting opportunity available for a mobile Health & Safety Advisor covering multi sites across North England & Scotland

Everest values are Innovation, Communication, Ownership and Networking. We are looking for people who share our passions and want to contribute to our continued success.

As the Health & Safety Advisor you will be Working with key stakeholders to ensure working practices are safe and comply with legislation. Prepare health and safety strategies and develop internal policy. Lead in-house training with managers and employees about health and safety issues and risks, keep records of inspection findings and produce reports that suggest improvements.

What you will be doing

  • To assist in the management of the risk assessment programmes to ensure assessments are completed for all tasks to a suitable and sufficient standard, controlling the level of risk to a tolerable level and therefore complying with UK legislation.
  • Support and conduct the more complex risk assessments.
  • To include all types of assessments including COSHH, manual handling, display screen equipment users, pregnant workers and young persons.
  • To coach and mentor line managers and their teams to ensure they are meeting the necessary high standards of risk management and in doing so, drive continual improvement.
  • To support accident and significant incident investigations, ensuring the root causes are accurately identified and timely corrective actions put in place to permanently resolve.
  • Carry out inspections of Contractors and in house Permits to Work/Working at Heights etc, to ensure the procedures are being effectively implemented with suitable controls identified and followed.
  • Challenge any unsafe acts and conditions with the aim of maintaining a safe place of working particularly during non-standard activities.
  • Champion safe behaviours by carrying out shopfloor/site/IC inspections and identify any opportunities for improvement.
  • Conduct monthly Safety meetings with all the Business Units and relevant departments. Ensure issues are raised and suitable actions are identified and completed in a timely manner.
  • Ensure all new starts go through the required on boarding H&S training, and any additional training identified by the business.
  • Develop and deliver training programmes when required.
  • Ensure all practices are compliant with legislation and keep up to date of changes that may impact the business.
  • Challenge persons who fail to respond to the legal requirements and coach where necessary.
  • Execute additional tasks as required in order to meet Everest changing priorities

What were looking for

The knowledge, skills, qualifications and experience relevant to the position are:

Essential

  • Relevant H&S Qualification, such as IOSH
  • 3-5 years minimum in a manufacturing or FMCG type environment.
  • Conducting risk assessments.
  • Carrying out accident and incident investigations.
  • Good knowledge of all Microsoft applications e.g. Excel, Word, Outlook.
  • Excellent communicator to also include coaching, listening and observing.
  • Confidence in own ability to challenge, discuss and successfully argue a point where necessary.
  • A problem solver.
  • Able to both work with people and in isolation where required.
  • Patient and diplomatic because role requires a collaborative approach.

Desirable

  • NEBOSH General Certificate

What we can offer you

  • 25 days A/L plus BHL
  • Employer Assistance Programme
  • Friendly and supportive team
  • Staff discount available
  • Company Car

If you are interested in working with us as a Health & Safety Advisor , apply now.

We are an equal opportunities business and do not discriminate on the grounds of Protected Characteristics as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

Company
EVEREST
Posted
07/15/2022
Location
Scotland, Scotland, UK