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Health And Safety Advisor – RC Frame And Groundwork Contractor

  • £40,000 - £50,000 - Per Annum
  • Civil Engineering
  • London

About the Company:

Established over 25 years ago and based out of their head office in Surrey, this £120 million turnover business specialises in Concrete Frames, Groundworks and Basement Construction. With satellite offices in the South West and Midlands they have a strong coverage of projects with package values ranging from £5 million up to £35 million each (currently), covering the residential, commercial, leisure and education sectors. We have been preferred suppliers to this company for over 10 years and maintain a strong relationship with all the directors of the business.

What sets this business apart is their focus on safety and rewarding their staff;

The MD takes an active role in the safety department making sure it is at the forefront of everything they do, not only to please clients but most importantly to make sure every person goes home safely at the end of every day. He is proud to stand by their safety record and the constant measures they take to maintain and improve this department.

In addition to safety, the focus on rewarding their staff is demonstrated in the constant career development that is offered and the targeted bonus structures that are in place for all the management and commercial teams. For instance, the project management bonus is several thousand pound and is paid twice a year. This is measured on a quarterly basis based on certain key performance indicators such as safety, programme deadlines and commercial statistics. This gives each PM a real gauge of what they have to do to earn each bonus and it is worth pointing out, every PM is hitting above 85% of their bonus. This is a simple example of how targeted clear reward structures benefit the individual but also the company as a whole.

 

About the position:

Due to the on-going expansion of the company and awarding of new projects, our client is looking for a Health and Safety Advisor. The successful Health and Safety professional will be responsible for assisting in the day-to-day health and safety duties which will include implementing the companies’ health and safety policies, preparing method statements, risk assessments, construction phase plans and undertaking site inspections throughout London and the surrounding areas.

To succeed in this role, you will be expected to carry out the following roles and responsibilities with a comfortable level of autonomy: Work closely with the H&S Manager / Director to coordinate the health, safety, & environmental process for the company, ensuring all relevant areas of the business achieve minimum agreed levels of compliance. Ensure all accidents are fully investigated then reported to the Health and Safety Executive correctly in consultation with Senior Company SQE Management. Monitor compliance with the company’s H&S policy, organisation and arrangements. Hold regular meetings with senior managers to discuss improvements to safety procedures. Provide advice and guidance on health and safety matters. Production of statistical information in relation to SQE performance. Maintain up to date knowledge of new or revised legislation and other practical aspects of SQE management. Maintain an up to date knowledge of legislation and codes of practice applicable to the company’s business. Review all Risk Assessments and High-Risk activities, ensuring adequate control measures are in place. Identify training needs in the area of health and safety. Conduct and arrange any external H&S training in conjunction with business requirements. Carry out health and safety audits on site. Promote via the management team, supervisors and HR, the requirement for employees to be informed of their responsibilities and receive adequate training in safety, quality and environmental matters. Review Accident Investigation forms to ensure remedial action and control measures undertaken.

 

About the requirements:

To be considered for this position, it is imperative that individuals have previous experience in the construction industry (Within this sector is preferred). For this opportunity our client is targeting highly experienced professionals that have held previous roles with rival contractors. A NEBOSH General Certificate, an IOSH qualification and a full UK driving license is essential for visits to site.

 

About the salary / rewards:

For this permanent position, we are targeting candidates looking to earn anywhere from £40,000 to £50,000 per annum however specific salary will be defined upon experience and suitability. Furthermore, there will be a generous package offered; travel allowance OR company vehicle in addition to standard benefits associated with a successful company (bonus scheme, pension, laptop, phone etc.).