Health and Safety Advisor

Health and Safety Advisor – Civil Engineering, Demolition and Earthworks

£30,000 – £35,000 + package

Durham – Projects throughout the North of England

About the Company:

Our privately owned client, who has regional offices throughout the UK, is a multi-disciplined civil engineering contractor that prides themselves on their excellent reputation to deliver projects within budget and to programme, whilst always maintaining high standards and quality. As a group, they carry out various services including civil engineering, demolition and remediation and offer support throughout the retail, residential, commercial and industrial sector.

Our client recruits only the best people, who are motivated, dedicated and can work with a professional outlook. Having worked closely with this client for many years, I would highly recommend them as they offer an excellent working environment where they encourage individuals to grow, develop and expand. Furthermore, with a close management team, the business has the ability to offer a real family feel, assuring that you will be a name rather than just a number within the organisation.

About the position:

Due to the on-going expansion of the company and winning of new projects, our client is looking for an experienced Health and Safety to assist and advice on all aspects of the companies QHSE Management systems.

As a Health and Safety Advisor, you 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 and construction phase plans and undertaking site inspections throughout the North of England.

To succeed in this role you will be expected to carry out the following roles and responsibilities with a comfortable level of autonomy:

  • Work with the H&S Director to 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 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 and hold regular meetings with senior managers to discuss improvements to safety procedures.
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of the company’s QHSE management policies and systems and to review them to maintain OHSAS 18001, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
  • 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:

  • NEBOSH Construction Certificate (or equivalent)
  • Previous experience of working for a civil engineering, demolition and earthworks
  • Full UK driving license
  • Longevity in the workplace – Holding each previous appointment for a minimum of 3 years

About the salary / rewards:

For this permanent position we are targeting candidates looking to earn anywhere from £30,000 to £35,000 per annum however specific salary will be defined upon experience and suitability. Furthermore, there will be a generous package offered in addition to standard benefits associated with a large successful company.

How to apply:

If interested, please forward a copy of your CV or any questions to or call Laura Pyle on 01923 750 095 / 07876 864 945 for a confidential discussion.

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