Health and Safety Advisor

Job Description

  • Job Reference: RAHSA220524
  • Job Title: Health and Safety Advisor
  • Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 DOE + excellent benefits package
  • Location: Toomebridge, Antrim

Health and Safety Advisor
Are you looking for a Health and Safety Advisor role? Interested in working for an award-winning fit-out company?

VANRATH are recruiting a Health and Safety Advisor to work for an award-winning Main Contractor that specialise in high end fitout, based in Toomebridge, Antrim.

c£40,000 to £50,000 DOE + excellent benefits package

What's in it for you?

  • Additional leave
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Enhanced maternity leave
  • Enhanced paternity leave
  • Free parking
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Private medical insurance
  • Sick pay

Our client is an award-winning Main Contractor that specialise in high end hotel and residential fitout projects. They work collaboratively with their clients to ensure efficient project delivery and minimum disruptions to operations.

They have a flexible and innovative can-do approach which allows them to continually exceed client expectations and this has led to an enviable portfolio of repeat business.

The Role:
The H&S Advisor will help manage Health and Safety along with the HSQE and Site teams ensuring all persons on site comply with their Safe Systems of Work and relevant legislation and that safety policies are adopted and adhered to. Travel will be required to project sites across the UK and Ireland each week - usually Tuesday to Thursday, with Mondays and Fridays in the office.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure a safe workplace environment without risk to health
  • Carry out regular risk assessments
  • Outline safe operational procedures which identify and take into account all relevant hazards
  • Determining ways of reducing risks
  • Ensure all working practices are safe and comply with legislation
  • Ensure safety inspections are carried out, fire drills and fire alarms are correctly reported, safety inspections, risk assessments and lone working procedures are managed, and employees are aware of their responsibilities
  • Carry out new start inductions with all new persons based in the office
  • Ensure the Company meets its statutory obligations in all areas relating to health, safety and welfare at work
  • Keep up to date with new legislation and maintain a working knowledge of all health and safety legislation and any developments that may affect our industry
  • Ensure equipment is installed safely
  • Record incidents and accidents and produce reports for management
  • Participate in meetings when required to report on relevant health and safety matters
  • Liaise with external health and safety authorities
  • Ensure all persons working on our sites/in the office/in the workshop have the correct certification/cards to gain access to the sites and for the role they are carrying out
  • Establish a full programme of documented health and safety inspections, audits and checks
  • Manage and organise the safe disposal of hazardous substances e.g. asbestos
  • Advise on a range of specialist areas such as fire regulations, hazardous substances, noise and machinery
  • Procure all necessary PPE and Health and Safety equipment required for the company
  • Continuously monitor and review H&S policies and procedures and implement changes where necessary. Ensuring all changes are communicated

The Ideal Person:

  • Degree qualified or other relevant qualifications
  • Relevant experience in a similar position
  • NEBOSH Certificate
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent IT skills especially Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with high attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively both alone and in a team environment
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written) to build relationships with colleagues, customers and other stakeholders
  • Experience of handling H&S investigations and providing advice to manager/supervisors
  • High attention to detail
  • A proactive and flexible working approach with the ability to adapt to changing situations and duties
  • Continually seeking ways to improve, adapt and innovate while meeting compliance and commercial requirements

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Built Environment job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Robert Apps for a confidential discussion