Heath, Safety, Security and Assurance Advisor

Randstad Construction, Property and Engineering
11 Feb 2018
21 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you a Health, Safety, Security and Assurance (HSSA) Advisor with expert knowledge and skills in order to promote a positive Health and Safety culture as well as professional advise? Randstad are recruiting for a HSSA Advisor in the South West of England, Monday - Friday 37.5 hours per week + company car.

Core Duties/ Responsibilities

The HSSA Advisor is based in an area or region, although visits to other operational sites and facilities across the company's footprint will be required.

The HSSA Advisor will monitor compliance with relevant legislation throughout the company and ensure policies and practices are adopted that support the aim of the business to: -

  • have zero work-related health issues and injuries to its employees and others affected by the company's operations
  • ensure that it stands out as a top-performing organisation have a management system that is dynamic, flexible and meets the requirements to be certified to OHSAS18001

This post holder will assist the Head of HSSA to plan, produce, implement, monitor and review the organisation's H&S management system.

The principal activities of the HSSA Advisor are:

  • Ensuring that the management system(s) are risk focussed and implemented consistently throughout the organisation
  • Identifying, from findings relating to incidents, near misses, hazards and inspections, where improvements and/or modifications to the management system are required, and prioritising the changes on the basis of risk
  • Monitor, review and recommend system improvements driven by information using leading indicators, leadership skills and core values and competencies
  • Ensuring that the functional managers within the business understand their responsibilities for managing the Health & Safety of their teams
  • Ensuring that a framework exists for setting out the competencies required of managers and supervisors to allow them to operate on the basis of risk and to carry out detailed task and site risk assessments
  • Working with the Team to develop material for implementation across the group of companies
  • Promoting and encouraging new Health & Safety Representatives and developing their skills and competencies
  • Supporting the functions to produce safe systems of work associated with high risk activities
  • Supporting or leading in-house training of managers and employees in respect of Health & Safety issues and risks
  • Keeping records of findings of incidents and accidents and producing statistics as required to enable improvements to be identified, ability to analyse statistics and draw conclusions to identify performance improvement opportunities
  • Undertaking formal inspections and reviews of functional activities to ensure the Health & Safety management system is operating in accordance with its aims and objectives
  • Advising on a range of specialist areas, e.g. fire regulations, hazardous substances, noise, safeguarding machinery and occupational diseases
  • Maintaining Health & Safety competence through continuing professional development

Qualifications/ Training:

  • Minimum of 5 GCSE's or equivalent, including English and Mathematics at grade C or above
  • NEBOSH National Certificate or equivalent level 3 qualification in Occupational Safety and Health
  • Bachelors Degree/NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent level 6 qualification in Occupational Safety and Health
  • Membership of a Health & Safety professional Institution: - (Desirable) Chartered level/ Graduate level


Experience in a specialist Health & Safety role advising a business on systems and processes and/or have had a front line Health & Safety responsibility.

Experience of being instrumental in documenting and/or implementing and system to HSG65 or OHSAS18001 that has achieved or retained a recognised certification by an accredited body Involvement with the introduction and maintenance of a successful behavioural safety programme

Knowledge/ Skills:

  • Understanding of the waste sector environment and its planning, reporting and regulatory obligations.
  • Good communication skills with the ability to liaise confidently both verbally and in writing.
  • Good organisational skills with the ability to prioritise work effectively innovate and work well under pressure.
  • Ability to work on own initiative in a constructive manner and as a member of a team.
  • Computer literate and skilled in the use of MS Office including Word and Excel.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of statistics and reporting of H&S metrics and an ability to draw conclusions from statistical analysis.

You must have a full UK drivers licence and be willing to travel across the operational area

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.

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