Health and Safety Advisor

Russell James Recruitment
£30k - 32k per year + pension and benefits
15 Apr 2017
15 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Occupational Health & Safety Specialist

My client requires a Safety Specialist at its Birmingham operations. The candidate would be responsible for coaching and mentoring senior management and employees on all aspects of health, safety and environmental matters. Working closely with on-site Managers to develop a good working relationship and offering hands-on guidance, instruction and practical solutions where required thus ensuring ownership of Health & Safety/Environmental matters at all levels.


Basic: £32k


Excellent benefits package


+ To reduce the business risks to the company arising from breaches of health, safety and environmental legislation, by monitoring and implementing new and current legal requirements

+ Planning safe working practices and making necessary changes

+ Making recommendations following accidents/incidents and deploying corrective actions

+ Investigating/recording incidents, accidents, complaints and cases of ill health compiling statistics

+ Providing health and safety training courses for employees, team leaders and managers

+ Assessing new equipment and machinery for safety, prior to installation and commission and ensuring that the said equipment is installed correctly/safely

+ Writing internal EHS policies/strategies to ensure compliance to ISO14001 and BS OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety)

+ Drawing-up safe systems of work procedures

+ Undertaking / reviewing risk assessments with the team leaders

+ Identifying potential hazards

+ Determining ways of reducing risks

+ Keeping up to date and ensuring compliance with current Environmental health and safety legislation

+ Writing reports, bulletins and newsletters

+ Providing health and safety training courses for employees, team leaders and managers

+ Liaising with relevant authorities, acting as the official point of contact for official bodies such as the Health & Safety Executive and the Environment Agency

+ Organising/attending health and safety meetings, publishing the resulting minutes

+ Advising on, and ensuring the safe handling of hazardous substances on site

+ Making regular site inspections and environmental audits

+ Keeping up to date with developments within the profession

+ Making presentations to groups of employees/managers

+ Developing / coaching team leaders into their role

+ Review site security procedures with facilities manager

+ Work place transport safety arrangements

+ Organise safety audits, tours and inspections

+ Carry out HS&E induction on all new employees

+ Maintain the asbestos register, monitoring the condition of asbestos containing materials and sampling when necessary

+ Other duties determined by the Company, taking into account the current level of responsibilities, experience and capabilities



+ NEBOSH Diploma in Health &Safety

+ Diploma level qualification in Environmental Management

+ Qualification, knowledge and experience in implementation of ISO14001 and OHSAS 18001 management system

+ Lead EHS Auditor qualification and experience

+ Proficient in Microsoft Office package

+ Member of IOSH


+ High standard of written and spoken communication skills in order to explain health & safety processes to a wide range of people and to give presentations to groups

+ Negotiating skills, to coach and mentor managers of the need to implement and maintain safety standards that may compromise speed or efficiency in the organisation

+ Patience and diplomacy because this role requires a collaborative approach

+ The ability to understand and analyse complex information and present it simply and accurately

+ An investigative mind

+ Attention to detail

+ Knowledge of the law and the ability to understand regulations

+ Knowledge of computer applications for preparing reports and recording and analysing statistics, which is the basis for analysing trends

+ A proficient Trainer in Inductions; Health & Safety basic training etc

+ Hands on and practical

+ Can-do attitude