health and safety advisor in bristol

07 September 2018
dan feenan, randstad cpe
job type
£ 300 - £ 350 per day
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bristol, south west
construction & property
sub specialism
job type
working hours
£ 300 - £ 350 per day
reference number
dan feenan, randstad cpe
0121 212 7790
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job description

Are you a Health & Safety/SHEQ Advisor looking for your next freelance role? My client, a leading Rail contractor is offering an opportunity to work on a project within the Bristol region for approx 6 months +

Please see below for more specific details and duties on the job.

* Spend a large proportion of your time out onsite, engaging with the workforce and identifying and situations presenting a risk, which require attention.
* Have detailed knowledge of health & safety legislation and ensure that the works are undertaken in compliance with all statuary and company requirements.
* Ensure a construction phase health & safety plan is prepared and accepted before works start and ensure the plan is continually updated throughout the project.
* Introduce initiatives to improve standards and ensure safe working, whilst focusing on the proactive side of health & safety management.
* Where required provide coaching and mentoring to junior members of the team to ensure they perform against their technical competencies as defined within their GRD and project specific duties.
* Identify, promote and where required implement health & safety best practice initiatives.
* Prior to commencement on site of any subcontractor ensure an effective prestart H&S meeting is held to a formal agenda.
* Be aware of the project programme, with particular reference to the number of personnel on site at each stage, type of work to be undertaken by contractors, and the risk of contractors creating hazards for others in the same area and ensure effective daily coordination briefings are taking place.
* Work with the supply chain to establish effective relationships and ensure continuous improvement in delivering safety solutions.
* Establish a system to ensure that all personnel on site have a valid and appropriate CSCS card, or equivalent for their occupation.
* Establish a system to ensure that all personnel on site, to work or to visit, have received a site induction briefing before going on site. Ensure the induction information is regularly updated to reflect current site hazards/conditions
* Ensure that key health & safety documents are prepared in line with client specific requirements.
* Ensure effective investigations take place in relation to all accidents which involve harm, ill health or a safety incident which could have resulted in a more significant outcome.
* Be familiar with, and work within, the conditions of contract, as they relate to health & safety.
* Contribute to the production of the risk control schedule and ensure the effective production of task control sheets (TCS)
* Have a good knowledge of construction trades, plant, equipment, and in particular, the hazards associated with each.
* Be aware of and understand how employment legislation impacts on the project in terms of working hours, annual leave etc.
* Understand HR procedures and work within these ensuring this for any personal who maybe under your direct control.
* Have good knowledge of the skills within the project team and company, and make effective use of head office and other resources.
* Promote positive behaviour and ensure the full implementation of the STEP UP on the project. Ensure that staff and workforce receive the relevant STEP UP training and maintain a (percentage) of workforce who are trained at any one time junior members of the team and subcontractors to develop an effective safety culture on the site.
* Actively promote a collaborative, team approach by all parties involved in the project to meet the health & safety objectives.
* In cases of difference of opinion on health & safety issues, lead negotiations to reach the best solution for the project.
* Accept being looked to for solutions and direction. Be active when tackling problems that may impact on the project and always seek to exceed the norm.
* Be decisive and confident in making decisions that benefit the project and company, founded on own knowledge and experience.
* At all times, be aware of the priorities requiring health & safety attention and take action where deemed necessary.
* Clearly present and articulate as necessary to resolve problems, develop solutions, introduce innovations, etc.
* Actively participate in supply of information for team briefings & safety breakfasts. Deliver briefings and conduct site visits to promote the project and company.
* Effectively lead meetings with the project delivery team and subcontractors to promote health & safety on the project and act upon feedback in relation to any concerns.
* Appreciate the public's needs and react, to provide solutions that meet these needs and further the project.
* Continually demonstrate innovation through a variety of means

Promoting Positive Engagement

* Ensure consultation with the workforce takes place at regular intervals.
* Encourage pro-active positive intervention among all team members and subcontractors
* Promote and actively participate in health & safety knowledge share events.
* Attend and play an active part in both departmental and project health & safety meetings
* Be pro-active in involving all personnel on site in the pursuit of the highest safety standards
* Encourage the workforce to raise close call and positive interventions

Should you be interested in applying for this job, please do immediately by Contacting Dan Feenan from the Birmingham office ASAP on 0121 2127790

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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