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Health and Safety Advisor

£200 - £250 per day
Apply2019-10-09 16:23:101970-01-01Resourcing Group

Health and Safety Advisor

Date posted: October 9, 2019
£200 - £250 per day
London, England
Job description

My Client, an ALMO in North London, seeks a Health & Safety Adviser to be responsible for all aspects of service delivery and development but may be asked to lead of specific issues, such as health & safety, fire risk assessments, construction, asbestos surveying etc.

Essential Skills and Experience:

Construction Design & Management Training (MaPS)

NEBOSH General Certificate or equivalent.

NEBOSH construction Certificate or equivalent.

Fire Safety and Fire Risk Assessment training (Institute of Fire Engineers or equivalent)

Asbestos training, knowledge and/or experience

Demonstrable experience in housing/construction/asbestos/fire safety industry.

Knowledge and ability to act in one of the following roles: CDM-C, fire risk assessment & safety, or asbestos surveys within the construction & maintenance environment.

Ability to demonstrate accountability and a positive attitude

Experience of carrying out inspections, audits etc. and producing reports.

Develop Pre-Construction Information for CDM projects, checking construction phase plans prior to work commencing on site and ensuring contractors compliance with safety plans, method statements and safety policies.

Complete fire risk assessments for housing stock including carrying out inspections and reports, tracking repairs and actions, liaising with staff, contractors and others as required.

Main responsibilities

Ensure that appropriate standards and systems are maintained and followed consistent with the clients policies in consultation with the Head of Health & Safety, Fire & Asbestos Manager and the Construction Safety Manager.

Provide technical advice and support services with regard to a range of health and safety subjects including but not limited to accident/incident reporting, approved contractor lists, risk assessments, COSHH assessments, DSE assessments, DSE eyesight tests, manual handling, fire risk assessment, asbestos management, construction design & management, first aid at work, fire marshals, sharps, stress management, dealing with verbal and physical abuse and estate inspections.

Assist in developing and reviewing policies and guidance in the light of advice or changes in the law from statutory bodies including the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Fire Authorities, Building Control, Environmental Health and Technical Services.

Develop high quality Pre-Construction Information in an effective and efficient manner and ensure that we provide added value in the CDM process. Liaising effectively and productively with all members of project teams to deliver efficient and safe projects.

Review safety policies, method statements and safety plans produced and developed by contractors prior to works commencing and throughout the project period. Advise and assist the client in ensuring contractors work with safe systems and in a safe manner.

Completion of fire risk assessments for the managed stock including carrying out inspections and completing reports, tracking repairs and actions required, liaising with Area Housing Offices and other sections as required to ensure fire safety issues are effectively managed.

Produce and update schedules of fire risk assessments, develop and deliver an effective and efficient programme of inspections and attend regular meeting with relevant staff, managers and contractors to update on progress.

Assist in providing technical advice and training with regard to fire safety and fire risk assessment and a range of health and safety issues.

Assist in providing support and assistance to the Senior Asbestos Surveyor as and when required by carrying out asbestos surveys, taking samples of suspected asbestos containing materials and producing reports and information for the asbestos register and liaising with colleagues and contractors as required.

Produce and update schedules of construction sites & workplace buildings, develop and deliver an effective and efficient programme of site safety audits and carry-out site audits to ensure contractors are following method statements and safety plans and to monitor site conditions and ensure that reports are sent to appropriate persons in a timely manner.

Keep up to date with developments in terms of health and safety legislation, codes of practice and guidance from all statutory bodies in relation to area of work.

Assist in the development, implementation and review of emergency planning and business continuity policies, systems and procedures.

Assist in the investigation of serious incidents, including analysis and the consequent development of informed safety practices and guidance and assist in preparation of reports to the Safety Committee, Management Team and other reports.

Assist in the development and delivery of safety training programmes or others by assessing needs and priorities and assisting in specific safety training.

Deputise for the Health & Safety Manager, Fire & Asbestos Manager and the Construction Safety Manager as and when necessary, and attend out of normal working hours meetings, events and other activities as and when necessary.

Please note this is a temporary role inside IR35

Resourcing Group is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Reference: H&S Advisor_1570634588