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Health & Safety Advisor

Apply2020-03-09 10:06:402020-10-10Resourcing Group

Health & Safety Advisor

Date posted: March 9, 2020
Up to £320.32 per day
London, England
Contract
Job description

My Client, A North London ALMO is seeking a Health & Safety Advisor for a 6 Month contract

The Health & Safety Advisers will be responsible to the ALMO's Head of Health & Safety and/or Fire Safety, Asbestos and Construction Manager and/or Senior Health and Safety Advisor for all aspects of service delivery and development but maybe asked to lead of specific issues, such as health & safety, fire risk assessments, construction, asbestos surveying etc.

Health & Safety Advisers are expected to be committed to work to the ALMO's core principles and key aims, Business Plan and to effectively implement Divisional and Team Plans.

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.

Ensure that appropriate standards and systems are maintained and followed consistent with policies in consultation with the Head of Health & Safety and/or the Health & Safety Manager and/or Fire & Asbestos Manager and/or 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. Consistent with the ALMO's overall health and safety policies.

Assist in developing and reviewing policies and guidance for the ALMO 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 and liaising with such bodies in consultation with the Head of Health & Safety and/or Health & Safety Manager and/or Fire & Asbestos Manager and/or Construction Safety Manager.

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 ALMO in ensuring contractors work with safe systems and in a safe manner.

Completion of fire risk assessments for the ALMO's 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.

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.

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 and Management Team and other reports.

This post will require the use of the post-holders own car on a regular basis and the use of a work vehicle on some occasions. Post holders must have a full clean driving license and suitable vehicle for carrying out duties.

Essential Qualifications for the position:

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

Essential Key Skills & 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.

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

Able to think clearly and strategically

Competent in the use of IT - Microsoft Office, Windows XP, establishing and maintaining databases.

Able to develop, implement, monitor and review policies and procedures.

Good communication skills, both in person and in writing, to individuals and groups within the local community and among staff and partners.

An understanding of the importance of value for money and efficiency.

Able to network effectively to share ideas and development.

Committed to equality and diversity.

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

Reference: Health & Safety Advi_1583748399

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