Health & Safety Advisor

Recruit 12
Market related
01 Aug 2017
26 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

A Health & Safety Advisor is required to join a successful automotive company at their plant based in Cannock. The main responsibilities of the Health & Safety Advisor is to control all safety related issues, to help maintain a safe working environment and to ensure compliance with necessary standards and legislation, particularly with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

Reporting directly to the Health & Safety Manager, your duties and responsibilities will include the following:

  • Managing policy to ensure the organisation complies with all relevant UK H&S legislation

  • Training and auditing to make the workforce aware of and able to fulfil H&S responsibilities

  • Conducting project work, covering a range of areas including H&S initiatives

  • Conducting daily safety observations in order to identify any unsafe acts/conditions

  • Challenging any employee safety non-compliances

  • Carrying out and reviewing risk assessments including COSHH

  • Maintaining the sites incident database and ensuring that root cause analysis is carried out for all safety incidents including corrective actions

  • Play an active role in maintaining the corporate H&S audit system

  • Carry out emergency evacuation exercises and take the lead when required

  • Provide cover for the H&S Manager when required

In order to be successful in the role of Health & Safety Advisor, you will need to possess the following skills/knowledge/experience:

  • Ability to engage with employees at all levels of the organisation

  • Ability to influence at all levels in the organisation

  • Ability to manage your own workload

  • Have a good working knowledge/understanding of current H&S legislation

  • Have a proven track record for collecting and analysing data and the ability to use it to create clear & targeted action plans

  • Logical thinking and problem solving ability

  • Good attention to detail

  • Ability to manage your own workload in a fast paced environment and good organisational skills

  • Experience within automotive manufacturing is desirable, during which you will have developed a sound understanding of the H&S challenges facing the industry

  • Experience in conducting Safety audits and general workplace inspections

  • Experience in dealing with external sources (Contractors, HSE, Fire Authority & Insurance

  • Enthusiastic and passionate about Health & Safety with a can do attitude

  • Able to demonstrate a tactful but assertive manner

  • Qualified to NEBOSH certificate level 3

  • Qualified or working towards NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent

This position is based in Cannock and is easily commutable from Birmingham, Stafford, Lichfield, Walsall, Tamworth, Sutton Coldfield, Wolverhampton, Telford and Burton upon Trent. This role is permanent and full time and you will receive a competitive salary plus company benefits.

If you possess the following skills and experience and you are looking for a new opportunity as a Health & Safety Advisor, please apply immediately.

Recruit12 is a recruitment specialist working within the Automotive, Aerospace, and World Class manufacturing sectors.

Important: Please note Recruit12 is only able to place into employment candidates that have a valid EU passport, a European Economic Area (EEA) passport or a valid UK visa.

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