Health and Safety Job Vacancy

health@work are hiring for a Health and Safety Consultant, based at our Liverpool head office. Here’s the job description.

Please send a CV and cover letter to kevin.yip@healthatworkcentre.org.uk before end of the day on 8th April.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Health and Safety Consultant

Reports to: Wellbeing Director

Overseen by: Senior Consultant

Main Function

To provide health, safety and wellbeing support and advice to a variety of industry sector companies; ensuring compliance with health and safety legislation.

Role responsibilities:
• The undertaking of Health & Safety audits/inspections and surveys of clients’ premises and then the production of relevant health and safety policies and management systems.
• Advise and instruct clients in the use of their Health and Safety Management system under close supervision until agreed.
• Carry out risk assessments on client’s premises and consider how risks could be reduced;
• Carry out fire risk assessments
• Carry out health and safety training when required
• ensure working practices on client premises are safe and comply with legislation;
• Provide new clients with a gap analyses, in relationship to their current health and safety standing.
• Liaise with HSE and other Enforcing Authorities on behalf of clients when required to do so. Provide appropriate support and assistance to the client when dealing with Enforcing Authority action.
• Assist clients with accident or other special investigations as required.
• Attend Company meetings, courses etc. when required to update and maintain professional skills/knowledge.
• Conduct yourself in a professional manner at all times (including appearance, use of PPE, communication etc) ensuring that you comply with both company and departmental policies, procedures and protocols.
• attend Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) seminars and read professional journals;
• advise on a range of specialist areas, e.g. fire regulations, hazardous substances, noise, legionella, safeguarding, machinery and occupational diseases.
• produce, newsletters and bulletins for our clients
This job description is neither exhaustive nor exclusive and may be reviewed in the future depending upon operational requirements and staffing levels.

Personal specification

Essential Criteria

• At least 3 years recent and relevant experience in a similar role
• NEBOSH (General Certificate) qualified
• NEBOSH Construction certificate
• Experience of providing health and safety advice
• Experience of Health & Safety investigations
• Experience of formulating, implementing and revising H&S policies and procedures
• Experience of carrying out fire risk assessments
• Experience of carrying out a range of risk assessments including DSE, COSHH, Manual handling

Desirable Criteria
• NEBOSH Diploma
• Member of institute of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH)
• NEBOSH Environmental
• Certificate
• NEBOSH Fire certificate
• Experience in the healthcare sector
• Experience in providing Health and wellbeing support such as health checks.

Special aptitudes
• Confidential in all matters
• Professional approach, coupled with strong interpersonal skills.
• Excellent planning, organizational and time management skills
• Excellent verbal, written communication and presentation skills
• Strong IT skills
• Ability to work on own initiative
• Ability to work in, and adapt to a rapidly changing environment
• Ability to work co-operatively with others to complete tasks and implement process improvements
• Ability to network
• Ability to respond positively to deadlines
• Ability to Gather, analyze and reporting on key Health and safety data/statistics
• Knowledge of Microsoft packages
• Flexible and co-operative at all times
• An assertive but calm demeanour
• Self-motivated
• Good timekeeping and attendance record
• Neat and tidy appearance

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