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Health and Safety Advisor

Ref code: AWK99098663
Engineering
£40k - 50k per year
Coventry, West Midlands, England
Permanent
Office Based

Health and Safety Advisor
Coventry
£40,000 - £50,000 DOE

Position Overview:
In this role , you will be responsible for continuous development and effective implementation of the organization's Health and Safety policies, practices and procedures at it's Coventry facilities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Provide professional knowledge and expertise in the coordination and support of Health and Safety processes
- Stay current on existing and proposed health and safety regulations while providing recommendations for changes to current policies/practices based on new or revised regulations;
- Provide details on regulations through research, case studies, and letters of interpretation; provide advice concerning compliance, laws, codes, regulations, best practices and standards
- Maintain a level of awareness, knowledge and preparedness to create a culture that prioritizes effective safety practices to reflect a commitment to an illness- and injury-free workplace
- Monitor standards, processes, communications and training to help ensure a safe workplace
- Conduct and lead Plant Safety Committees at each plant
- Evaluate workplace environments, equipment and practices in order to help ensure compliance with safety standards and government regulations
- Maintain safety plans and policies to correct unsafe behaviors and work conditions by utilizing knowledge or industrial processes and mechanics, health and safety laws, best practices, and environmental compliance; advise management of the effectiveness of these programs, the need for corrective action or preventive action, and implications of related laws and regulations
- Maintain effective health and safety programs that comply with relevant standards for H&S (HSE, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and and the Company's management system requirements;
- create and maintain process documentation including process flow charts, policies, work instructions, forms and records as appropriate
- Complete required environmental audits and reports in a timely manner
- Help prepare and retain emergency response plans and procedures
- Assist Supervisors and HR Department maintaining records of incidents or accidents, and lead investigations to determine root cause and implement corrective actions
- Conduct audits, drills, and measurements to measure and test the effectiveness of the programs and verify compliance with regulatory and Company policies; recommend and implement corrective and preventive measures
- Conduct training for employees for emergency actions, hazard communication, powered industrial trucks, crane, lock out tag out, use of safety equipment, health and safety topics; coordinate required training with new employee orientation to ensure compliance with training requirements
- Maintain confidentiality of personal employee and/or confidential company information; adhere to laws and government regulations relating to privacy protection standards in the workplace

QUALIFICATIONS
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required:
- Comprehensive knowledge of HASAW legilsation and supporting regulations
- Proven ability to determine root causes of accidents and implement corrective actions
- Broad knowledge of health & safety principles, best practices and procedures
- Proven ability to communicate and present facts and recommendations effectively in oral and written form
- Proficiency in the use of personal computers, internet and Microsoft Office suite of software
- Be detail-oriented and have excellent follow-through skills
- Proven ability to work as a member of a team and as a team leader
- Must possess high degree of professionalism and ability to handle confidential information

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- Minimum - NEBOSH General Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety Associate's, or Degree in Occupational Safety or similar equivalent degree
- Minimum three (3) to five (5) years' experience in a manufacturing facility
- Preferred experience with ISO9001 , ISO 14001 or TS16949 management systems
- Automotive and or metal manufacturing experience preferred

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