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HEALTH AND SAFETY ADVISOR– Multi-site Logistics in Heavy Industrial Manufacturing sector

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HEALTH AND SAFETY ADVISOR– Multi-site Logistics in Heavy Industrial Manufacturing sector

RecruiterThe Martin Veasey Partnership
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Benefitsc£35-38000 + Car + Bonus
Town/CitySouthern England
LocationsBedfordshire, Berkshire, Birmingham, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Essex, Greater London, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, London, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, South East (Excl London), Staffordshire, Surrey, Warwickshire, West Midlands, West Midlands, West Sussex, Worcestershire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesLogistics Jobs
Date Posted12 January 2018

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HEALTH AND SAFETY ADVISOR– Multi-site Logistics in Heavy Industrial Manufacturing sector

Southern England M4/M25/M40/M5 corridor (Flexible location, Field Based/Home Based role)
Commutable from Cardiff, Slough, Reading, Theale, Basingstoke, Salisbury, Southampton, Oxford, Swindon, Bridgwater, Bristol, Gloucester, Worcester, Tewkesbury, Ledbury, Ross on Wye, North London, Staines, Wembley, High Wycombe, Amersham, Uxbridge

Salary:  c£35-38000 + Car + Bonus

Our client is a market leader, part of a FTSE 100 quoted international group and specialises  in the heavy industrial manufacturing sector. It has a number of manufacturing and transport depots nationally operated both inhouse and via third party hauliers.  As a result of promotion, they require a Health and Safety Advisor for their Southern region.

The operation is heavy industrial processing and manufacturing and the focus is on road and also rail logistics from depots throughout the regions. The roles will support line management in their management of safety and health, as well as the development of an effective Health and Safety culture through coaching and influencing of line/depot management ensuring compliance with corporate and site management healthy and safety and other systems.

You will promote a high quality and consistent approach to health and safety amongst employees, contractors and hauliers through coaching, briefings, training, raising awareness, challenging, identifying themes and establishing strategies and leading by example. You will be responsible for providing specialist and expert advice on both safety and health issues, helping the business to manage the H&S management system, maintaining ISO18001 certification and supporting line management with high potential and serious incident investigations.

The Role
• Provide safety leadership and support to the site management teams in facilitating and identifying health & safety improvement initiatives and increasing awareness of company health and safety policies and procedures.
• Be a source of safety expertise and advisor for the site/depot logistics management teams. Identify and share good practices across sites throughout your region and with colleagues nationally.
• Liaison with the HSE and other external bodies in support of line management. Monitor and assist line managers with compliance against specialist areas provided by external providers e.g. Statutory Inspections, Asbestos/DESEAR/Legionella assessments etc.
• Act as health & safety representative as part of the company national working group. Brief supervisors and managers as appropriate, on health & safety issues, incidents, good practice and toolbox talks.
• Support sites to ensure risks are identified and robust management controls implemented in line with company policy, standards and procedures
• Provide guidance on safety & health training and development needs. Assist in preparation and delivery of appropriate H&S training, including familiarisation training with the Health and Safety Management System
• Ensure statutory notices are displayed, incidents are investigated by the responsible line manager and that all H&S communications and other company guidance are communicated and maintained on notice boards by responsible persons
• Participate in the company’s behavioural safety programme by completing face to face interactions in line with business requirements.
• Evaluate the suitability of new plant and equipment and approve safe procedures for their use that ensures compliance with current legislation and the company H&S management system.
• Ensure that site documentation is maintained, controlled and records maintained to ensure ongoing compliance with the requirements of OHSAS 18001. Ensure all statutory (e.g. RIDDOR) and internal health and safety reports are completed and submitted on time
• Complete H&S management system audits: reporting of non-conformance and assist in identifying appropriate corrective and preventive measures and their effective close out by the responsible person.
• Support incident investigation ensuring all incidents are appropriately reported, investigated with the immediate and underlying causes identified, communicated and corrective actions completed by line managers.
• Assist Line Management to complete adequate investigation and formulation of defence for potential insurance claims and provide information as required to Company Insurance Team and legal team/representatives.
• Monitor site compliance with any internal Audit/inspection schedules
• Assist in preparing resource to enable line managers to communicate good practice identified on site, learns from incident investigations and other topics identified by the line for communication.

The Ideal Candidate
• A level/HNC/Graduate calibre with NEBOSH Certificate and working towards Chartered Status of IOSH
• Currently working within a multi-site heavy industrial environment with a proactive and “best in class” health and safety culture and record where the emphasis is on supporting and promoting line management accountability for health and safety. 
• Experience of road logistics health and safety including loading/unloading/load restraint would be particularly advantageous. Any rail or port/marine experience would be useful.
• Strong assertive, confident, resilient and influential personality; capable of operating self-sufficiently in a field based role and able to establish excellent working partnerships with your regional depot management teams.  A team player.
• Proven leadership, coaching, training, communication and presentation skills
• A proven knowledge of relevant legislation and an understanding of OSHAS 18001:2007
• Good IT skills including Word, Excel and Power Point
• Experience of management system auditing (preferably to Lead Auditor standard)
• Determination to work with others and drive to achieve results.  Responsive to needs of works staff, with good interpersonal skills
• Experience of dealing with regulatory bodies.
• Competent in Root Course Analysis is desirable.  Strong attention to detail.  Excellent time management skills in order to operate within strict deadlines.
• Diplomatic, measured, discreet, tactful and professional at all times.  A facilitator of change with demonstrable initiative and drive.
• A challenging, realistic and practical approach to the setting of objectives and targets.

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Recruiter: The Martin Veasey Partnership
Tel: +44 (0)1905 381320
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