Health & Safety Assistant

Posted 05 September 2022
Salary Negotiable
LocationBelfast
Job type Permanent
DisciplineEnvironmental, Health & Safety
ReferenceJH6902_1662457759
Contact NameJamie Harper

Job description

Health & Safety Assistant / Officer
Based in Belfast (Mainly Local Travel)
Excellent opportunity for further Development & Progression


Role Overview
Due to the continued success and growth of our clients business, we currently have an opportunity for a Health and Safety Assistant.
As a health and safety assistant, you will use your knowledge and skills to promote a positive health and safety culture and provide H&S support on our sites throughout the UK and Ireland.
You will ensure company employees and subcontractor workers fully comply with all relevant health and safety legislation, company health and safety policy and ensure industry good practices are adopted and adhered to.

What you'll do
The following reflect the main tasks associated with the position and are not intended to be exclusive or exhaustive:

  • Support operational teams across the business, including development of construction phase plans and site safety control registers
  • Provide health & safety assistance on sites in support of operational teams, ensure working practices on sites are safe and comply with legislation
  • Carry out risk assessments and consider how risks could be reduced
  • Carry out regular health & safety audits and inspections
  • Keeping records of inspection findings and produce reports that suggest improvements
  • Ensuring all work equipment is installed and used safely by competent persons
  • Ensure hazardous substances are clearly identified, safely stored, safe disposal and appropriate safety controls fully implemented
  • Participate in health and safety meetings
  • Assist with accident investigations and complete investigation reports
  • Keep up to date with new Health and Safety Legislation and any developments that affect the business
  • Assist the HSEQ Manager review and maintain the company Integrated Management System (IMS)
  • Other duties as may be required from time to time depending on the needs of the business


What you'll bring
As a Health & Safety Assistant your main skills and experience will include:

Essential Criteria

  • Demonstratable experience working in the Construction or Facilities Management industry
  • Qualification in a relevant subject related to construction health and safety management (e.g., NEBOSH Construction Certificate) or equivalent qualifications/experience
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience developing and reviewing workplace risk assessments and method statements
  • Demonstrable experience undertaking regular site health, safety & environmental audits and producing reports
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of health & safety generalist skills
  • Excellent IT skills that include a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products
  • Full Driving License

Desirable Criteria

  • The National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety - delivered by the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH)
  • Membership of appropriate accredited industry body, e.g., IOSH (Technical or Grad IOSH)
  • The ability to work effectively both as part of a team and as an individual
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

To apply for the H&S Assistant / Officer position, please click 'apply' below and send your CV for consideration, or you can call Jamie to discuss in confidence.