Health & Safety Advisor

Health & Safety Advisor

  • Location

    Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

  • Sector:

    Built Environment

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  • Salary:

    Up to £35000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lindsey Richardson

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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Heath and Safety Advisor
Hours: 40hr Monday - Friday (with flexibility of OOH)

The company is a busy, purpose-built specialist referral-only animal veterinary hospital located in Cambridgeshire with over 400+ people.
It has state-of-the-art facilities, fully equipped with the surgical, diagnostic and hospitalisation facilities commensurate with a flagship specialist veterinary hospital and also has an on-site reference laboratory with both in-house clinical pathology and diagnostic histopathology. As part of their ongoing drive for excellence, they have a brand-new building underway, onsite that will create a truly world-class hospital.
They are now looking for a Health and Safety Advisor to manage all health and safety responsibilities on site near Fulbourn.

Responsibilities of the Health and Safety Advisor will include:

  • Strategically overseeing the Health and Safety operations across the Organisation and promoting best practice with all members of staff and members of the public
  • Producing and overseeing all the risk assessments, with collaboration from the clinical teams.
  • Producing and overseeing all COSHH risk assessment, with collaboration from the clinical teams.
  • Producing and overseeing the producing of Permits to Work.
  • Managing visitor and contractors while on site, with the support of the site Facilities Manager.
  • Coordinating fire safety, including, system monitoring and fire evacuation drills
  • Leading on audits of the site and maintaining/improving Health and Safety plans
  • Arranging and delivering core in-house Health and Safety Training across the business as required
  • Undertaking regular reviews of action plans in respect of Health, Safety compliance audits, Fire Risk Assessments or Enforcing Authority visits/intervention.
  • Ensuring the development of emergency procedures and management emergencies (e.g. fires, no hot water, power cuts, flood)
  • Management of IRR (Ionizing Radiation Regulations) enforcement visits, and ensuring the business stays compliant with these requirements.
  • Management of PPE policy and controls, including fit testing where required.
  • Identifying areas of the practice which fall under the requirements of the Control of Noise at Work Regulations, and ensuring all suitable controls are in place.
  • Engaging key internal and external stakeholders ensuring the vision for health and safety is communicated and implemented through the supply chain.
  • Providing technical support to key decision makers and influencing the projects to ensure health and safety is at the forefront of decision making particularly at the design phase.
  • Leading on the creation and implementation of health and safety initiatives at the practice.
  • Leading on the relationship with external stakeholders such as the HSE and other regulatory bodies.
  • To lead, manage and promote a positive Health And Safety culture.
  • Supporting the delivery and implementation of the Health And Safety Strategy across the Group
  • Supporting the investigation of accidents and incidents within their area of responsibility, and making recommendations in order to prevent a re-occurrence.
  • Providing advice and support to Clinical Directors and Practice Mangers.
  • Attendance and presentation of subject matter at Group wide Update/CPD meetings.
  • Review of statutory inspections (i.e. Pressure vessels, LOLER, PUWER, Asbestos, Electricity at Work, Legionella Management) within their areas of responsibility.

The successful Health and Safety Advisor will have:

  • Proven health, safety experience.
  • Either be a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner, or, hold a NEBOSH Diploma (or equivalent) in health and safety, and Chartered Member of IOSH
  • Relevant Fire Risk qualifications (Desirable)
  • Excellent communications skills with proven experience of engaging with a range of stakeholders

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