Health and Safety Officer
Buckingham Futures have an excellent opportunity in South London for a Health and Safety Officer to carry out audits, inspections, accident investigations and complaints.
Main Purpose of the Job
- To be responsible for advising on health and safety compliance across all Council Services and activities.
- To provide a comprehensive health and safety advisory and support service to the Council with regards to all strategic and operational issues, ensuring compliance with statutory requirements for health, safety and welfare.
- To develop and implement creative and innovative strategies for setting up and managing health, safety and welfare priorities for the Council.
- To deliver an appropriate health and safety training programme for the Council.
Duties & Responsibilities
- To provide expert advice and guidance on complex Health and Safety matters in respect to the strategic and operational requirements of the Council.
- To input and maintain statistical information held on IT databases in relation to health, safety and welfare such as accident / incident data, information held on dangerous occurrences and near misses etc. To input and retrieve information from other databases i.e. APP, Techforge.
- To attend training as required to ensure that essential IT skills to input and access data are maintained.
- To develop innovative and imaginative initiatives to promote a health and safety culture across the Council, and assist managers in determining safe working practices.
- To investigate accidents / incidents and complaints in relation to work–related ill-health; completing and presenting reports to management on the outcome of the investigation.
- To develop an action plan, for improving health, safety and welfare standards.
- Where appropriate, reporting back to the lead officer on any actions taken to address issues.
- To act as the Councils health and safety representative when conducting site visits, including construction health and safety inspections, scaffolding inspections, and other high risk activities. The post holder will often have to conduct these inspections on their own using their own initiative and experience.
- To maintain up to date knowledge of current and proposed health and safety legislation. To interpret and evaluate such legislation and advise management on the implications of the legislation on service delivery.
- To act as the Council’s health and safety representative with regards to litigation and civil cases, when requested to do so.
- To formulate risk assessment strategies for the Council, advising and assisting managers in carrying out complex risk assessments.
- To undertake system audits for Council Health and Safety management systems, procedures and arrangements.
Qualifications & Experience
- At least 2 years’ experience of working within a health and safety unit in a large organisation.
- As a minimum to have achieved the NEBOSH Diploma part 2, NVQ level 4 or 5 in Occupational Health and Safety, first degree in Occupational Health and Safety Management etc. and thereby having achieved either Graduate (Gard IOSH) or Corporate membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH) Or to hold the EHORB registration certificate.
- To be able to carry out audits and investigations and to draw conclusions and communicate these in a both written and oral formats.
If you have the right experience for this role and feel your skills and experience match the requirements, or if you would like more information on the role, please contact us on 020 8732 5450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org