Health & Safety Advisor

Salary: £Negotiable
Location: South Wales
Health and Safety Advisor

Global Manufacturer

• Carrying out risk assessments and considering how risks could be reduced;
• Outlining safe operational procedures which identify and take account of all relevant hazards;
• Carrying out regular site inspections to check policies and procedures are being properly implemented;
• Making changes to working practices that are safe and comply with legislation;
• preparing health and safety strategies and developing internal policy;
• leading in-house training with managers and employees about health and safety issues and risks;
• keeping records of inspection findings and producing reports that suggest improvements;
• Recording of incidents and accidents and producing statistics for managers;
• being up to date with new legislation and maintaining a working knowledge of all Health and Safety Executive (HSE) legislation and any developments that affect the employer's industry;
• attending Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) seminars and reading professional journals;
• Producing management reports, newsletters and bulletins;
• Ensuring the safe installation of equipment;
• managing and organising the safe disposal of hazardous substances, e.g. asbestos;
• Advising on a range of specialist areas, e.g. fire regulations, hazardous substances, noise, safeguarding machinery and occupational diseases.
• Ensure that H & S induction is carried out on all new starters
• Act as Fire Warden, ensuring that all procedures are correctly followed; e.g. Fire Risk Assessments, Regular Evacuation Drills, checking fire extinguishers
• Liaise with the external H & S Advisors; ensure company is up to date with any changes in legislation
•Health and Safety Advisor will Log and report all RIDDOR incidents
• Assist with regular inspections, Risk Assessments, assisting with obtaining and maintaining various ISO accreditations, and maintain the Company Health & Safety policies and procedures
• Health and Safety Advisor will ensure Environmental legislation compliance
Line Management

• Key Skills and experience Health and Safety Advisor
Experience of working in Manufacturing or Process Industry
• NEBOSH Certificate or Higher
• • Knowledge of Health and Safety in a manufacturing environment
• Work well as part of a team or on own initiative
• Very good communication skills, both written and verbal
• PC literate, confident at preparing reports
• High level of numeracy
• Problem solving skills
• Attention to detail
• Good housekeeping
Knowledge of ISO 14001/OSHAS 18001
• Auditing experience would be beneficial
• Ability to motivate and inspire staff/Team
• Flexibility, change orientated and adaptable
• Customer satisfaction orientated
• Open and honest
• A positive communicator with a Can Do attitude
• Results focused
Travel to work from Merthyr, Cwmbran, Newport, Ebbw Vale, Pontypool, Hereford
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Contact: Jason Hughes

Tel: 02920 660 214
Fax: 02920 660 187
Sophia House, 28 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9LJ