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Operational Safety Adviser

Job Title: Operational Safety Adviser
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Harrogate
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 25122182001
Job Published: February 04, 2019 10:11

Job Description

Operational Safety Advisor
Ref: 25122182001

Waste Treatment

Main Purposes
Reporting into the Compliance Manager, the Operational Safety Advisor (OSA) is a key role working with the Operations and Maintenance teams to drive continual improvement in the site’s health and safety performance, competency management and culture. Building effective relationships at all levels of the business the OSA will provide leadership, challenge, advice, and support to the operations and maintenance teams.

Support the development and delivery of health and safety improvement plans.
Provide accurate, timely and pragmatic advice on compliance with health and safety legislation.
Develop and deliver on-site health and safety training packages.
Develop and deliver an internal health and safety audit plan.
Develop and deliver a programme of health and safety inspections.
Coach and mentor site personnel on all aspects of health and safety.
Conduct investigations of incidents and near misses to identify root causes and their corrective actions.
Monitor the reporting, investigation quality and closure of corrective actions as the site’s Business Unit Incident Coordinator (BUIC).
Support the Operations and Maintenance teams in the development and improvement of risk assessments, method statements and safe systems of work.
Support the site Compliance Manager in the accuracy, reporting and analysis of H&S safety data.
Keep up to date with changes in health and safety legislation and practice and its application to the waste industry.
Ensure internal and external lessons learned and good practice are communicated.
Maintain the sited Integrated Management System and ensure continued alignment with Group policies, processes and procedures.
Support the central Waste Treatment HSEQ Support team with the communication and implementation of business-wide health and safety programmes, safety alerts and provision of information and data when requested.
Organise, support and lead workforce engagement groups e.g. health and safety committees.
Provide health and safety content for site management briefings, safety alerts and health and safety bulletins.
Liaise with the site HSEQ coordinator and assist with their development through coaching and mentoring.

Regulatory agencies.
Trade and industry associations.
External auditors.

Work closely with company support functions including HR, technical and HSEQ.
AWRP Senior Management Team.
Operations and Maintenance Teams.
Professional Profile

NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health or equivalent (essential).
TECH IOSH (Technical Membership of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) or equivalent (desirable).

Excellent communication, relationship management and influencing skills at all levels of the organization.
Effective Organisational and planning skills – ability to set and manage own work programme.
Coaching and training skills – ability to influence through 1:1 coaching and delivery of engaging training.

At least 5 years health and safety experience in a similar role within a multi-site organization (essential).
Substantial experience of working within the waste and/or power industry (desirable).
Personal Profile
Behavioural competencies

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
A ‘can do’ attitude and willingness to learn new skills.
The ability to use own initiative and work with minimal direction from line manager.
Not afraid to challenge the ‘norm’.

Technical competencies

Environmental Awareness.
An understanding of 18001 and/or 45001 management systems.
Detailed knowledge and understanding of health and safety legislation and associated regulatory and industry guidance.
Strong understanding of developing an effective safety culture and promoting continuous improvement while meeting business needs.

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