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Health & Safety Specialist - Improvements

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Rail & Civil Infrastructure

  • Job type:

    Fixed Term Contract

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Anab Abdillahi

  • Contact email:

    anab.abdillahi@talascendint.com

  • Job ref:

    BBBH91570_1563188628

  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

  • Expiry date:

    2019-08-14

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Health & Safety Specialist - Improvements | Health, Safety & Environmental

  1. Purpose of the Job

To improve health & safety performance of the Client and its contractors to ultimately raise the bar in health and safety within the industry.

  1. Principal Accountabilities
  • Support the Health & Safety Improvements Manager; this including assisting with the Client reporting function to promote improvements in health & safety management and performance.
  • Work closely with site teams, contractors and other directorates to ensure integration of the Client Target Zero culture into daily work programmes.
  • Work with contractors to drive health & safety improvements and share good practice.
  • Conducting assessments, supporting the contractors in the development of an improvement plan, analysing the results of the and developing programme-wide initiatives based on the findings.
  • Facilitate and coordinate improvement projects to drive change in areas identified through incident investigation and H&S statistical trend analysis.
  • Support Client's and the contractor community's behavioural based safety, leadership and workforce engagement programmes to drive effectiveness within the programmes.
  • Assist with sharing of best practice, positive safety performance and learning from incidents (e.g. through the development of alerts; supporting construction in their bi-weekly incident review call and the development and roll out of health and safety campaigns).
  • Deliver Target Zero initiatives across the area of responsibility maintaining a common approach with other health & safety teams.
  • Support health and safety communications with the development of toolbox talks and alerts, and the review of photos and videos for external release as necessary.
  • Conduct investigations into level 1 & 2 incidents as required.
  • Support the reporting and data analysis of the team including deputising for the H&S Reporting Manager.
  • Take reasonable care of your own and others' health and safety and of those who may be affected in the day-to-day delivery of this role by taking personal responsibility for working to the Client Target Zero principles.
  • Co-operate with Client in all matters relating to health and safety, including following safe working procedures at all times.
  • Act as a role model for Client's vision and values, behaving in ways that are in alignment with Client's Ways of Working. Encourage and support others to do so too.
  • Promote equality in the workplace and adopt appropriate behaviour when interacting with colleagues.
  • Take necessary care to properly protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of corporate information from unauthorised disclosure, modification or destruction. Never knowingly put Client's information or information systems at risk.
  • Take reasonable care of your own and others' health and safety and of those who may be affected in the day-to-day delivery of this role by taking personal responsibility for working to the Client Target Zero principles.
  • Co-operate with Client in all matters relating to health and safety, including following safe working procedures at all times
  • Act as a role model for Client's vision and values, behaving in ways that are in alignment with Client's Ways of Working. Encourage and support others to do so too
  • Promote equality in the workplace and adopt appropriate behaviour when interacting with colleagues
  • Take necessary care to properly protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of corporate information from unauthorised disclosure, modification or destruction. Never knowingly put Client's information or information systems at risk
  1. Main challenges of the job
  • Balancing a variety of priorities to ensure timely delivery in accordance with agreed deadlines.
  • Developing a collaborative approach to encouraging improvements in health & safety performance.
  • Winning the hearts and minds of the contractor community in order to engage them to raise the bar.
  • Multiple contractor interfaces with varying levels of safety performance.


4. Person Specification

  • Experience in heavy construction health & safety management (rail infrastructure project experience preferable but not essential).
  • NEBOSH, or equivalent as minimum and competence in delivering H&S advice.
  • Experience of various behavioural based safety, leadership and workforce engagement programmes.
  • Experience of process analysing safety data and producing reports
  • Experience of incident investigation
  • Excellent people skills required.
  • Ability to work under own initiative as well as contribute to and support Health and Safety Improvement Team objectives.