Health & Safety Specialist - Improvements in London, London, United Kingdom

Our client is looking for a Health & Safety Specialist for Improvements to join their team To improve health & safety performance of the client and its contractors to ultimately raise the bar in health and safety within the industry.

Location: London

Rate:£Negotiable

Contract length: 6 Months

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 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 the 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 Target Zero principles.
  • Co-operate with the client in all matters relating to health and safety, including following safe working procedures at all times
  • Act as a role model for the client’s vision and values, behaving in ways that are in alignment with the 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 the client’s information or information systems at risk

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.

Dimensions & Interfaces (both internal and external)

  • Maintain good working relationship with Area Director(s), Project Managers and Delivery Directorate Health and Safety professionals.
  • Maintain good working relationships with contractors at a number of sites.
  • Liaison with industry partners and other stakeholders.
  • Liaison with industry forums and working groups.

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.

For more information please call:

Ashley Maguire on <phone number removed> or Email <email address removed>

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