• Danielle Grant

Health & Safety Advisor (South East)

Our client is a forward-looking company with numerous offices based in and around East Sussex. They carry out projects throughout the South East and are planning to expand their operations to a turnover in excess of £60m over the next few years within the construction sector.

The role of Health and Safety Advisor is to champion and promote occupational health and safety, and to ensure that all related functions, including risk assessments and training, are being carried out satisfactorily. The Health and Safety Advisor will also share good Health and Safety practice companywide, distributing information as appropriate.

This is an excellent opportunity for an established health and safety professional to further develop their career, gaining experience across an interesting portfolio of construction projects.

Main Duties

  • Identify business risk factors, draft risk assessments, and indicate necessary measures for the health and safety of working environments in compliance with the regulations and legislation in force.

  • Assist site leadership with health and safety queries.

  • Assist in the creation Health and Safety policies and site-based management systems.

  • Carry out analysis following accidents and near misses, ascertaining causes and implementing corrective measures.

  • Assist departments in fulfilling the duties of Principal Designer as required by the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015.

  • Assist with tender/submission H&S related documentation.

  • Update and review COSHH assessments in line with any changes in legislation.

  • Assist with the implementation of site waste management plans.

  • Participate in various departmental safety meetings.

  • Participate in the training of staff on matters relating to health, safety, and the working environment.

  • Establish health and safety requirements at site and provide solutions.

  • Carry out health and safety inspections, audits, and reviews on behalf of principal and specialist subcontractors.

  • Assist with the preparation of Reports for Board meetings.

  • Promote a safety culture, the company principals, and values.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Experience within a health and safety role, ideally within the construction industry.

  • Effective communication skills - both verbal and written, with the ability to engage with a range of stakeholders.

  • A positive and pragmatic attitude to problem solving.

  • Microsoft Office (excel, word and Access)

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to interact with people at all levels

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks

  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail

  • Able to use diplomacy during difficult circumstances

  • Articulate and personable; able to get on with diverse personalities

  • Self-motivated with the ability to work alone or within a team

  • Personal commitment to equality and diversity

  • Driving license holder with own car Qualification

  • NEBOSH Construction Certificate

  • IOSH registered (desirable but not essential)

  • CPCS Crane supervisor / Appointed Person (desirable but not essential)

  • First aid at Work


  • 20 days holiday plus Bank Holidays, part of this allowance will be taken during the Building Industry shutdown (Christmas to New Year)

  • Standard working hours: 8.30am to 5.30pm

  • Where the employee’s car is used for business purposes a mileage allowance of 35p per mile will be paid

  • Workplace Pension Scheme

  • Private Medical Insurance

  • Health cash plan after 1 year of employment

  • Full / comprehensive private medical insurance as well as the health cash plan after 2 years employment

We will try to respond to reply to all applications. If, however you have not heard from us within 7 days you have been unsuccessful with this particular role. You are very welcome to apply to future advertisements advertised by CDH Recruitment Limited

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