Health and Safety Advisor (Officer)

Job Category: Technical & Professional
Reference N/A
Directorate N/A
Service Milton Keynes County Council
Contract Type Permanent
Location Milton Keynes
Job Type Full-time
Start Date ASAP
Hours per week 37
Salary Annual salary from £39,002 to £42,806

About the Job:

We are seeking a Health and Safety Advisor to work within the Corporate Health and Safety team reporting to the Head of Health and Safety to assist with the implementation of effective and successful management of health and safety throughout Milton Keynes Council by carrying out safety audits and inspections to monitor and review health and safety performance at all Council controlled premises, responding to help desk requests, reviewing accident reports, carrying out accident / incident investigations, provide health and safety advice and guidance to managers and employees.

  • Provide professional and competent health and safety advice and guidance to managers and employees.
  • Contribute to the development, consultation, implementation, evaluation, review and revision of the Council’s corporate health and safety management system, strategies, policies and procedures.
  • Work pro-actively with Council managers to enable them to carry out their health and safety responsibilities and assist them to implement, review and maintain corporate and directorate strategies, policies and procedures.
  • Carry out regular health and safety audits and inspections of Council controlled premises and systems of work and provide reports to the appropriate persons.
  • Undertake suitable and sufficient monitoring and reviewing of health and safety management in the workplace.
  • Review accident reports and where necessary carry out accident investigations and prepare reports on corrective and preventive actions, ensure external reporting is completed to the relevant enforcing authority.
  • Work in conjunction with the Head of health and Safety to contribute to Council wide communication of health and safety advice and information to employees and others.
  • Assist with the planning and development of health and safety training for employees, including induction training.
  • Promote a positive health and safety culture within Milton Keynes Council at all levels.
  • NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent
  • Membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (TechIOSH, GradIOSH) or equivalent
  • Detailed understanding of; relevant, applicable health and safety legislation, Approved Codes of Practice and Guidance and its practical application The principles of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems, e.g. OHSAS 18001, ISO 45001

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