EHS Adviser

EHS Adviser

  • Location

    North London

  • Sector:

    Building & Infrastructure

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  • Salary:


  • Contact:

    Louis Wellings

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8952

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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EHS ADVISER – North London and Stevenage


My client is a large M&E and construction organisation who specialise in the design and build of clean rooms and specialist projects across the pharmaceutical, food, manufacturing and construction sectors.

Role Information

The Environmental, Health and Safety Advisor will
  •  Integrate successfully with the existing business, relevant departments and staff
  •  Foster excellent relations with clients, staff and suppliers
  •  Work to consistently improve the EHS culture within the business
  • Provide quality services Bring new ideas to the business and in particular to enhance the client brand, awareness of the client and its services
  • Have the capacity to deliver a diversity of requirements within a working day
  • Have a flexible approach to work load
  • Requires travel and occasional work away from home
Purpose and Objectives

Provide the enthusiasm and energy to ensure that Merit successfully fulfils its objectives and long term strategy. The key objectives of the role are to:
  •  Act as the organisations lead competent person for health and safety as defined by the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Ensure that the organisation complies with current health and safety legislation and approved codes of practice and guidance in relation to employment
  •  Work proactively with managers to establish and maintain a system that promotes a culture of safe working across the organisation
  • Liaise with relevant departments to ensure that Merits Health and Safety policy is being implemented correctly
  • Establish close working relationships with site teams, client, consultants and suppliers
  • Provide accurate project reporting in line with company requirements
Duties and Responsibilities

The role is focused at achieving results in a consistent manner to a defined quality.

Specific duties will include:
  • Carrying out risk assessments and considering how risks could be reducedCarrying out regular site inspections to check policies and procedures are being properly implemented
  • The responsible point of contact for all EHS related issues within their designated construction sites
  • Drive and develop the EHS culture on site
  • Work with other leaders in order to drive a behavioural approach to HSE ManagementProvide advice and training to the operational work force in EHS regulations when appropriate
  • Assisting with audit and compliance
  • Working alongside Managers on site
  • Achieving robust and positive safety practicesInvestigating incidents as and when required and implementing corrective/preventive action
  • Providing EHS advice, guidance, training and support across Site.
  • Leading in-house training with managers and employees about health and safety issuesKeeping records of inspection findings and producing reports that suggest improvements
  • Ensuring that the company's Health and Safety policy is implemented consistently across the organisation
  • Recording incidents and accidents and producing statistics for managersAdvising on a range of specialist areas (e.g. fire regulations, hazardous substances, noise, safeguarding machinery and occupational diseases
  • Work with the EHS Manager to develop the Business Management Systems where appropriate
  • Assisting in identifying training needs for employees and deliver such training
  • Assisting managers in implementing Health and Safety systems and procedures to meet specific requirements
  • Carrying out audits to evaluate effectiveness and implement improvements
  • Taking action to mitigate the impact and likelihood of Health and Safety risksInvestigating or assisting others in investigating the circumstances and causes of accidents and take necessary steps to prevent recurrence
  • Collating and reporting company health and safety statistics for both Merit employees and subcontractors
  • Performing other duties in accordance with business needs
Personal Qualities & Experience

  •  Construction related background working for principle contractors. Experience specifically working within M&E would be advantageous
  • Hold a recognised NEBOSH qualification
  • Graduate IOSH status or evidence of working towards this
  • A recognised level 3 training qualification
  • First aid at work (3 day) qualified
  • Experience leading accident and incident investigations and producing reports
  • A strong communicator to all levels within the business with high attention to detail
  • A quick decision maker that uses their initiative to solve an issue
  • Self-efficient individual who can manage own workload and prioritise
  • Internal EHS audit experience
  • Ability to lead and work with stakeholders on various levels
  • Experience working with Microsoft office (outlook, word, excel and   PowerPoint)

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