Health and Safety Advisor

Location : Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England
Job Ref : EJ576
Consultant : Edward Jeffs
Sector : Engineering, Manufacturing
Salary : £35k per year


EJ576 – Health and Safety Advisor

Location: Middlesbrough

Salary: Up to £35,000 DOE + annual bonus and company car


First Military Recruitment are currently recruiting for a Health and Safety Advisor for one of our clients. The role is to support the Health and Safety function which forms part of the wider central services. The business are looking for a proven Health and Safety Advisor to join the team in Middlesbrough.         


  • Ensure a safe workplace environment without risk to health and continuously promoting a positive safety culture throughout.
  • Build positive relationships with all levels of the workforce.
  • Develop and ensure that all Health & Safety policies, procedures, rules and regulations are adhered to and are regularly reviewed, updated and communicated.
  • Ensure the Company meets its statutory obligations in all areas pertaining to health, safety and welfare at work, including statutory training and reporting.
  • Ensure the completion and regular review of risk assessments for all work equipment and operations.
  • Ensure that all accidents are documented, investigated and recommended improvements implemented.
  • Supporting and advising the Head of SHEQ and Senior Managers to ensure compliance with customers’ requirements and regulations.
  • Carry out full investigations into critical incidents and provide adequate control measures to prevent reoccurrence, producing a comprehensive report where required.
  • Co-ordinate and help in the development of health & safety policies, systems of work and procedures.
  • Establish a full programme of documented health & safety inspections, audits and checks and conduct them where required.
  • Establish a structured programme of health & safety training throughout the Company.
  • Liaise with external health & safety consultants in the provision of training programmes and health and safety services.
  • Keep up to date with all aspects of relevant health, safety & welfare at work legislation and communicate relevant changes to the business.
  • Provide regular reports to the Head of SHEQ Board of Directors/Senior Management Team on relevant health and safety activities.
  • Participate in monthly meetings when required to report on relevant health & safety matters.
  • Liaise with suppliers and ensure adequate supply chain management in relation to H&S.
  • Any other reasonable duties which may be required by management from time to time.
  • Activities related to compliance of any accreditations and statutory requirements.



  • A background in Construction, Utilities, Pump / Plant Rental
  • NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety
  • Detailed knowledge and operational experience of ensuring compliance with:
  • ISO 18001 / 45001
  • H&S Legislation
  • NEBOSH Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety or similar
  • At least 3 years recent and relevant experience in similar role
  • Auditing & Inspection skills and experience;
  • Proven ability in incident investigation and reporting;
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills Excellent attention to detail;
  • Effective interpersonal skills and relationship building;
  • Strong IT skills;
  • Experience in writing and reviewing H&S procedures;
  • Must be able to drive and travel throughout the UK spending nights away from home from time to time.


  • Experience in manufacturing processes
  • Experience in training design and delivery;
  • Member of IOSH
  • Knowledge of:
  • ISO 14001 
  • UVDB
  • Network Rail – PTS
  • Sharepoint

Location: Chandlers Ford

Salary: Up to £35,000 DOE + annual bonus and company car

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