RQ1287117(SJ) – Construction Health & Safety Advisor

Job Details

The Health and Safety Adviser reports to the Compliance Solutions Manager and has close liaison responsibilities throughout Homes and Neighbourhoods, the council’s corporate Health Safety Team and the Fire Safety Group for all aspects of service delivery and service development.


1. Ensure that appropriate health and safety standards, systems and procedures are adopted and maintained by Neighbourhood and Caretaker Services, consistent with agreed and documented council policies and procedures.
2. To ensure that caretakers’ welfare, workspaces, and storage areas comply with statutory standards, and that estate services managers regularly audit maintenance needs and requirements in their area.
3. Provide technical advice, safety training, safe systems of work, method statements and toolbox talks in relation to a range of health and safety subjects including but not limited to; risk assessments, COSHH assessments, lone working, manual handling, fire risk assessment, asbestos, and sharps, consistent with the council’s overall health and safety policies.
4. Assist in developing and reviewing policies, procedures and guidance in relation to Neighbourhood Services as required by changes in service delivery, health and safety law or advice from statutory bodies including the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), London Fire Brigade, Building Control, Environmental Health in liaison with Corporate Health and Safety.
5. Ensure that the actions from completed fire risk assessments for council managed properties are completed in a timely manner, liaising with Estate Services, Area Housing Teams and Corporate Health and Safety as necessary.
6. Assist in the investigation of serious or accidents, incidents and near misses in conjunction with Corporate Health and Safety and TU safety representatives and any subsequent changes to safety practice, guidance and risk assessments.
7. Carry out regular safety audits/inspections of the communal space in council properties and workplace facilities including main stores, caretaker stores lodges and welfare facilities, ensuring that agreed health and safety standards/policies are adhered to.
8. Carry out periodic asbestos stock condition checks on the common areas of council managed blocks, liaising with Area Housing teams and the Corporate Asbestos Services Team (CAST) where necessary.
9. Attend formal and informal training as deemed necessary by the council and Compliance Solutions Manager to keep up to date with developments in terms of health and safety legislation, codes of practice, guidance and industry best practice.
10. To assist coordinators and managers in the development and health and safety training of front-line staff

Umbrella hourly rate – £32.19