2nd October 2018 at 10:04 am #10296Keymaster
Health & Safety Advisor –Bowmer & Kirkland North West.
About Bowmer & Kirkland:
Since being established in 1923 Bowmer & Kirkland has grown to become one of the most successful national,
privately-owned and family run construction groups in the UK. Our Investors in People accreditation demonstrates
our commitment to our staff and we are Associate Members of the Considerate Constructors Scheme – something
which only a select number of high performing contractors achieve. We are currently seeking a health & safety
advisor to join our small team of busy, hard-working and highly motivated health & safety professionals.
About the Role:
This role is based out of an office near Manchester Airport, primarily working with our Northwest Regional
Business. The position reports to our Group head office and Board in Derby and is supported by our Group Health
& Safety Department. National travel / nights away will be required, although not frequently.
Reporting to Group Health & Safety Director and Department as well as to Regional Directors
Liaison with Quality & Environmental Systems Manager and team, insurance department, HR and Plant / Site
To provide support / health, safety, wellbeing & environmental solutions to regional Principal Contractor
construction sites and subsidiary construction related businesses.
High degree of autonomy – so must be reliable and able to work on own initiative.
Support prequalification and bidding / planning process.
Support IT based solutions for snagging, reporting and compliance.
Support Regional Director in managing health safety and wellbeing.
Liaise with QA and CSR coordinators.
Assist in preparation of fire risk assessments, traffic management plans, H & S Plans, Environmental Impact
Carry out accident and incident investigations and follow up action.
Prepare, develop and deliver internal training to company employees.
Carry out site toolbox talks / respirator face-fit testing.
Carry out fixed premises inspections / audits.
Noise surveys, light surveys and assessments.
Assist review of site documentation.
Complete audits and inspections to support accredited management systems.
Produce reports for management meetings, investigations, etc.
Participate in Working Well Together and local safety groups.
We believe in sensible safety, focused on solutions, not problems. We work with leading suppliers and industry
groups to implement innovative measures and best practice and ensure we maintain continuous improvement of
our health and safety performance.
This is a support role with some auditing – we have several accreditations in our business including OHSAS 18001
(migrating to ISO 45001), ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. Site safety inspections – ‘scored’ site safety inspections are
completed by our independent Safety Consultants who are an integral part of our business.
About the Candidate:
We are demanding and have high expectations that the successful candidate has flexibility, energy and
enthusiasm. You must fit in with our values and ethos, be forward thinking, a good communicator,
knowledgeable, reliable and organised.
You will need to see the job through to completion and be dependable,
as this role is about looking after our people and protecting and enhancing our reputation.
Our commitment to developing staff includes mentoring, training etc. will be provided and supported to help
progress your career and maintain continuing professional development.
Training, mentoring and support will be given to develop skills where required, for the right applicant. A strong
background in construction and building is essential.
Member IOSH or working towards
NEBOSH / NVQ 4 or better
CSCS Health & Safety Manager
Full Driving License
Experience construction, demolition & civil engineering
Experience of environmental / waste issues
Good communication skills
A practical and solutions based approach is a must
FPA Fire Risk Assessor
A61 Appointed Person – Lifting / crane / tower crane and MEWP experience
City & Guilds Trainer
Face fit tester
Scaffold / Safety Net Inspector
Experience of high rise construction.
Knowledge of environmental legislation / licensing requirements
Experience of a multi-site / multi-discipline organisation
Knowledge of Considerate Constructors Scheme
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including a competitive company car, pension scheme, 25
days’ holiday (plus Bank Holidays), BUPA health insurance (subject to a qualifying period) and the opportunity to
enter into a childcare voucher scheme. Bowmer and Kirkland are an equal opportunities employer.
If you would like to be considered for this role please send applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by post
to Jane Robinson, HR Advisor, HR Department, Bowmer & Kirkland Ltd, Heage, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 2BW
Closing Date: 22 October 2018
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