An exciting opportunity has arisen, supporting a large Healthcare organisation as a Fire, Health and Safety Advisor.
This is an interim post for 3 months initially, working in London at a Band 6 - £31.57 per hour.
The role will be working inside IR35.
Support and instruct all staff and departments on Fire, Health & Safety, ensuring the organisation meets its statutory and mandatory requirements.
A successful candidate will have:
- Responsible for risk assessments, overseeing audits, writing policies, and preparing reports;
- Ensure all accidents and incidents pertaining to personal injuries are investigated and provide expert support and advice to managers and staff dealing with RIDDOR reportable incidents;
- Ensure the organisation maintains relevant aspects of organisation schemes and national standards e.g., CQC compliance;
- Provide expert advisory service for managers and staff on all health and safety, and fire related issues;
- Implement national risk management initiatives as appropriate and ensure compliance with the requirements with all relevant external agencies e.g., HSE, EA, CQC, NHSLA etc;
- Liaise with and advise all staff groups and third parties on expectations, ensuring that work is undertaken in line with legislation and organisation requirements which can exceed legislative boundaries;
- Liaise with the legal team on any health and safety incidents which may have the potential to become legal claims;
- Liaise with and report to statutory bodies including the Health and Safety Executive, Environmental Health Department and Fire Authority;
- Write and implement the relevant aspects of the organisation’s Risk Management Strategy and Policy, facilitating the identification of hazards, assessing the risk and instituting actions plans;
- Ensure the development and dissemination of Health & Safety policies; that these are regularly reviewed, amended, and communicated to staff through internal communication systems;
- Manage all non-clinical incidents and near misses via the Datix incident reporting system;
- Manage the Estates and Facilities risk register process;
- Undertake fire and health and safety audits across the entire business to ensure compliance with statutory legislation and best practice;
- Establish effective systems to keep staff up to date with health and safety issues e.g., newsletters, information sheets, seminars, tool box talks, web-based information, and Risk Action Groups;
- Co-ordinate and inform the work of the Health and Safety Committee;
- Assess and define the training needs of the organisation to meet its requirements.
- Minimum of 5 years Health & Safety Experience within the NHS;
- NEBOSH Certificates in both Fire, and Health & Safety Certificate, or equivalent;
- Detailed knowledge of current Health & Safety legislation and best practice;
- The ability to use Datix Incident Reporting System or equivalent experience;
- Knowledge of the external framework in which Health & Safety/Risk Management is delivered and monitored;
- Ability to remain calm and issue clear and concise instructions in a crisis.
If you are interested in the role and have the above skill set, please do send a copy of your updated CV along with your availability to Ria Healy on firstname.lastname@example.org