Health and Safety Advisor

Posted a week ago by Polytec Personnel Ltd

£39,000 - £44,000/annum

Location: Cambridge (CB2)
Duration: Permanent
Hours: 8am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday / Part time hours considered (4 days a week)
Salary: £39000 - £44000
Job Reference: 35339

We're looking for a Health and Safety Advisor for our client based in Cambridge. You will provide generalist advice in a scientific / laboratory setting, monitoring and advising on health, safety and regulatory compliance issues and also act as the lead HandS Advisor on fire and facilities.


* Provide competent Health and Safety advice to a wide range of key stakeholders
* Ensure HandS standards are maintained whilst supporting research
* Work with the Head of Department to devise HandS strategy
* Liaise with external regulatory bodies, attending meetings and ensuring actions are taken appropriately
* Conduct inspections and audits, evaluating working practices and reporting accordingly
* Lead on accident investigations, dealing with issues of compliance and danger
* Take the lead on fire and facilities HandS, producing policies, procedures and guidance notes
* Provide reports to senior management and ensure compliance with record keeping for regulatory and statutory requirements

* Minimum NEBOSH Level 3 General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent qualification
* Degree qualified or equivalent experience.
* Experience of Health and Safety / Fire safety management systems working in an academic or research environment.
* Experience of accident / incident investigation and root-cause analysis.
* Experience of developing and delivering Health and Safety training.
* A strong understanding of fire safety and Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order with previous experience of carrying out building fire risk assessments
* A good understanding of facilities-related safety issues e.g. legionella control and the risks associated with building maintenance work e.g. working at height, lone / out-of-hours working.
* Knowledge of common laboratory hazards as they relate to fire safety/facilities safety.

Please contact us as soon as possible for more details or apply below!

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