About the role
Health & Safety Advisor
Southampton Store Support Office
Full Time, Permanent
Up to £43,000 per annum
We believe anyone can improve their home to make life better. From our Southampton Store Support office (SSO) we equip our stores, our people, and our whole business with everything it takes to help our millions of customers create a home they’ll love. Join us as a Health & Safety Advisor and you’ll be a big part of this.
The role of a Health & Safety Advisor is to ensure that B&Q has an effective safety system that keeps accidents to a minimum. To provide expert competent advice ensuring that B&Q meets its legal duty to keep customers, colleagues and contractors safe. To be the keeper of all B&Q Health and Safety procedures, ensuring that all colleagues are aware of how to operate safely and to monitor leading and lagging indicators providing information to allow regional managers to assess and manage performance.
Responsibilities of the role include but are not limited to; creating and maintaining a suitable suite of Risk Assessments and securing stakeholder approval. Setting appropriate H&S policies for the business, highlighting ‘gaps’ in policy and proposing practical solutions. Document, maintain and store health and safety procedures. Ensure health and safety procedures support H&S policy as efficiently and effectively as possible. Communicate updates to health and safety procedures. Respond to Health and Safety incidents and co-ordinate activities to deliver a successful outcome. Conduct investigations into serious accidents and incidents. Maintain proactive liaison with enforcing authorities on all aspect of Health and Safety process and communication with B&Q.
Required Skills & Experience
We are looking for an energetic and resilient individual with great communication skills, the ability to think fast and problem solve quickly and the ability to build and maintain excellent relationships with multiple stakeholders. You’ll be flexible to be able to work from home and visit stores regularly to conduct assessments, meetings and training sessions. You will be able to commit to staying overnight when required whilst visiting stores across the UK.
You’ll have enforcement experience as an EHO or from dealing with enforcement officers in a similar business. You’ll have the practical understanding of how retail works ideally from a salesfloor perspective, experience of writing risk assessments and being able to then communicate these to all areas of the business adjusting your style when needed. You’ll have CDM and construction experience ideally based around retail or commercial building construction and maintenance. You’ll have experience of dealing with multiple sites across the business to aid you to effectively build relationships with stores across the UK and ROI. You’ll have experience of writing and delivering training to both internal colleagues and external partners
Essential Technical / Professional Qualifications
- Established Health and Safety Professional in recognised role (EHO or other)
- Qualified to degree or equivalent level (i.e. NEBOSH Diploma) in Health and Safety
- Excellent knowledge of CDM regulations
- Excellent knowledge of PRIMARY AUTHORITY
- Full and proven understanding of Risk Assessment process
We want to ensure that all employees, future employees and applicants to all Kingfisher companies are treated equally regardless of age, gender, marital or civil partnership status, colour, ethnic or national origin, culture, religious belief, philosophical belief, political opinion, disability, gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation.
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