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HSE Advisor

Ref no. BHN558053
Location Port Glasgow, Scotland
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

As an HSE Advisor you will co-ordinate the effective achievement of a safe working environment, (yard, warehouse and vessels), whilst maintaining full operational records and reporting on all Health, Safety and Environmental issues.

Key skills required for this role

HSE Experience/NEBOSH


HSE Experience/NEBOSH

Job description


Planning and Strategy

Support Operations through development, embedding and promotion of health, safety and environmental standards

Implement and maintain Company HSE, policies, procedures, standards and working practices and enhance the safety culture within the business; ensuring a focus towards zero accidents
and injury.

Ensure the Health, Safety and Environmental Policy and supporting procedures are implemented consistently across the Company.

To monitor, evaluate and review Health and Safety policy and practices, make recommendations and amend as required.

To advise on the implications of current and emerging health and safety legislation, including evaluating options, making recommendations and generating action plans to ensure compliance across the business

Member of Health & Safety Committee.

Daily Operations

Responsible for daily walk yard inspections, checking compliance with policies, procedures and company working practices, to ensure they are properly implemented and adhered to; providing regular reports including recommendations and improvement plans where required.

Provide oversight for the weekly testing of fire alarm system and annual fire evacuation, including fire-fighting equipment.

Provide oversight for the management and issue of Permits to Work, plus recording and monitoring of (tank) air levels.

Monitor control of safety and lifting equipment and scaffolding.

Co-ordinate and complete risk assessments and safe work practices/methodologies. Ensure current risk assessments are reviewed and advise management on any risks that have been
identified during risk assessments and site walkabouts.

Responsible for identifying hazardous workplace conditions. Stop any unsafe act or condition immediately and report.

Responsible for implementing and maintaining recycling area and waste deposal/removal.

Manage and facilitate all corrective and preventative actions required.

Responsible for site safety induction for all new employees, subcontractor workers and/or visitors.

Responsible for ensuring adherence to procedure and safe use of workplace transport equipment including cherry pickers, forklift trucks, cranes, vans, trucks etc.

To support managers to maintain safe systems, providing specialist advice, coaching and practical support.

Keeping up to date on specialist areas including fire regulations, hazardous substances, noise, safeguarding machinery and diseases.

Ensure procedures are fulfilled by personnel with delegated duties including First Aiders, Fire Marshalls, Managers, Risk Assessments, Safe Systems of Work etc.

Service Provisions

To ensure the HSE function provide the required expertise to all areas of the business, with a focus on continuous improvement.

To work within all business areas to ensure HSE standards are appropriately implemented within their areas of control and are sufficiently robust for anticipated demands.

Develop and deliver in-house training with managers and employees on all relevant aspects of health and safety.

To provide input for regular HSE communications for all levels of staff to include written information, toolbox talks and management briefs.

Monitor and update content (to ensure always up to date) on company wide information points.

Liaison with HR department for initiating and co-ordinating training and employee

Occupational Health testing.

Accident Reporting and Record Keeping

Ensure all near misses, first aid incidents and other accident are recorded and communicated, as required.

Investigate and report all accidents within the timeframe set by Ferguson Marine and the Health and Safety Executive.

Investigate the circumstances and causes of accidents and take necessary steps to prevent a recurrence.

Maintain all relevant HSE records and documentation, including management reports.

Co-ordinate the issuing of notifications where required to the Health and Safety Executive.

Collate all legal documentation as requested.


General administration and reporting as required.

Keeping the site up to date with Health and Safety legislation

Be involved in the development of a suitable Health and Safety management system.

Implement site Health and Safety training.

Ensure yard/ ship fire systems are audited.

Ensure fire plans are up to date.

Ensure fire extinguishers are managed and in date.


Effective communication and networking skills with confidence, good team worker

Logical reasoning with a pro-active and can do attitude.

Shipyard or experience in a similar industry

An understanding of current legislation

Computer literate


Minimum NEBOSH General Certificate

Our client is looking for both Permanent and FTC (12 months)

Salary - up to £40,000

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