Construction Specialist Safety Practitioner

Posted 01 August 2022
Salary £40.00 - £48.00 per hour
DisciplineBuilt Environment
Contact NameAngela Henderson

Job description

Construction Specialist Safety Practitioner
Contract up to 2 years
Location - Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth
Rate - Umbrella PAYE £40 - £48 per hour depending on experience

Our client, a successful Shipyard and Submarine facility based at Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth are seeking to appoint a motivated and qualified Safety Practitioner to join their team. Security clearance will be required for the role, onboarding with Baseline and then full SC level to be achieved.

Primary Purpose:

As directed by the Health & Safety Manager, lead the provision of Health and Safety Management support at Babcock/DRDL Devonport and its associated supply chain, ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and guidance and site health & safety policies/ procedures/standards.

In conjunction with the H&S Manager assist in the planning, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of the performance of the team with the aim of enhancing delivery of measurable performance while demonstrating a duty of care to staff in the working environment.

Provide support to the Babcock Project Management/Principal Contractor teams providing specific specialist knowledge and advice to allow them to support their specific assigned areas of responsibility.

To carry out, and report on, scheduled and unscheduled Active Monitoring checks and inspections to ensure compliance with health & safety policies/procedures/standards.
Where required deputise for H&S Manager in their absence.

Construction Specialist Safety Practitioner principal tasks and responsibilities are:

To proactively support in the implementation key elements of the Site Safety plan and to proactively manage and reduce construction health and safety risk.
Assist the H&S Manager in co-ordinating project construction safety implementation.
Implementation of the Company CDM and Safety, Quality and Environmental policies in the HS&E area of the business ensuring that assessment of risks is carried out which lead to safe working attitudes and practices.
Compile and or review CDM core documentation, including the following: Construction Phase Plan compilation and updating where the Principal Contractor is Babcock. In the case where an external Principal Contractor is appointed the role will be to review, and comment and ensure update occurs.
Provision of competent professional construction health and safety advice across Major Infrastructure Projects.
Undertake construction project workplace inspections to: identify hazards, determine ways of reducing risks, ensure adherence to risk assessment and best practice. Feedback this information to the project teams and the business by defined routes for action and closure.
Participate in the site audit program including the management of corrective and preventive actions.
Provide active monitoring - by both scheduled and unscheduled health checks and inspections to ensure compliance with health & safety policies/processes/standards.
From time to time in relation to projects carry out Investigation of accidents, incidents and cases of ill health to identify root cause and ensure suitable and sufficient corrective and preventative action is captured in line with management system process.
Undertake reviews of Contractor HS&E documentation and advise Project Management on its suitability and alignment with site project requirements.
Learning best practice opportunities for project works.
Represent department as required at committees / meetings providing relevant input and maximising shared learning opportunities.
Liaise where required with the MOD Safety team in relation to safe working practices for construction projects
Develop and deliver Health and Safety Improvement Projects.
Keep up to date with current health and safety legislation and best practice.
Play an active role in promotion of learning lessons from near misses and incidents at project level whilst ensuring this information is shared through reporting processes to Babcock Devonport.

Qualifications and Experience Requirements:

NEBOSH Construction Certificate
Experience working in high-risk construction environments
Membership of professional body (e.g., IOSH, IEMA) Scaffold Inspection, Confined Spaces, Lifting and or Asbestos qualifications.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.