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Upstone Materials Health and Safety Advisor in Rugby, United States

Health and Safety Advisor

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Date:12 Feb 2024

Location: Rugby, GB, CV21 1BE

Company: Colas

At Colas Rail, we have over one hundred years of experience in delivering major innovations across our sector. Every day, thousands of train run on tracks built or maintained by Colas Rail. We deliver on the challenges set by a rapidly changing railway environment - constantly seeking to adapt our behaviour and culture to not only meet and exceed the expectations of our customers and stakeholders, but to also continuously develop and support our people.

Purpose of the Role

The role of the Health & Safety Advisor is to provide professional OHS assistance with a focus on workforce health & wellbeing. The post-holder will be required to be accredited in HSQE and NEBOSH qualifications. Hold Network Rail sentinel qualification (Person Track Safety) to be able to carry out staff engagements on Health & Safety on the Network Rail infrastructure to ensure Rail Grinding complies fully with Colas Rail safety Management procedures, and any contract specific client requirements. The role will support operational managers to manage any health & safety related non-compliances, and raise the overall profile of Health & Safety, wellbeing, and fatigue management beyond compliance. The role is primarily based at Rugby with some travel requirement for site visits, including working night shift with operational teams.

Person Specification

  • NEBOSH General Certificate

  • Experienced in OHS management including understanding of legislation, issues, policies, procedures and practicalities within the infrastructure or construction industry.

  • Competent in assessment techniques such as fatigue, health & capability assessments.

  • Experienced in Behavioural based safety, health & wellbeing techniques.

  • Competent in development and delivering training and workshops for all levels of staff.

  • Highly proficient in use of Office applications: Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

  • Good collaborative and interpersonal working skills, good communication at all levels.

  • Sentinel qualification

  • Experience of the industry, in particular Light Rail, Railway, or multi-disciplinary delivery.

  • Strong experience of working in a customer led environment

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee OSH activities on behalf of the Rail Grinding Operations Manager to ensure compliance with all OHS Legislation requirements.

  • Raise the profile of safety throughout the business & support accident/incident prevention initiatives.

  • Monitor OHS performance and effectiveness for projects, ensure audit plans / targets are achieved. Undertake OHS inspections when required and co-ordinate thorough investigations.

  • Promote awareness and learning through bulletins, training, and workshops to improve staff engagement and the quality of Health & Safety management.

  • Ensure that all accident, incidents, and significant close-calls and near misses are reported, investigated and that all lessons learnt are disseminated, understood, and embedded within the rail grinding operations

  • Support the management and maintenance of accurate data from monitoring systems and for reporting progress against agreed workplace Health & Safety KPI.

  • To conduct risk assessments, including health-related personal, workplace and activity risk assessments as required.

  • Responsible for management of the HAVS system to ensure full compliance and effective reduction of HAVS, the briefing tracker for all operational notices and health & safety updates, the Designated Person tracker and the heatmap.

  • Arrange dust monitoring for both maintenance and operational activities of the Rail Grinders.

What We Offer

  • Competitive Salary

  • 26 days Annual Leave

  • Industry leading Life Assurance

  • Healthcare Cash Plan

  • Wellbeing Employee Assistant Programme

  • Pension Scheme

  • Eye Care Vouchers

  • Long Service Award

  • Season Ticket Loan

  • Occupational Health Service

Colas Rail in the United Kingdom hold three core values: Care, Share and Dare. We take care of our employees, always ensuring safety is a top priority and we nurture our collective wellbeing. We share a passion for what we do, celebrate our achievements and value high standards like nowhere else. We dare to take on new challenges; we are one of the international leaders in our industry. We continually innovate and expand in new markets.

We value and encourage diversity in our workforce, regardless of background, disability, age, religion, or gender. As part of our aim to deliver quality services, we are committed to promoting equality and eliminating discrimination. We will create a workforce that is reflective of the communities we work and live in. We are committed to the Disability Confidence Scheme, and as such we operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme.