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Health and Safety Officer
£30,151 - £32,020 a year | Permanent
- Job title:
- Health and Safety Officer
- Corporate Support
- Health, Safety and Welfare
- Closing date:
- 04/10/2023 10:00
- Job type/Hours:
- Permanent | 37 Hour
- £30,151 - £32,020 a year
- Pay Scale:
- See Job Advertisement
Gwynedd Council offers an attractive employment package, for more information please click on this Information Pack
Gwynedd Council operates internally through the medium of Welsh, and offers all its services bilingually. The applicant will be required to reach the linguistic level noted as one of the essential skills in the Person Specification.
We encourage everyone who applies for a job with Gwynedd Council to submit job applications in Welsh or bilingually.
(Applications submitted in English only or Welsh only will always be treated equally, but we ask applicants to consider carefully what the linguistic requirements of the job in question is and if it would be more appropriate to submit an application in Welsh.)
For further information about this post please contact Gail Warrington by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Interview date to be confirmed.
Application forms and further details available from Support Service, Gwynedd Council, Council Offices, Caernarfon, LL55 1SH
Tel: 01286 679076
CLOSING DATE: 10.00 AM, 04/10/2023
The Council will request a Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service for the successful candidate.
If you are successful to be short listed for an interview you will be contacted by E-MAIL using the address provided on your application form. You need to ensure that you check your email regularly.
•Communicate effectively and demonstrate cutting edge / "see work"
•Work flexibly within a team framework
•Commitment To succeed and identify opportunities To improve service
Qualifications and relevant training
•Education at A Level or equivalent
•IOSH Managing Safety Qualification
•NEBOSH Certificate qualification in Health and Safety
• Coaching qualification
•Experience advising and acting on workplace health and safety issues
• Experience conducting risk assessments
•Experience in health and safety poliy making
• Coaching experience
•Experience conducting audits
Skills and specialist knowledge
•Strong computer skills
•Awareness of current statutory requirements in health and safety
•Awareness of the health and safety issues facing the Council
Listening and Speaking - Advanced
Able to follow a conversation or discussion through the medium of Welsh and English on a professional level and discuss general day to day topics in the field in order to present information and express opinions.
Reading and Understanding - Advanced
Able to understand standard written Welsh and English; both formal and informal.
Writing - Advanced
Present written information confidently by letter, more detailed and technical report formats, and respond to written requests conveying information, ideas and opinion in Welsh and English (help is available to check the work).
Purpose of the post
•Ensure that the people of Gwynedd are at the heart of everything we do.
•Supporting Health and Safety Advisors to ensure that departments comply with health and safety legal requirements by advising, audit work and inspections. Also to work on other projects for the Service Manager as required.
Responsibility for functions
•Contributing towards the development and revision of departmental Health and Safety policies as needed.
•Operating as a member of Health and Safety Forums as needed.
•Conducting work place visits to monitor compliance with health and safety requirements.
•Assisting Health and Safety Advisors in ensuring that the service provided by departments comply with health and safety legislation and the council’s health and safety policies.
•Assisting in developing, verifying and maintaining health and safety management systems for relevant departments in accordance with the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) guidelines.
•Assisting with inspections in accordance with the HSE’s guidelines.
•Preparing and maintaining information, correspondence, minutes and reports in a timely manner, in accordance with health and safety legislation requirements.
•Assisting in preparing and developing plans for specific contracts.
•Contributing towards corporate projects / work in other departments as required by the Health and Safety Manager (such as health and safety systems; audits; risk assessment database; lone working system).
•Providing guidance and support in relation to identifying and assessing risks by:
oProviding generic models of relevant assessments.
oContributing to relevant training (on risk assessment procedures).
oChecking risk assessments created by services/units.
oAssist with the implantation and monitor the risk assessment database.
oContributing towards establishing and operating a system to monitor risk assessments.
•Assisting in identifying health and safety training needs for staff where relevant and undertake staff training.
•Assisting the relevant Health and Safety Advisor in investigating accidents and dangerous occurrences.
•Recording detailed information on the accident reporting procedure for Statutory Bodies and to draw up accident statistics as requested.
•Co-ordinate and organize meetings such as Health and Safety Forums.
•Set agendas, prepare minutes and distribute relevant information for various meetings.
•Work on behalf of the relevant Health and Safety Advisor in his/her absence
•Responsibility for self-development.
•Ensure compliance with Health and Safety rules in the workplace in accordance with the responsibilities noted in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Council’s Health and Safety Policy.
•Operate within the Council’s policies in relation to equal opportunities and equality.
•Responsible for managing information in accordance with the Council’s information management guidelines. Ensure that personal information is treated in accordance with Data Protection legislation.
•Commitment to reducing the Council’s carbon emissions in accordance with the Carbon Management Plan, and to encourage others to act positively towards reducing the Council’s Carbon Footprint.
•Undertake any other reasonable duty which corresponds to the salary level and responsibility level of the job.
•Responsibility to report any worry or suspicion that a child or vulnerable adult is being abused
•On some occasions there will be a need to work unsociable hours.