Current Vacancy:Health, Safety & Environmental Assistant

We are currently recruiting for a Health, Safety & Environmental Assistant

Reporting to the H&S Manager, we are seeking a proactive and dedicated Health and Safety Assistant to join our arboriculture team. The role involves ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations and implementing best practices to maintain a safe working environment.

  • Safety Compliance: Monitor and enforce adherence to health and safety policies, procedures, and regulations relevant to the arboriculture industry.
  • Risk Assessment: Conduct regular risk assessments of work sites and activities to identify potential hazards and implement appropriate control measures to mitigate risks.
  • Equipment Inspection and Maintenance: Oversee the inspection, maintenance, and certification of arboriculture equipment, ensuring that all tools and machinery meet safety standards and are in good working condition.
  • Communication and Collaboration: Work closely with the arboriculture team, management, and external stakeholders to promote a culture of safety and encourage proactive participation in safety initiatives.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Keep abreast of changes in health and safety legislation and industry standards.
  • Documentation and Reporting: Maintain accurate records of safety inspections, training sessions, incidents, and corrective actions taken. Prepare regular reports for management review.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Previous experience in health and safety, preferably in the arboriculture or related field.
  • Knowledge of relevant health and safety regulations and standards.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Certification in health and safety (e.g. IOSH Managing safely, SMSTS)
  • Arboricultural background essential
  • Driving licence essential

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary,
  • opportunities for professional development
  • supportive work environment and the chance to contribute to the safety and well-being of our team and the community.

Application Process: Interested candidates should submit a resume highlighting relevant experience and qualifications, along with a cover letter outlining their interest in the position and their approach to promoting health and safety in arboriculture.

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