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Safety Adviser job description

Job Summary-Safety Adviser job description

to cover the absence of safety colleagues on leave or off base; or as otherwise required e.g. Major events, peaks in production activity.


To attend meetings, provide mentoring, and to lead on specific issues/topics/projects or incidents as required.

Main responsibilities-Safety Adviser job description

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities-Safety Adviser job description

A NEBOSH diploma or equivalent; H&S specialist with full membership, by examination, of a relevant professional institute, e.g. Chartered Institute of Occupational Safety & Health, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, or demonstrable ability to achieve within an agreed period of time.


Thorough knowledge of, and ability to advise upon, health & safety matters, risk management and legislation


Demonstrable experience of personal involvement in the management of safety within a diverse organisation


Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation, codes of Practice, guidance and operating procedures


A positive and proactive approach with creative problem solving and initiative.


Able to work both independently and as a team member


Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of maintaining production, and operational priorities without compromising safety


Discretion and confidentiality when dealing with sensitive programmes, ideas and data


Effective interpersonal, management and communication skills, including the proven ability to:


o Analyse and contextualise complex issues, identify the key points to be addressed and develop effective, practical and simple plans to resolve problems


o Write clear and concise reports and other professional communications, interpret and present complex matters succinctly, clearly and persuasively


o Produce clear verbal presentations and deliver complex messages in a clear and appropriate manner










o Establish good working relationships with qualified staff


o Communicate effectively with all levels of staff and management


o Negotiate effectively within the organisation and external agencies


o To use standard desktop software, essentially MS Office suite





The following competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been identified as key to success in the job. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate these competencies.


Planning and organising - able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources.


Communication - able to get one’s message understood clearly by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information.


Influencing and persuading - able to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others. Can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behaviour change.


Managing relationships and team working - able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people. Works co-operatively with others to be part of a team, as opposed to working separately or competitively.


Resilience - manages personal effectiveness by managing emotions in the face of pressure, setbacks or when dealing with provocative situations. Demonstrates an approach to work that is characterised by commitment, motivation and energy.


Flexibility – adapts and works effectively with a variety of situations, individuals or groups. Able to understand and appreciate different and opposing perspectives on an issue, adapt an approach as requirements of a situation change, and to change or easily accept changes in one’s own organisation of role.


Analytical thinking - able to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into component parts explore and evaluate them systematically.

Free Job description Safety Adviser


Encourage a continuous improvement in safety performance by pro-active coaching of managers and staff


Assist and coach managers and staff in the production of risk assessments, and to assist in the identification of training requirements for managers and staff


Deliver training on risk assessment and other core safety topics as directed and support the development and review of training courses/materials


Assist in the development central policy


Remain current in legal updates & liaison with the HSE


Draft guidance, alerts, briefing notes and other documents as directed


Lead on major incident investigation & monitor identified remedial actions


Develop specialist knowledge in designated topic areas and use this knowledge to support colleagues and the business


Undertake and support assurance visits and reviews as directed


Undertake vetting of Independent Productions


Maintain the Pre-vetted Contractor List


Support the preparation of reports to H&S forums and Divisional/Group Boards.


Attend locations, venues and premises in the UK as necessary to fulfil the role


Work collaboratively with colleagues and ensure appropriate sharing of knowledge and best practice


Participate in an on call rota


Attend and participate in forums and meetings, both internal and external, as required


Keep records in accordance with Departmental requirements


Undertake CPD activities to maintain knowledge required for the role and membership of professional institutes including achieving Corporate membership of IOSH or similar

To provide health and safety advice and support on the Safety Advice Line.

To support the wider safety team by delivering training, using specialist knowledge, and to provide additional support across the business.  

Provide specialist and operational support to the Safety Advice Line


Establish effective working relationships with operational contacts


Identify ways of meeting the business/production requirements, whilst ensuring health and safety requirements are met