• Tunnels H&S Advisor

  • Health and Safety Safety officer
  • Permanent - Full Time Hours
  • United Kingdom
  • London
  • Details on request
  • Description:        Tunnels and Construction Health and Safety Advisor

    Responsible for providing the project with advice on H&S matters and in particular guiding the construction and tunnels team throughout the construction:

    promoting health and safety throughout the Project;

    • advising managers and operatives of good practice;
    • manage the operational health & safety requirements of the project
    • ensure project compliance with statutory legislation and contractual safety requirements indicated in the Works Information.
    • undertake onsite inspection and monitoring of health and safety.
    • Promote:
    • FLO Health & Safety Policy
    • RightWay
    • Inclusive Engagement Programme


    • Ensure that all accidents and dangerous occurrences are thoroughly investigated and reported detailing causes, conclusions and recommendations to avoid recurrence and compile reports using internal systems.
    • Deliver Tool Box Talks and Induction Training as required.
    • Assist in the identification of safety training needs for site based personnel and bring these to the attention of managers and training department.
    • Participate in the provision of staff training as directed by the head of health and safety.
    • Support site based safety personnel in delivering their safety responsibilities.
    • Assist in the provision of safety training for site operatives.
    • Report in writing monthly to the Health and Safety Construction Manager on the implementation of the policy.
    • provide site personnel with advice, support and encouragement in order that they may fulfil their duties effectively.
    • Co-operate with the Health and Safety Executive in connection with their site visits
    • Assist in the production of health related risk assessments.
    • Keep abreast of health and safety legislation.
    • Suggest, communicate and promote initiatives for accident prevention.
    • Set a personal example of safe behaviour



    Health and safety Inspectors are accountable to the Head of Health & Safety and responsible to the Tunnels and Construction Health and Safety Manager for the promotion of safe and healthy working practices and for monitoring the implementation of policy and procedures.

    In particular they will:

    • Advise managers and supervisors at project sites, depots and offices of statutory health and safety requirements.
    • Provide assistance in the preparation of risk assessments and in the development of project management plans.
    • Provide support in their role as a FLO representative with respect to the principal contractor’s duties under CDM.
    • Regularly inspect project work locations and activities, preferably accompanied by a senior member of the site operations team.
    • Identify hazards and risk
    • Verify that temporary works procedures are implemented safely.
    • Submit inspection reports to the Agent with copies to the relevant business unit manager and health and safety manager.
    • Monitor subcontractors during site visits to ensure that safe systems of work are

    Details of experience and knowledge:

    • Have experience of working on major heavy, civil engineering projects and must have some demonstrable tunnelling experience and major lifting operations.
    • Working knowledge of current UK Health and Safety legislation and best practice
    • Experience of delivering training modules
    • Knowledge of a variety of occupational environments, such as confined spaces and arrangement of equipment.
    • Knowledge of safety devices to use in conjunction with tools and equipment in the workplace.



    • Tunneling hyperbaric experience
    • Computer literate with experience of Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook


    General Skills and Qualifications:

    • The role will require the post holder to have excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal
    • NEBOSH General or Construction Certificate
    • Ability to evaluate safety practices, procedures, programs, attitudes and awareness and to recommend methods of improvement.
    • Ability to maintain favorable public relations.
    • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports
    • CSCS card
    • Tunnel Safety Card