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Health and Safety Advisor, EMEA

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Dyson Services
Location
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About Us

Dyson’s policy is to conduct all of our business in a legal, ethical and responsible manner. We are not satisfied with just being compliant, we want to be pioneering and Health and Safety is no exception. We recognise that there must be continual improvement in Health and Safety to maintain a five-star experience that protects and enables our employees, visitors, owners, shoppers and our business partners.

The Global Health and Safety Team provides competent advice, support, assistance and assurance throughout Dyson. They also develop and continually improve the Global Health and Safety Management System.

About the Role

A key member of the EMEA Health & Safety Team, the role will assist in developing the Health, Safety and Wellbeing culture of Dyson. The role is responsible for executing all Health and Safety tasks in accordance with Dyson policy under the guidance of the Senior Health & Safety Manager (EMEA).

This will span a variety of activities and property types and locations, with the primary focus of the role being within the UK Campus, with some responsibility for sites within the rest EMEA as directed.  The role will work alongside, and in support of key personnel within Research Design Development, Retail, Service Centres, Offices, Estates, Dyson Institute, Site Health and Safety Champions and others.  This role will involve extensive stakeholder interaction and liaison.

Main Duties/Responsibilities

  • Improving and updating the Health and Safety arrangements at Dyson.
  • Developing procedures and audit programmes suitable to the needs of each function.
  • Supporting employees at all levels to understand their responsibilities with respect to Health and Safety.
  • Providing practical advice and guidance to ensure that employees can carry out their tasks and activities in a safe manner.
  • Working with other members of the Health and Safety Team in developing and delivering training courses such as induction, risk assessment, fire safety, manual handling and chemical safety.
  • Working with departments on developing and implementing their risk assessments and safe systems of work.
  • Collating and analysing the accidents and incidents which occur across Dyson via our Health and Safety Management System (AVA).
  • Assisting managers and/or carrying out accident/incident investigations then tracking key recommendations to ensure that they are actioned.
  • Manage the contractor process within our UK sites by providing advice and guidance as required.
  • Provide guidance and advice to the Estates Project and Building Services Teams on building related matters.
  • Working within the Team on the management of fire safety; this will include managing the fire risk assessments, their actions, fire logs, fire marshals etc.
  • Liaising with our providers for Occupational Health and Hygiene.
  • Gaining knowledge and experience by managing and working alongside external Health and Safety consultants.
  • Supporting the Health and Safety Committees and Champions in each function/location.
  • Undertaking other responsibilities associated with managing Health and Safety in its broadest sense which may arise from time to time.

About You

Skills:

  • Good communicator; ability to convey Health and Safety issues concisely and accurately. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to build productive working relationships and influence.
  • Good analytical skills; to be able to assess problems thoroughly and drive logical conclusions.
  • Confident; comfortable with interacting with senior managers where necessary.
  • Credible; ability to demonstrate a level of competence in Health and Safety in order to gain stakeholder confidence.
  • Assertive; prepared to act where required. 
  • Ability to deliver training in a clear and concise manner with confidence.
  • Good IT skills - proficiency with Microsoft package software.
  • Willingness to show initiative.

Experience / Qualifications / Professional Memberships:

  • Educated to degree level (desirable).
  • Experience of working within an engineering or research environment (highly desirable).
  • A recognised Health and Safety Qualification at least Level 4/5*
  • To have at least 2 years’ experience as a Health & Safety Adviser or similar.
  • Notwithstanding the general requirements above, we are looking for passionate and innovative people in our team, with a strong desire to grow. 

*  Or actively working towards for exceptional candidates with significant experience / other relevant qualifications and as a minimum hold a Level 3 Health and Safety qualification (e.g. NEBOSH Certificate)

Approach:

  • Whilst ensuring Dyson maintains legal compliance and works towards best practice, the role holder will need to demonstrate flexibility in their approach and maintain a proactive can-do attitude and work towards the success of the whole Dyson team and not just the functional area.
  • Be an ambassador, vocal advocate, influencer and presence for Health and Safety management.
  • Excellent relationship building skills with the ability to build a network of connections both internally and externally.
  • Ability to work sensitively, discretely, and effectively across Dyson.
  • Must demonstrate a passion for working for Dyson.

Benefits

  • 27 days holiday (plus statutory bank holidays )
  • Pension scheme 
  • Performance related bonus 
  • Life assurance 
  • Sports centre 
  • Free on-site parking 
  • Subsidised café, restaurants and free lunches
  • Discounts on Dyson machines
  • Free Hair Salon
  • Concierge service

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