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Health & Safety Advisor

Apply now Job no: 511053
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: St. Athan, South Wales
Categories: Manufacturing

For over 110 years Aston Martin has made the most exquisitely addictive performance sports cars.

But no one builds an Aston Martin on their own. Behind these legends and landmarks are hundreds of dreamers, darers and doers who make extraordinary happen, every single day. That’s why the name of everyone who has ever worn our famous wings is inscribed on the wall of our factory.

As we embark on an exciting new era for the business, we need the very best people to write their own chapter on our journey to become the world’s most desirable ultra-luxury British performance brand.

Join us.

JOB PURPOSE:

To allow Aston Martin to build upon the passion, skill and creativity of its employees, the Health and Safety department advises and assists in providing a safe place of work for those who dedicate their working lives to building the world’s most desirable, ultra-luxury British made cars.

The Health and Safety Advisor is to act autonomously and make decisions locally to ensure the safe operation of the facility. They will form part of the leadership team with a direct link into the Manufacturing Operation Director. Provide support to the business in critical areas of risk ensuring that the high standards set are meet. To liaise with all key stockholders both internal and external including contactors, local authority and HSE as is necessary.

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Take a proactive approach to raising safety awareness by coaching and guiding individuals/groups.
  • To review and developing internal health and safety policies.
  • Carry out risk assessments and considering how risks could be reduced.
  • Outline safe operational procedures which identify and take account of all relevant hazards.
  • Carry out regular site inspections to check policies and procedures are being properly implemented.
  • Plan practical and effective methods, both preventative and remedial, of promoting safety and safe working practices.
  • Attend safety committee meetings to provide technical advice.
  • Negotiate with managers, group leaders and technicians to try to eliminate conflict between production and safety considerations.
  • Make necessary changes to working practices that are safe and comply with legislation.
  • Lead in-house training with managers and employees about safety issues and risks.
  • Keep records of inspections findings and producing reports that suggest improvements.
  • Keep up to date with new legislation and maintaining a working knowledge of all the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) legislation and any developments that affect the company.
  • Liaise with regulatory bodies to ensure compliance with mandatory regulations.
  • Produce management reports, newsletters, and bulletins.
  • Ensure the safe installation of equipment.
  • Advise on a range of specialist areas, e.g., fire regulations, hazardous substances, noise, safeguarding machinery, and occupational diseases.
  • Set and enable achievement of targets for Safety performance improvement.
  • Advise on all Safety matters by working in close liaison with managers, employees, and contractors.
  • Ensure statistical analysis of accidents and incidents, communicating information and recommendations to all interested parties.
  • Maintain all documentation associated with Safety.
  • Audit Safety performance of AML employees and contractors on site.

QUALIFICATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • It is essential that the incumbent can promote and embed safety measures with business acumen and practical awareness. They must be able to negotiate with and influence people in a way that transfers ownership of safe ways of working to the individual regardless of role or grade. 
  • Significant experience managing people and leading on Health and Safety matters, preferably from working in a production/manufacturing environment.
  • Strong communication skills at all levels of the organisation.
  • Experience of the CoSHH, LOLER, HAVS.
  • Work experience in a lean environment would be an advantage, understanding the need and use of standardised work processes.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes.
  • NEBOSH National General Certificate or equivalent experience
  • Computer literate (Microsoft package).
  • NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety
  • Diploma level qualified or equivalent experience.
  • The above list of job duties is not exclusive or exhaustive and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks as may be expected within the scope and grading of the post.
  • The post holder will be required to comply with all policies and procedures issued by and on behalf of Aston Martin Lagonda ltd.
  • Full driving licence is required.
  • Able to travel at short notice within the UK to other Aston Martin sites.

Belong at Aston Martin!

We understand that the incredible beauty, craft, and art that defines an Aston Martin comes from the inclusion of our amazing people.

We welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs.  We celebrate diversity and are seeking applicants who can bring something different.  Please speak to us if there is anything you need to support making an application with us.

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