BNS Jobs: Health & Safety Advisor, Bristol, Full Time

Are you ready to take the next step on your career journey? BNS is a leading property services company based in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, serving developments across the south of England and Wales.  

At BNS, we’re dedicated to providing independent, tailored solutions to our clients and offer comprehensive property services including residential block management, facilities management, property maintenance, and health and safety. 

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and work had to ensure that our work environment is a harmonious and rewarding one. 

Joining our team comes with an array of benefits designed to support your career growth and personal well-being, including: 

  • A competitive salary 
  • Discretionary bonuses  
  • Minimum of 32 days holiday (including bank holidays)  
  • 1 wellbeing day per year  
  • Access to employer funded qualifications and training support  
  • Overtime opportunities  
  • Employee referral scheme bonus 
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) (for all staff and dependants from day 1 of employment, to include 24/7 advice line and confidential counselling sessions and wellbeing app and resources)* 
  • Annual salary reviews  
  • Hybrid working  
  • Flexible working  
  • TOIL (Time Off in Lieu)  
  • Company pension scheme  
  • Career progression opportunities for those who excel in their role 
  • New business referral scheme bonus  
  • Employer funded social events throughout the year 
  • Free parking  
  • Wellbeing champions with staff focussed wellbeing enhancements 

Ready to find out more? Join BNS and be part of a team that values your talent. 

Job Summary:

The Health and Safety Advisor is responsible for ensuring that health and safety regulations, relevant company policies, and agreed best practice are adhered to within our organisation, and those of clients to which the organisation is contracted to work with. This includes developing, implementing, and monitoring health and safety policies, conducting risk assessments, providing training, and promoting a positive safety culture. The role requires a combination of office and home based working with frequent travel to various sites. Some overnight stays maybe required, and the need for occasional work outside regular office hours in case of emergencies or in response to client needs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement health and safety policies, procedures, and guidelines in line with regulatory requirements, company policy and recognised best practice for both the internal organisation and external clients.
  • Conduct regular risk assessments and site inspections to identify potential hazards and ensure compliance with stated aims and safety regulations, maintaining accurate records of all inspections and audits.
  • Ensuring the completion of fire risk assessments for each property and carry out regular reviews of the assessments to make note of any changes or additions which may alter the assessed level of risk to the lives of building occupants.
  • Carry out general risk assessments which aim to identify aspects of buildings, or activities of occupants which present hazards to both occupiers and visitors, using the completed assessments to form the basis for forward plans for building responsible persons to take action to improve health and safety at the premises.
  • Arrange for asbestos surveys by qualified organisations, in order to understand the risks to presented by asbestos containing materials, work to establish management schemes, and carry out regular reviews to manage the risk.
  • Assess the likely risks from legionella bacteria being present in water systems and establish management plans to ensure communal water supplies are tested, water storage facilities are cleaned, and the risks are controlled through appropriate schemes.
  • Investigate accidents, incidents, and near misses, and provide recommendations to prevent recurrence.
  • Organise and deliver health and safety training programs to employees and management.
  • Liaise with external health and safety bodies and regulatory agencies as required, monitoring changes in health and safety legislation, and ensuring the organisation remains compliant.
  • Promote a positive health and safety culture within the organisation through communication and engagement initiatives.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of emergency response plans and conduct regular drills.
  • Provide expert advice and support to staff and management on health and safety matters and prepare and present health and safety reports to senior management.
  • Promote and develop the activities of the organisation with existing and potential external clients.

Required Qualifications:

  • IOSH Managing Safely
  • NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.
  • NEBOSH Construction or NEBOSH Fire Certificate

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Fire door visual inspector.
  • P405 Management of Asbestos.
  • Legionella assessment and management qualification.
  • RPII Operational Inspector, children’s playgrounds.
  • NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.

Skills and Competencies:

  • IOSH membership at TECH level or above.
  • Proven experience as a Health and Safety Advisor or similar role.
  • In-depth knowledge of health and safety regulations and best practices.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Capable of analysing incidents and identifying root causes.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Strong verbal and written
  • communication skills to convey health and safety information effectively.
  • Proficiency in designing and delivering health and safety training programs.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritise effectively.
  • Ability to build relationships and influence stakeholders at all levels.
  • Aptitude for developing effective solutions to health and safety issues.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent