Health & Safety Advisor

Job description


Dandara was established in 1988 from the desire to provide innovative homes and commercial properties, which would offer real value for money without compromising on design, durability or quality.Today Dandara is one of the UK’s largest independent property development companies, with over 10,000 happy customers and more than 100 industry awards for design and quality – and it’s all thanks to the vision and passion of our dedicated team.This important and exciting role will include visits to all our Aberdeen sites.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

Safety Inspections

  • Carry out fortnightly formal inspections across each site and issue a hand written report to each site before leaving, followed by a typed inspection report within 24hrs of leaving the site
  • Carry out fortnightly informal weekly inspections across all sites. Encouraging the sites to open up and highlight issues they wish to address. Confirm findings of inspection in a typed report within 24hrs of leaving the site
  • Report all information from formal and informal inspections to the relevant directors, project/contracts managers, site management, and the Health & Safety department as required.
  • Ensure any street-works activities are inspected daily and issue a hand written report before leaving each site, ensuring that any serious items have been rectified prior to leaving site.
  • Issue good and bad practice photos to the Health & Safety department for inclusion in the monthly Health & Safety meetings.
  • Compile scores from Health & Safety inspections and issue these to the Health & Safety department for inclusion in the monthly Health & Safety meeting.
  • Monitor RAMS, COSHH assessments and any other documentation on each site and should new documents be completed onsite that are suitable and sufficient ensure these are included onto the Health & Safety drive, to ensure these can be shared throughout the region and to prevent duplication.
  • Highlight trends within the company and allow improvements to be implemented in the right areas.
  • Where required carry out inspections on sections of sites prior to work activities taking place that are considered out of the norm.
  • Where advisable carry out inspections of work activities or working practices that are giving cause or concerns that you deem to be causing a greater risk to the company and where necessary involve the Health & Safety manager to ensure these concerns are rectified to the required standards.
  • Make sure fire inspection, tests, and evacuation drills are being undertaken in the office facility, sales facilities and across all sites.
  • Attend site during any government inspections such as HSE, SEPA etc.
  • Carry out monthly inspections of empty premises or sites where works are not currently taking place. Issue a report to the relevant director and the Health & Safety department.

Company Inductions

  • Carry out onsite and office safety inductions as required.
  • Carry out Young person’s inductions for any onsite or office personnel under the age of 18, ensuring all relevant safety aspects have been covered.
  • Ensure onsite inductions are being carried out to a good standard by visiting site and sitting in on inductions and providing help and feedback.
  • Provide training to personnel who are undertaking inductions onsite as required.
  • Monitor information to ensure inductions are kept up to date.
  • Provide help and assistance to sites to ensure everyone working onsite receives the required information prior to starting works onsite.


  • Attend site following all accidents/incidents and complete all documentation.
  • Issue safety alerts following accidents/incidents.
  • Implement improvements as required to prevent re occurrence.
  • Liaise with local authorities i.e. HSE, SEPA if required

Health & Safety Meetings

  • Attend all monthly internal Health & Safety meetings.
  • Provide supporting information for inclusion in the monthly Health & Safety meetings, good & bad practice photos, Safety inspection scores, Accident/Incident information,
  • Safety improvement notices issued and any other information required.
  • Attend onsite Health & Safety meetings regularly.
  • Provide feedback from all meetings to management or sites as required to allow good ideas to be passed throughout the region.

Health & Safety Information

  • Ensure you keep yourself up to date with all current legislation and keep all site management up to date with any changes as required.
  • Implement new systems and procedures as required to ensure Health and Safety regulations are being adhered to.
  • Monitor the use of Health & Safety booklets like the Health & Safety improvement notice books, permit to dig books etc ensuring there is an adequate supply on all sites.


  • Keep the company training matrix up to date.
  • Arrange training of site and office staff as required.
  • Complete training reclaim letters, issue to the candidate, and send to HR when signed off by the candidate.
  • Monitor the feedback from the various courses and compile a recommended supply of training providers.
  • Keep a training budget and review expenditure if required.

About you

You will be a Health and Safety professional with essential experience on site in the house building and commercial area of the construction industry. You will also have supervised directly employed labour as well. Experience in house building and is essential for you to be considered for this role.

Qualifications will include NEBOSH, IOSH, IIRSM. A hands-on approach to guiding and or encouraging others to carry out their roles correctly whether internal or external will be essential.