Our client is an innovative health solutions provider and a leader in its field. It is currently seeking a number of occupational hygienists to work across the UK but reporting in to a head office in Scotland.
You will be responsible for identifying, assessing and controlling health hazards in a range of settings. You will need to concentrate on the short and long-term effects on health arising from both acute and chronic exposure to hazards, and enable clients to respond effectively to legislative requirements.
You key responsibilities will include:
•Undertaking surveys and evaluating risks to health in the workplace;
•Accurately measuring and sampling levels of exposure;
•Recording facts or details of procedures in the workplace;
•Eliminating or significantly reducing risk by making organisational changes and selecting and designing relevant facilities;
•Considering all options of control, such as ventilation, containment and personal protective equipment and finding cost effective solutions;
•Compiling data, writing reports and presenting findings to clients;
•Liaising with a range of people, including employers and employees, in the process of evaluating workplaces;
•Providing clear and accurate information on complex health and safety issues;
•Training organisation staff on health issues such as asbestos and Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) awareness;
•Persuading company management to develop effective hazard controls when required;
•Providing expert witness services;
•Liaising with regulatory bodies such as the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
In order to be considered for this role, you will have:
•A geographical location that allows for practical access to Scotland as and when required
•An understanding of safe systems of work and wider Health & Safety legislation based on working on clients sites;
•The ability to write technical reports that are clear, concise, factual and easy to read;
•Experience of Occupational Hygiene and Health & Safety;
•A relevant technical qualification in Occupational Hygiene either at Certificate level or working towards this;
•A current UK driving licence;
•Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to gain the confidence and cooperation of the workforce;
•An analytical approach to work and a high level of attention to detail;
•Problem-solving skills and the ability to operate effectively under pressure and to tight deadlines;
•Negotiating skills and the capacity to persuade others in order to achieve results and initiate action;
•Operational decision-making skills;
•An understanding of practical conditions in industry and the ability to apply workable solutions;
•The ability to work independently and also as part of a team to meet health objectives;
•Technical and IT skills for using specialist equipment;
•An interest in the law and regulations.
This is an expanding business with a well developed and high profile client base with operations worldwide and these opportunities could allow individuals to work overseas from time to time.
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