This position requires applicants who are flexible with hours and travel. Hours and work schedule are subject to change based on business and client demand. This is a permanent full-time position subject to project specific assignment or roaming duties depending on project requirements.
Reporting to the Regional HSE Manager, the HSE Advisor is accountable to the Project Manager or designate and expected to advise project management on the actions necessary to maintain an acceptable level of safety on the job site. This advice is based on O. H. & S., W.C.B. and Clark Builders Safety and Loss Prevention rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Has a working knowledge of Clark Builders Safety and Loss Prevention Manual.
Demonstrates a positive safety attitude and seeks cooperation from workers on site by the use of good interpersonal communication skills.
Personally sets a good example and abides by the Safety Code of Ethics.
Assists Project Manager in the preparation of a Site Safety Plan if applicable to the Project.
Monitors (daily) safety performance of all on-site workers to ensure compliance.
Immediately deals with identified problems by giving specific instructions/advice for the correction of the problem(s) to the Project Manager, Superintendent, Foreman or worker as appropriate. If the incident is immediately dangerous to life or health, the Safety Coordinator must take immediate action, which may include stopping the work until the problem is corrected.
Participates in Hazard Assessments. Ensures workers have a thorough knowledge of the potential hazards on site and takes the precautions necessary to guard against them.
Participates in updating the site Hazard Assessment as the scope and nature of the project changes.
Ensures the appropriate personal protective equipment (e.g., eye and face, hearing, fall, head, foot, body, etc., protection) is used when required.
Attends scheduled safety meetings as required by the site safety program. Conducts orientations and attends toolbox safety meetings to advise and instruct in safety-related matters. Ensures new workers are advised of, and fully understand, the nature of all site hazards and the related safety practices and procedures instituted to minimize the danger.
Assists the Superintendent in the investigation, or reviews reports, of all incidents, accidents or near misses. Submits reports, complete with recommendations for improvements, to the Project Manager or designate. All incidents must be reported to the Corporate Safety Manager as soon as possible.
Ensures subcontractors are in compliance with Clark Builders’ safety policies and regulations.
Ensures pertinent safety reports and data are submitted to management for review. This includes accident/incident statistics, W.C.B. employer reports, investigation reports, inspection/ hazard assessment reports, corrective action reports, compliance orders, etc.
Accepts responsibility for other site duties as designated by the Project Manager or designate and/or Corporate Safety Manager as long as these duties do not interfere with the performance of his/her safety responsibilities.
Administers the site W.H.M.I.S. program; ensures SDS are current.
Posts all required safety policies, bulletins, posters, rules, inspections and hazard assessments.
Assists with training, including giving orientation to new workers as required.
Keeps knowledge of regulations, codes of practice, safety work practices and certification current.
Skills & Knowledge:
- Must be a leader of safety excellence, resourceful, and understand the principles of Health and Safety Management, industry best practices and standards, WCB Claims Management, Environmental and Provincial Occupational Health and Safety Legislation.
- Strong attention to detail, effective communication skills; interpersonal skills; confident interacting with key contacts in verbal, written and electronic form.
- Must display a high level of autonomy in order to prioritize work tasks and deliver results.
- Demonstrated willingness to contribute actively in team activities, sharing experiences and ideas.
- Ability to manage multiple assignments with tight timelines.
- Positive attitude, strong client focus and results driven.
- Excellent organizational skills that demonstrates the ability to resolve conflicting priorities.
- Ability to identify problems/issues, generate solutions, resolve conflict, and make sound decisions.
- Must have the ability to maintain confidential information.
Qualifications & Experience:
Minimum 3 years working as a safety advisor.
Professional designation preferred (CRSP, CSP, NCSO, etc.).
Standard first aid is required but advanced first aid / Emergency Medical Responder is considered an asset.
Experienced in using Microsoft Office Suite.
Post-secondary education is considered an asset.
Must have a valid Alberta drivers’ license.
Previous construction experience and knowledge of construction processes is required.