Health & Safety Assistant

Last updated 13 days ago
Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time

We are currently recruiting for a Health & Safety Assistant to join our team. This will be ideal for a candidate who has a passion for safety and who wishes to develop their career.


  • Ensure the provision of accurate and timely administrative support for the safety team and to facilitate the smooth running of the safety department by providing organisational support.
  • Instil in all employees the desire to act instinctively in a safe manner themselves with regard to their own and others' safety and to be fully participative in the company's arrangements for implementing, monitoring and improving safety.
  • Manage the administration of safety team documentation, strategies and files. Implementing competency management systems to ensure accurate records.

Mandatory Knowledge / Skills / Experience

  • Proficient in the MS Office and Adobe package
  • Excellent attention to detail and time management skill
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Demonstrable ability to assist with data/trend analysis
  • Interest/desire of Health & Safety (opportunity for career progression)
  • NCRQ Certificate in Applied Safety Management or equivalent

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Diary contact for Head of Safety; plan, organise and prepare for meetings/appointments in advance.
  • Provide a consistent level of clerical support for the wider safety team, maintain relevant records, files and systems to enable retrieval of information within fifteen minutes.
  • Take, produce and distribute minutes of safety/management meetings.
  • Ensure work methods, standards, procedures & documentation are current and displayed appropriately.
  • Support the Safety Manager in delivery of the company safety, quality and environment plans; conduct risk assessments and compliance audits as required.
  • Liaise with the Operations Standards and Training Manager to ensure safety critical workers are identified, trained and assessed at appropriate intervals; support assessor team in ensuring competence records are kept up to date.
  • Prepare internal audit plans and ensure that reports are recorded accurately.
  • Provide periodic reports on safety performance, including summaries of all incidents and actions taken, status of investigations where undertaken, and analysis of trends against Safety Indicators.
  • Effectively maintain statutory and company safety records.
  • Liaise with other departments to ensure good communication and teamwork.

Company Responsibilities

  • To undertake any additional duties at the request of the line manager, that is deemed to be within your competency.
  • To adhere to all TOL & FirstGroup policies and procedures.
  • To undertake any training and development activities at the request of the line manager.
  • To comply with all Group Safety policies and support new initiatives.

You'll enjoy a range of benefits, such as:

  • Free travel on our buses for you and your family
  • Pension scheme
  • The chance to buy discounted First shares.
  • Discounted train travel for you and your family on our train operators (GWR, SWR, TPE & Hull Trains).
  • On top of this our rewards include First Xclusives where you and your family and friends can benefit from over 3,000 offers on a variety of goods and services

What do we do?

We run four main lines on behalf of Transport for London, keeping 30 trams running safely and reliably nearly 24/7. Our customers rely on us to get them to where they want to go. So, everyone has a big part to play from our tram drivers and mechanics to our support, revenue and control centre teams.

Applications should be received no later than Friday 25th September 2020.