Health & Safety Assistant (Site based)
04th Sep, 2023 Read time 3 minutes

Health & Safety Assistant (Site based)

Location: South West
Last Updated: 4th September 2023

Full Job Description

Oregon Timber Frame (“OTF”) are a division of Barratt Developments. We specialise in the design, manufacture, supply and erection of structural timber frames to all divisions across the Group.

Reporting to the Health and Safety Manager, you will provide support and assistance to the Health & Safety Manager to ensure that all Oregon Health & Safety standards are being achieved on our construction sites.

What Will I be Responsible for?

Conduct site audits to monitor the Health & Safety standards on each site, identify any breaches and prepare a list of improvement actions. Prepare audit reports and then monitor to ensure that the required improvement actions are completed
Induct new start erectors in the “Oregon Way” to ensure that they understand the risks, methods and standards expected when working on an Oregon site
Check the qualifications of erectors on site to ensure they meet or exceed the minimum standards required to work on an Oregon site
Carry out training and toolbox talks to educate erectors and ensure they understand the standards expected
Complete accident investigation reports on behalf of the Health & Safety Manager
Prepare and alter RAMS (Risk Assessments and Method Statements) on behalf of the Health & Safety Manager
Assist the Health & Safety Manager as required with any other documentation, administration, training and projects. This may include assisting with Health and Safety within any of the Oregon Timber Frame factories

What you’ll need?

To be successful in the role, we are looking for:


Able to demonstrate education to a good standard – preferably to higher education or above.
Completed an IOSH Managing Safety course and either hold or be working towards a NEBOSH Construction Certificate.
Hold or be willing to complete CSCS black card or above
Full current driving licence and use of a personal car for work related usage. The car must be insured for business use.


Self-motivated and positive attitude.
Highly numerate and literate.
Good working knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams and any other software required for the role, e.g. iAuditor and Sharepoint.
Good communication skills and able to deal with site erect teams, colleagues, senior management and customers.
Able and willing to work flexibly. This may involve working different hours/days and travel away from home.

DESIRABLE SKILLS (training can be provided if required)

Strong working knowledge of joinery and timber frame erect sequences.
Experience of supervising or managing people.
A sound appreciation of Health & Safety practices on site (e.g. risk assessments, accident investigations, induction and training etc).
Experience of working with cranes to erect timber frame kits.

IOSH Managing Safely
NEBOSH Construction Certificate
CSCS card – professional level.

Our Company and Benefits

We’ve been nationally recognised as a 5 star housebuilder since 2009 for supplying high-quality homes for all generations. That’s more than any other major housebuilder. It’s because we combine the brightest minds, the latest technology, and a genuine commitment to putting customers first. We want the best people in the industry to help us shape the future of building. We have tailored opportunities for apprentices, graduates, experienced professionals and ex-Armed Forces personnel to come and help us stay one step ahead, and build the homes that Britain needs.

We are building an organisation where anyone with drive and talent can pursue the career they want. We are building a culture where anyone, regardless of gender, race, sexuality, disability, background or any other characteristic, can progress and be proud to work for us.

As part of working for Barratt Developments PLC and specifically for this role we offer:
Competitive Salary
Competitive Bonus Scheme
Annual Health Assessment
25 days’ holiday (increase by 1 day for every 3 years’ continuous service up to 28 days)
Choice of Flexible Benefits
Enhanced Family Friendly Policies

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