Health And Safety Consultant

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

The Portfolio Group

The role of a Health & Safety Consultant is crucial in ensuring that organizations maintain safe and healthy working environments for their employees. Here’s a breakdown of the key aspects of this role:

  1. Providing Advice and Support: As a Health & Safety Consultant, your primary responsibility is to offer guidance, recommendations, and solutions to clients regarding health and safety practices. This involves assessing risks, understanding regulatory requirements, and suggesting measures to mitigate potential hazards.
  2. Client Interaction: You’ll be actively engaging with clients, both virtually and onsite, to understand their specific needs and challenges. This may include conducting audits, evaluating operations, and providing tailored advice to improve safety standards.
  3. Development of Health & Safety Management Systems: You’ll work closely with clients to develop comprehensive health and safety management systems tailored to their business operations. This includes drafting relevant policies, procedures, and training programs to ensure compliance with regulations and best practices.
  4. Project Work and Collaboration: Alongside your day-to-day client interactions, you may also be involved in larger projects aimed at enhancing health and safety practices or developing new solutions. Collaboration with other consultants is essential to meet client expectations and achieve business objectives.
  5. Compliance and Regulatory Knowledge: A deep understanding of Occupational Health and Safety legislation is imperative in this role. You’ll need to stay updated on relevant laws and regulations to ensure that clients remain compliant with legal requirements.
  6. Education and Experience: A degree or diploma in a relevant field, coupled with a minimum of 5 years of experience in health and safety, is typically required for this role. Additionally, having or pursuing OHS designations demonstrates a commitment to professional development in the field.
  7. Communication and Interpersonal Skills: Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential for effectively engaging with clients, understanding their needs, and conveying complex information in a clear and concise manner.
  8. Time Management and Flexibility: Given the dynamic nature of the role, the ability to manage time effectively and adapt to changing client demands is crucial. Flexibility in working hours and readiness to accommodate client schedules are often required.
  9. Technological Proficiency: Proficiency in various software tools and platforms, such as Salesforce, is beneficial for managing client interactions, documenting recommendations, and tracking progress.
  10. Commitment to Customer Experience: Demonstrating a genuine commitment to providing excellent customer experience ensures client satisfaction and fosters long-term relationships.

Overall, the role of a Health & Safety Consultant demands a blend of technical expertise, interpersonal skills, and a dedication to ensuring the well-being of employees in diverse work environments.


Education/Experience

  • A degree or diploma from an accredited college or university
  • Having or pursuing OHS Designation (example: CRST, CRSP)
  • Strong knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Legislation throughout Canada
  • A strong background in developing and implementing comprehensive health and safety programs such as, but not limited to, training, auditing, evaluating process risks, safe work procedures program management and managed systems approach
  • A minimum of 3-5 plus years of relevant work experience in health and safety

Perks and Benefits

  • Day off on your birthday
  • Enhanced Benefits with Health and Dental Coverage
  • We offer a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) Matching Program
  • Downtown Location
  • Vacation Days increase after 2 and 5 years’ service