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Health & Safety Advisor

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JobReq ID:  48326
Type of work:  On site
Type of contract:  Open-ended/permanent
Full/Part Time:  Full time
Location: 

Zaventem, BE

OUR COMPANY

Bridgestone in Europe, CIS, Middle East, India and Africa (BSEMIA), headquartered in Zaventem (Belgium), is a subsidiary of  Bridgestone Corporation, a global leader providing sustainable mobility and advanced solutions.

In addition to our premium tire products, we offer a growing portfolio of tire-centric and mobility solutions. Together with our partners and guided by "Serving Society with Superior Quality”, that has been our mission since Shojiro Ishibashi founded Bridgestone in 1931, we are  working to accelerate sustainable mobility innovations and solutions. Through innovative technology,  we are committed to easier, safer, smoother and seamless mobility for our society and customers improving how people move, live, work and play.

Bridgestone also benefits from a significant retail network throughout the region – in fact our retail presence in the EMIA region is the largest in the tire industry. Through 17 distinct retail partners, we have around 3,500 outlets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa as well as around 2,500 outlets through our partner network in India. This network offers a selection of services, concepts and mobility solutions.

At Bridgestone we pride ourselves on the strong relationships we maintain with everyday drivers and this extensive retail network is one of the core reasons why.

You can learn more about our Group at https://bridgestone-emia.com/

In line with the “Bridgestone Essence”, our work environment is based on integrity and teamwork, where everyone can learn from each other and contribute with their own ideas in achieving the coming goals.

We want to hear from people who can take the challenge, unleash their creative potential and contribute to the company success demonstrating ownership, courage and agility. We want you to develop your skills, expand your knowledge and be proud of your work.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Job purpose

The Health & Safety Advisor – Bridgestone Europe NV/SA leads and manages the development and implementation of all health and safety programs to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all employees on site at all times.  The scope includes the Bridgestone EMIA Headquarters as well as the Bridgestone European Education Center, both based in Zaventem.

 

Main responsibilities:

 

H&S

  • Create awareness within the organization concerning Health & Safety including communication to staff about important Health & Safety issues
  • Focus on strong and weak points of the local H&S organization, proposing to local management possible adjustment to reinforce the H&S guidance
  • Follow-up and implement the global standards and Corporate programs, site safety procedures  ergonomics
  • Support data gathering and data analysis to develop leading and lagging indicators to monitor and drive Health and Safety programs
  • Support Health and Safety ecosystem and innovation initiatives to promote safety culture across the business and Contractors.
  • Develop and implement the annual and global action plans
  • Set up and follow up on mandatory activities: year action plans, DRBS, GPP, IDPBW, CPBW, …
  • Coordinate external audits with 3rd party bodies and assure compliance to all legal requirements.
  • Maintain and enhance the risk assessment process.
  • Report on accidents and near misses and initiate preventive actions
  • Coordinate the training of First Aiders, Fire Wardens and Evacuation Stewards as well as assure its operability – according to legal obligations
  • Coordinate the community of Persons of trust, in collaboration with our psycho-social services IDEWE
  • Organize, perform & debrief on evacuation drills, both internally and with external parties like fire brigade
  • Chair the local H&S committee

 

Well-Being

  • Define a well-being action plan with the support of IDEWE and in line with the EMIA agenda
  • Ensure that health and wellbeing services are consistently promoted and delivered
  • Plan for and facilitate the active promotion of health and wellbeing related policies, procedures and systems
  • Capture and utilize health and wellbeing data to monitor and report on issues

 

Environment

  • Cooperate with the facility management to develop initiatives that minimize environmental impact (waste management, water consumption, energy efficiency, mobility management…)
  • Enhance the awareness on environmental related aspects of Bridgestone Headquarters and Bridgestone European Education Center – Brussels (EUEC-B).

 

Reporting line

  • The Health & Safety Advisor directly reports to the Facilities Manager, dotted line to the HR Manager People Solutions Benelux for all well-being related matters.

 

Required capabilities

  • Strong values in line with Bridgestone’s behavioral expectations (Agility, Courage, Ownership)
  • Hands-on person with high level of accuracy
  • Analytical mindset with eye for detail
  • Strong process-focused working
  • Adapt to fast change easily in an efficient way
  • Pro-active and solution oriented
  • Able to communicate clearly your thoughts, ideas, solutions to different type of audiences, internal and external
  • Able to manage projects
  • Autonomous and capable to take decisions
  • True team player

 

Experience

  • By preference prevention Advisor level 2 within Belgium or
  • Prevention Advisor level 3 with level 2 training planned/to be planned 
  • Management of mid/large-size projects

 

Technical & Soft skills

  • Technical expertise in H&S and disaster prevention (for Level 2 and 3) in Belgium
  • Knowledge of Belgian Health and Safety Management Systems (for Level 2 and 3).
  • Audit techniques (for Level 2 and 3)
  • H&S European Regulatory framework (for level 2 and 3)
  • Behavioral Based Safety
  • Collaboration and Team work
  • Ability to Learn
  • Interacting Effectively
  • Performance Driven
  • Problem Solving

MORE INFORMATION

If you can demonstrate the skills we are looking for and would like to make a difference in a Pioneering company dedicated to shaping a sustainable future of real-world mobility solutions, just click on the Apply Now button and add your CV!

All applications will be reviewed. Our Recruitment team will contact the suitable applicants for the next step of the recruitment process.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

DISCLAIMER

Diversity and inclusion are a central part of Bridgestone EMIA’s values at the highest level. This is key for our people to show a passion for excellence for improving society connected to the world in which we live. Our commitment to diversity, is linked to our founders mission of ‘Serving Society with Superior Quality’, which is essential in shaping and creating the organization, serving all people, respectfully, connected to our business. We recognize that everyone is different and that attracting, developing and retaining our employees will create a sustainable working environment which is essential to our success. This means that all job applicants and members of staff will receive equal treatment and that we will not discriminate in particular on grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, color, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age.

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