Health & Safety Manager

Recruiter
Shepherd Stubbs
Location
Bedford
Posted
11 Feb 2018
Closes
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our client is recruiting for a Health & Safety Manager. Please note that during the summer months you will be required to travel throughout the UK with over night stays on occasions.

Person specification

Education & Qualifications

• The successful applicant should hold a professional qualification in occupational health and safety. Ideally, you should be educated to diploma level or equivalent and should be a chartered Member of IOSH (or working towards).

Experience

• Wide ranging practical experience in the construction industry
environment for minimum 3 years.
• Can demonstrate the successful steps that have resulted in you achieving your current position.
• Fully aware and up to date with current legislation.
• Experience of integration and implementation of new health & safety regulations.
• Extensive safety management experience.
• Proven history in site inspections, audits, and accident investigation.
• Working knowledge of CDM.

Skills & Knowledge

• Good communication and interpersonal skills at all levels.
• High level of computer literacy (M.S Packages).
• Team player.
• Report writer.
• Ability to assimilate, retain and effectively disseminate information.
• Persistent and attentive to detail. Independent and able to work with
limited supervision.
• Commercial awareness.
• Strong self-management.
• Good organisation skills.
• Ability to lead the teams.
• Ability to develop the team.
• Ability to set and control budgets.
• Commercial Awareness.
• Personal and team accountability.
• Problem solving and ability to see root causes.
• Strategic thinking.

Personal attributes

• Must have the ability to take decisive action.
• A proactive, positive approach to safety.
• Professional appearance, enthusiastic and strong influencing skills.
• Highly motivated, driven to succeed.
• Persistent and determined to achieve goals.
• Ability to stay calm under pressure.

Role

• Contribute to the development of an organisational culture that promotes the health of all employees and supports a safe working environment.

• Develop, monitor and review health and safety policies, practices and procedures designed to achieve a positive safety culture and environment for employees, crew, clients and the public which reflect the changing needs arising out of health and safety legislation and best practice.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

• Developing all aspects of the Company Health and Safety policies and
strategies and ensure consistent implementation in all Company
practices
• Maintaining a working knowledge of all Safety legislation and any
developments that affect the industry.
• Monitoring, evaluating & reviewing existing, new and upcoming Health
& Safety legislation ensuring the company has systems and practices in
place to meet legal compliance.
• To continually assess the status of Health & Safety within the Company,
identifying areas for improvement and developing new policies and
systems where appropriate
• Producing management reports, newsletters and bulletins for
circulation to PAYE and Freelance service providers.
• Ensuring rigorous risk assessment and accident management systems
are in place.
• Carrying out regular site inspections to check policies and procedures
are being correctly implemented. Document findings and highlight areas
for improvement.
• To educate and inform the Senior Management team with regards to
Health & Safety including liabilities, performance trends, risks and
opportunities.
• Keeping records of incidents and accidents and producing statistics for
managers.
• Ensuring the safe installation of equipment.
• Advising on a range of specialist areas, e.g. fire regulations, hazardous
substances, noise, safeguarding machinery and occupational diseases.
• To manage the Health & Safety department budget.
• Monitor and ensure that all Health & Safety Documentation and all
Company risk assessments and method statements are current and
accurate.

Health & Safety
• Develop and maintain an awareness of Health & Safety documents
relating to your role including but not limited to our clients Health &
Safety Policy
• Cascade Health & Safety awareness ensuring staff have read and
understood documentation relating to their position within the
company.
• To take reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and other
persons who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work.
• To undertake duties and responsibilities in full accordance with the
organisation’s Health & Safety policy and procedures.
• To co-operate with policies and procedures to enable the organisation
to comply with its obligation under Health & Safety legislation.
• To report immediately to your line manager (Operations Manager) any
defects in equipment or the working environment and report areas of
risk.

General Responsibilities / Expectations

• To work in accordance with the organisation’s mission, vision, strategic
plans, policies and procedures.
• To behave in a manner that reflects positively on the company at all
times.
• To promote equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practices.
• To assist in monitoring and maintaining quality standards across the
company.
• To demonstrate an understanding and commitment to the principles of
confidentiality.

Training and Development
• Lead in-house training with employees about health and safety issues
and risks.
• Participate fully in training and development in accordance with the
company’s training plan and mandatory requirements.
• To attend and participate in supervision sessions and an annual
personal review

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