Health and Safety Specialist

Location
Ipswich
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
12 Mar 2018
Closes
09 Apr 2018
Ref
00080196
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Sector
Public Sector
Function
Operations
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
A small to medium sized plant, formed as part of a superb large global organization is recruiting for a Health and Safety Specialist. This is a brilliant role to further enhance and develop your H&S career. You will assist in the development, coordination and implementation of health and safety programs and procedures under the compliance of applicable laws, rules and regulations.

Essential Functions
- Representing Site Management during H&S Executive or Local Authority Inspectors, document regulated field activities, communicating company positions on potential violations, and addressing pertinent issues in the field to accommodate regulatory requirements.
- Performing difficult and complex health and safety audits and inspections.
- Assisting management in the development of health and safety procedures based on regulatory and/or client requirements while aligning with the US standards whenever possible.
- Using and interpreting applicable HSE, EU and local laws, ordinances, statues, regulations, rules, policies and procedures to support Safe Production.
- Assisting in responding to inquiries or complaints from clients, regulatory agencies and/or community groups.
- Conducting Safety Training venues, including specialized safety training (e.g., confined space, LOTOTO) and Annual Refresher Training as required. Developing new safety training programs as required.
- Handling special projects and other duties as assigned

Position Requirements
- Right to live and work in UK
- NEBOSH General Certificate or higher H&S Qualification is absolutely essential for this role, as well as one of the following combination of educational & experience background:
1. GCSEs (grades A-C) or equivalent and seven (7) years Health & Safety experience, OR
2. NVQ level 3 or equivalent and four (4) years working in Health & Safety experience, OR
- NEBOSH Diploma in H&S as well as one of the following combination of educational & experience background:
1. NVQ level 4 or equivalent and three (3) years Health & Safety experience OR
2. Bachelor's degree in Health & Safety or closely related degree and one (1) year experience.
- Ability to communicate in English with respect to job assignments, job procedures, and applicable safety standards.
- Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
- Knowledge of applicable ordinances, regulations, rules, policies and procedures.
- Ability to analyze information and draw conclusions.
- Ability to perform sophisticated accident and incident investigation and maintain inspection records.
- Ability to communicate in one-on-one and group situations.
- Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
- Skilled in following safety practices and recognizes hazards
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Actively participating and/or leading safety committees, working on H&S initiatives, participating on emergency response/behavior based safety teams, participating in HSE inspections

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