HSE Manager

Theo James Recruitment
11 Mar 2018
18 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client have an exciting opportunity for a Health, Safety and Environment Manager whose prime responsibility will be to ensure that our client is compliant with all legislative requirements and Group Health and Safety Policy. To plan, implement, monitor and review the protective and preventative measures required to ensure that our client implements safe and efficient working practices. To put in place procedures that minimise operational lost time, occupational health problems, accidents and injuries.

Our client are an established, highly profitable and progressive engineering / manufacturing company.

HSE Manager whose responsibilities will include;
1. Work with management and employees to promote and enforce good health, safety and environmental practices.
2. Provide independent, professional, advice and technical information where appropriate to managers to enable them to discharge their statutory obligations; keeping staff and management up to date with changes in HS&E legislation and codes of practice.
3. Propose, implement and monitor measures necessary to comply with HS&E Legislation and ACOPS including the regular review of working practices.
4. Work with the Group HSE committee to prepare health, safety and environmental strategies and develop and implement internal policies.
5. Maintain OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 14001:2004.
6. Ensure that statutory requirements are being upheld throughout the organisation e.g.: COSHH, RIDDOR, DSE, Risk Assessments, Noise, Dust & Fume, VWF.
7. Ensure all incidents, accidents and near misses are thoroughly investigated, prepare report of findings, including recommendations to prevent recurrence back to root cause analysis.
8. Manage and maintain the COSHH database ensuring COSHH assessments are available on all hazardous materials and that effective Risk Assessments are in place.
9. Manage and maintain the HAVS register, ensuring Vibration assessments are in place for all equipment and effective vibration reduction techniques are used.
10. Carry out and document Risk Assessments and work to eliminate/reduce risk to an acceptable level.
11. Work with the Plant Engineer to ensure the safe installation of equipment and conduct PUWER assessments along with Risk Assessments and SSoW.
12. Create SSoW for each appropriate task based on the Risk Assessment and ensure operators are trained in and certified for all tasks they complete.
13. Maintain a register of first aiders and firefighters, ensuring adequate provision of first aid.
14. Manage the list of approved contractors ensuring all contractors have the necessary certification prior to working on site.
15. Keep up to date with new legislation and maintaining a working knowledge of all Health and Safety Executive legislation and any developments that affect the foundry industry.
16. Identify opportunities for continuous environmental improvement and implement programmes to deliver these.
17. Work with Purchasing to manage and control our clients waste management and recycling procedures.
18. Ensure at the highest possible level compliance with environmental legislation and eliminate the risk of non-compliance.
19. Work with Purchasing to manage and organise the safe disposal of hazardous substances, e.g. manufacturing waste, asbestos.
20. Work with Purchasing to ensure adequate provision of appropriate PPE and workwear.
21. Manage the Health, Safety & Environmental Committee and the Champions and Deputies, ensuring they are enthusiastic advocates for improving Health, Safety & Environmental issues at the site. Chair and minute meetings of the HSE Committee.
22. Manage site Security requirements.
23. Monitor and report the site’s MOPS (Make Our Plants Safer) scheme performance.
24. Undertake any other duties for which the responsibility, skill and experience required fall within a post holder’s expected capability and commensurate with the post holder’s position in the company.

Experience Required
• Knowledge of HSE policies, procedures and management system.
• Working knowledge of auditing processes and protocols.
• Proficient in computer based systems and software.
• Knowledge of Health & Safety & Environmental Legislation and Regulations.
• Knowledge of corporate incident reporting requirements.
• Knowledge of industry associations, affiliations and other resources.
• Knowledge of industry standards and work practices.
• Industry experience.
• Knowledge of auditing and accident investigation.
• Post secondary certification; or advanced technical training in a related field; or equivalent eg NEBOSH certificate or diploma.

General Aptitude
• Have drive and enthusiasm and above all, a positive, flexible and conscientious approach to team working and improvement initiatives.
• Use initiative and judgement to make decisions and solve problems that are sometimes complex.
• Work mainly unsupervised and manage own time.
• Manage and motivate the employees to ensure the development of a safety culture.
• Communicate effectively within a team and internally at all levels.
• Carry out duties satisfactorily and effectively as failure to do so will result in substantial cost to the business.
• Be available outside of normal working hours where necessary

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