Health & Safety Manager (Construction)

Recruiter
Shepherd Stubbs
Location
Thurleigh, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
12 Jul 2019
Closes
26 Jul 2019
Ref
1190746536
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 (paid for).
This is a role for someone that lives and breathes Health & Safety! Ideally you will have experience of working within the construction industry.
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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