Health and Safety Manager

Health and Safety Manager

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    Health Safety & Environmental

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    40000-60000 Per Annum

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    Paul Gorton

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    12 months ago

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Health and Safety Manager

Location: Leyland, Preston

Salary: Circa £40k – 60k plus excellent benefits

A local food manufacturing company are now looking to recruit a Health and Safety Manager to join their team.

This is a brand new position and would suit someone with a mix of strategic experience coupled with a friendly hands on approach.

Health and Safety Manager - Purpose

You will design, implement and deliver a high standard Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) department, ensuring that the business operate safe working environment for all employees and visitors. You will use your expert knowledge and experience to provide on-site support to ensure risks are managed in a timely fashion, as well as completing audits and checks to so the business meets all health & safety related legislative requirements.

Health and Safety Manager - Role and Responsibilities

  • Design, implement and deliver HSE strategies, including required policies
  • Undertake risk assessments and reviewing current risk assessments
  • Conducting and reviewing COSHH assessments
  • Design and deliver toolbox talks
  • Perform regular internal Health, Safety & Environment audits and inspections, relaying findings back to Company Directors on areas of improvement / none compliance / priorities
  • Lead on accident, near miss and incident investigation, root cause analysis and reporting and managing corrective actions
  • Manage and maintain records for incidents, near misses and accident reports
  • Undertake action plans to ensure continuing, sustained compliance with legislation
  • Implement immediate corrective actions and overseeing all further preventative and corrective actions to eliminate root causes
  • Arrange all facility repairs, installations and any other maintenance that causes risk to employee safety, including working with Engineering department where applicable
  • Advise and support all colleagues of their statutory duties within their areas of responsibility
  • Advise, train and lead employees on various safety-related topics
  • Ensure all staff, agency workers and contractors are fully inducted to H&S policy and standards
  • Carry out new and expectant mothers risk assessments and young person’s RAS for Under 18s
  • Coordinate and lead H&S meetings with H&S champions, implementing actions agreed
  • Lead and mentor H&S champions
  • Design, develop and maintain HSE reporting / records
  • Manage all records ensuring information up to date and arrange training when appropriate, including fire marshals and first aiders
  • Manage contractor vetting and other contractor management processes including the review of risk assessments / method statements and the issuing of permits to work
  • Manage, monitor and challenge standards to promote continual improvement
  • Raising HSE purchase orders
  • Update H&S noticeboards
  • Ensure suitable selection of PPE to the appropriate standard, order and distribute it to colleagues, ensuring records are managed and maintained
  • Liaising with HR department regarding staff working conditions and accessibility
  • Identify opportunities for improvement, and executing large and complex projects from planning to execution
  • Research applicable legal requirements and best practice to identify potential improvements
  • Be a subject matter expert in your specific level of competence, while staying vigilant

  • Support with environmental matters such as, environmental impact assessments, investigations etc, and compliance with environmental legislation

Health and Safety Manager - Role Requirements

The ideal candidate MUST come from the Manufacturing Industry as a Health and Safety Manager. You will also have the following skills, qualifications and experience:

  • Hold a NEBOSH Diploma, NCRQ or NVQ Diploma or Equivalent in Occupational Health and Safety
  • Member of IOSH and working towards CMIOSH
  • Ideally hold an environmental qualification such as CIEH, IEAM or NEBOSH
  • Have experience of setting HSE Strategies and also implementing and following through with changes
  • Have a hands on and pro-active approach to safety
  • Able to create and promote a positive HSE Culture
  • You will be a very organised person with excellent IT and excel skills

For more information please call Paul Gorton on 0161 976 3540.

LEAN Engineering Recruitment Ltd are acting as a 3rd party on behalf of our client. All applications will be held on our database for current and future positions.

We will endeavour to get back to all applicants but if you have not heard from LER within 10 working days then your application has been unsuccessful but please feel free to contact us for an update.