Health and Safety Manager

45000.00 - 50000.00 GBP Annual + GBP45000 - GBP50000/annum
26 Sep 2017
27 Sep 2017
Job Type
Contract Type
Health and Safety Manager
Location: Leominster
Salary: Circa GBP40k

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

Health and Safety Manager - Key Responsibilities:

-To provide directional support to the business in the planning, measuring, reviewing and auditing of Health and Safety activities on both a day to day and strategic basis.
-To embed a continuous improvement and positive safety culture, driving ownership, accountability and compliance to deliver a safe and healthy work environment.

Health and Safety Manager - Job Responsibilities and Tasks:

-Develop site management systems, procedures and protocols to ensure that production activities at both UK sites remain in line with legislative requirements.
-Support, influence and encourage the Site Management Teams to deliver a consistent, continuously improving and sustainable H&S programme on both sites.
-Review and develop all aspects of the businesss Health and Safety policies and activities, and ensure they are implemented consistently across the UK sites.
-Work proactively with managers and other key staff to establish and maintain a programme of continuous improvement in the management of Health and Safety within their areas of responsibility.
-Work with external consultants to embed a behavioural safety culture across both sites constantly seeking ways to engage with the team to engender an interdependent safety culture.
-Ensure that rigorous risk assessment and accident management systems are in place to identify hazards and to ensure that appropriate control measures are in place.
-Maintain a central record of all risk assessments ensuring these are regularly reviewed and updated according to timeframe or changes to procedures and/or processes and that they are trained out and easily available to all relevant personnel.
-Discuss areas for improvement with relevant staff and/or external bodies and agree appropriate corrective action.
-Provide staff with comprehensive and relevant information and training on Health and Safety systems and procedures.
-Develop an appropriate change management process to ensure Health & Safety is a consideration for all new equipment purchases, changes to process and/or facilities and provide advice accordingly.
-Maintain the accident and near miss database and prepare reports for Health and Safety Committee and SLT (senior leadership team), reporting leading and lagging safety performance indicators and ensure high visibility on the sites.
-Undertake and/or direct thorough and effective accident investigations reporting to the SLT and ensuring appropriate and timely action is taken to remove or reduce the likelihood of repeat incidents.
-Undertake the planning and implementation of fire drills and other evacuation procedures as part of the businesss Emergency Plan and Business Continuity plans.
-Ensure that appropriate records are maintained in compliance with legal requirements,
-e.g. COSHH, and that necessary notices are displayed and reviewed.
-Design and deliver training sessions on key areas of the businesss activities in relation to Health and Safety and support the delivery of other training programmes, including new staff induction and Line Manager training.
-Support the SOP process ensuring SSofW are included and appropriate for each SOP.
-Be a key member of the businesss Safety Team and actively promote a safe environment throughout the business.
-Organise timely risk specific external surveys/audit reports (eg DSEAR/Noise/Dust) to ensure compliance and take ownership of and deliver any action items arising.
-Lead project to review options for ISO or OHSAS accreditation and present recommendations to senior team.
-Investigate opportunities for nationally recognised safety awards and help get us there!

Health and Safety Manager - job 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 General certificate in occupational health and safety or equivalent
Pro-active approach to Health and Safety
Understand the risks associated with a complex, fast paced manufacturing environment

Hold a NEBOSH Diploma in Health and Safety or equivalent
Ideally CMIOSH or working towards
Come from the food manufacturing industry
Hold a recognised environmental qualification such as CIEH or IEMA
Experience with OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001 & BRC environment

For more information please call Paul Gorton on (Apply online only).

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