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2019-08-07 09:58:321970-01-01Austin Banks
Job TypePermanent Full Time
AreaSouth Yorkshire, UKSheffield
Salary£30-40K depending on experience
Start DateASAP
Telephone01302 822 228
Job Ref482116
Job Views417


Health and Safety Manager


£30-40K depending on experience

Our niche market leading client is looking to appoint a Health and Safety Manager for their Head office in Sheffield.

The position will suit an individual that enjoys team working, problem solving and developing within their role, who is willing to work hard to produce first class results and gain invaluable experience working with industry leading clients on the most prestigious construction projects in the UK.

Reporting to the operations directors the primary role of the H&S Manager is to advise staff on all safety, health and welfare matters to ensure the company, its employees and all subcontractors comply with their statutory obligations.

Key responsibilities and duties:

Overall responsibility and compliance of the Company’s H&S, making sure staff are aware of the importance and follow safety protocol.

Advise company directors, employees and subcontractors on all aspects of Health & Safety.

Implement practical and effective methods, both preventative and remedial, of promoting health and safety and safe working practices.

Manage health and safety training for staff as required, including carrying out our internal training requirements.

Conduct all “risk assessments” as required by legislation and ensure they are reviewed at relevant intervals and to maintain records.

Conduct & carryout internal and compliance audits of all company sites; report on findings and manage issue log through to completion.

Conduct health and safety inspections and prepare reports and documents.

Carry out all risk assessments and special assessments for each site as required by business, including display screen equipment, manual handling, lone working, fork lift loading, pregnant workers, young workers etc.

Carry out investigations into all accidents and near-miss incidents and to record the findings on the relevant forms.

Co-ordinate and manage first aid and fire safety representatives.

Advise the Operations Directors of all incidents reportable under R.I.D.D.O.R.

Identify areas where training/certification is required to meet the standards imposed by Legislation, Approved Codes of Practice, or H.S.E. guidance. Arrange such training/certification once identified.

Keep up to date with changes in current legislation and implement such changes where relevant and bring to the attention of the Leadership Team any relevant new legislation.

Attend such courses/seminars run by external sources to enable accurate interpretation of legislation to enable implementation within the organisation.

Implement and manage ISO 45001. The company does not presently have this accreditation.

Essential Skills:

Previous experience in the construction industry ideal with multi-site operations.

Rail and airport experience advantageous.

Qualification in occupational health and safety, such as a masters, NVQ, BSC or NEBOSH national diploma is essential.

IOSH membership preferable

Understanding of construction and other building processes, equipment and plant.

Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.

Report writing ability essential.

Understand the application of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and other legislation relevant to the Companies business.

Effectively influence those at a senior level.

Professional in their approach to dealing with issues and employees.

Appreciation of confidentiality and discretion.

Strong organisational or administrative skills with attention to detail and a methodical approach.

IT literate and a comprehensive understanding of Windows based programmes to include Word, Excel and Outlook is essential.

The ability to communicate clearly and confidently with a range of people, both on the phone and face-to-face.

Strong teamwork skills are essential.

Clean Driving Licence


There may be occasions when it is necessary for duties to be undertaken away from the office that require overnight stays. All expenses will be covered for this.

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