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Health and Safety Manager


Health and Safety Manager


This role reports directly into the Production Director. The purpose of this role is to be responsible for providing strategic and pro-active leadership for Health & Safety. Also to develop, implement and maintain Health & Safety best practice, ensuring all functions of the business comply with current health & safety legislation, acts, regulations, official guidance and standards.

Duties will include:

  • To develop, implement, monitor and maintain Health & Safety strategies, policies and procedures, risk assessments and safe working practices.
  • To monitor, evaluate and review existing, new and upcoming Health & Safety legislation and ensure the business has systems and arrangements in place to meet legal compliance.
  • To continually assess the status of Health & Safety within the business, identify areas of improvement and develop new policies and systems of work to address these.
  • To ensure the provision of clear, consistent, relevant, and timely advice and support.
  • Regularly undertake working practice audits and workplace inspections to proactively identify where health & management practices can be improved and provide the necessary guidance to implement the improvement.
  • Identify and set performance metrics and objectives for the business, individual functions and departments based on appropriate proactive and reactive measurement standards.
  • Carry out investigations and report on accidents, incidents and any dangerous occurrences.
  • Collate and analyse accident and “near miss” incident statistics and recommend intervention strategies to eliminate/reduce the risk of similar future occurrences and incidents.
  • Ensure any new equipment or changes to processes are subject to appropriate risk control measures.
  • Identify employee training needs and develop management controls to ensure the training is continually updated, addressed and records are maintained.
  • Organise regular fire drills and liaise with emergency services as necessary, regarding emergency procedures, communications and fire safety.

Essential skills, experience and knowledge requirements:

The successful candidate must;

  • Have a NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent qualification in health and safety management.
  • Provide evidence validating commitment to their continuous professional development.
  • Have experience in a Health & Safety Management role.
  • Have demonstrable knowledge and understanding of primary Health and Safety legislation, regulations and codes of practice pertaining to the manufacturing industry.
  • Provide evidence of promoting a positive Health & Safety culture in a manufacturing environment.
  • Have experience in developing effective solutions to resolve complex Health and Safety issues.
  • Have experience of investigating, reporting and analysing risks, accidents, incidents and dangerous occurrences.
  • Experience or clear knowledge and understanding of undertaking Health and Safety audits, inspections or reviews.
  • Experience of delivering health and safety training courses including Inductions and Toolbox talks.

The successful candidate must hold, or be able to meet the requirements of, MOD Security Clearance.