Health & Safety Officer

Job description

The roles and responsibilities of the position(s) will include the following:

  • Developing and administering procedures (including safety statement, risk assessments and associated safety/environmental management system documentation) to ensure compliance with Environmental Health and Safety legislative and other requirements (including ISO 14001 / OSHAS 18001)
  • Preparation and implementation of site emergency preparedness and response plan(s)
  • Providing expert advice on environmental health and safety to the client(s)
  • Conducting and reviewing risk assessments and monitoring the implementation of control measures
  • Conducting site health and safety inspections and production of reports
  • Assisting with health promotion & safety awareness campaigns
  • Ensuring contractor safety management arrangements are established and implemented across all applicable locations;
  • Completing VDU/DSE workstation assessments and reports
  • Maintaining close liaison with all departments to ensure implementation of regulations pertaining to Environmental Health and Safety
  • Maintaining systems of auditing and in accordance with current Health and Safety legislation, Codes of Safety Practice and internal / site based policies and procedures
  • Investigating and formal recording and reporting of accidents or incidents onsite
  • Taking a leading role in safety groups and communications forums where health and safety matters are discussed
  • Maintaining records and systems necessary to fulfil health and safety policy requirements including those containing confidential information
  • Advising on and implementing occupational health requirements
  • Developing and delivering information and training to staff / clients in core safety subjects and also specialist health and safety areas
  • Providing advice regarding staff environmental health and safety training and competency requirements to the client(s)
  • Organising and delivering a variety of training courses to managers and staff within the organisation covering such topics as; Health and Safety for managers and supervisors, risk assessment, hazardous substances, display screen equipment, office safety and fire safety
  • Producing professional reports to management as required relating to matters of health and safety management
  • Developing in-house communications/ publications on topical EH&S matters
  • Promoting EHS standards throughout the company

Essential Requirements

  • Degree in environmental health and safety
  • A strong working Knowledge of ISO14001
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience within a similar role in customer service driven environments
  • Excellent knowledge of environmental health and safety legislation, regulations, standards and other relevant requirements
  • Proficiency in Microsoft IT applications
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good Organisational Skills, must be able to multitask
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Enthusiasm and Reliability
  • Fluency in English
  • Full clean drivers licence and access to own vehicle


Preferred Requirements

  • Knowledge and experience of working within the facilities management sector
  • Experience of delivering in the role of PSDP or PSCS (including qualifications in same)
  • Particular expertise/ qualifications in the area of fire safety management
  • Experience and/or qualifications In Environmental or Health & Safety Auditing
  • Manual Handling Instructor
  • DSE Assessor
  • Occupational First Aid trained
  • Safe Pass trained
  • Fire Warden trained
  • Completed Train the Trainer course

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