Health and Safety Manager - Kilmarnock

09 July 20242024-07-09
Ayrshire, West Central Scotland

Health and Safety Manager - Kilmarnock

The Job

As a key role within the HSEQ Team, your advice and support to Managers, supervisors, and colleagues will be instrumental to the improvement of the service the HSEQ department provides to all employees across the business.

You will ensure health and safety practices are identified, documented and aligned with the business, whilst ensuring these are understood and complied with throughout the organisation. Supporting and enabling the business to exceed its statutory and contractual obligations in managing all HSEQ aspects across a diverse risk landscape.

The Health and Safety Manager will provide support for in all areas relating to health and safety, while fully supporting the Quality and Environmental Manager in their duties.

  • Develop a strong working relationship with all levels of employees and promote a culture of engagement.
  • The delivery of HSEQ initiatives throughout the business and the management of Health and Safety generally, in raising the operational standards and in contributing to the development and effective operations.
  • Manage a programme of corrective/preventative actions for continuous improvement to ensure the highest standards in technical competence and safe working practices are met.
  • To support with the ISO9001 / ISO14001 / ISO45001 audits and support operational teams with any external audits.
  • To provide coaching, mentoring and support to action owners, and provide authoritative advice on the close out of actions.
  • Support the Implementation, design and development of risk management processes, including Risk Assessment, COSHH Assessment, Fire Risk Assessment.
  • Development and completion of HSE Statutory Health, Safety & Environmental compliance audits and site safety inspections.
  • Support production of construction phase plans, RAMS, traffic management plans, safe systems of work and associated construction related risk management documentation.
  • Support the delivery of health and safety inductions.
  • Identify knowledge or skills gaps (specific focus on quality & environmental, company policies and procedures) and implement supportive corrective actions to meet these needs to help ensure competency levels are attained and maintained.
  • Providing internal training and coaching to operational teams in specific subject matters, such as – CDM, Contractor Management, Incident Investigation, Risk Assessment and COSHH.
  • Deliver oversight and assurance to managers of their risks, recommend and implement solutions to improve the level of compliance and regulatory risk control and ensure any breaches are addressed.
  • Identify any operational and regulatory risks, escalating as appropriate and provide competent advice and recommendations.
  • Compile reports to inform the Snr Team of H&S of internal audit findings, risk profiles, non-conformity to contractual or external audits and incident trends in order to facilitate improvement.
  • Identify and understand the health, safety, environmental & associated legal requirements that are relevant to the work and ensure the teams comply with these. Help the teams understand and actively promote issues regarding health, safety & the environment.
  • To support and where necessary, lead accident and incident investigation, utilising root cause analysis and provide advice to Operational teams on effective preventative measures to reduce risk.
  • Deliver presentations to Operational Management Teams giving insight into performance, risk management and initiatives relevant to areas within the business.
  • To provide concise, factual and accurate information through status reports to the MD for Q&E, ensuring all information is available to enable effective decisions and improvements to be made.
  • Maintain accurate paper and computer-based records and filing systems.
  • Maintain HSEQ and Training related registers and documentation e.g. Document Registers, Incident Registers, Employee Feedback Reports, HSEQ KPI Register, Audits, deviations, and other HSEQT registers
  • All other duties as directed by the MD for H&S.

The Qualifications

  • Membership of IOSH at Tech IOSH level (or similar). – (Grad IOSH / CMIOSH level desirable)
  • Experience within a full time Health and Safety role.
  • NEBOSH General Certificate.
  • Internal auditing
  • NEBOSH Construction Certificate. – (desirable)
  • Level 5 / 6 qualification in Health and Safety. - (desirable)
  • CDM related qualification (SMSTS). – (desirable)
  • Qualifications in Fire Safety & Fire Risk Assessment. - (desirable)
  • P402 / P405 Asbestos Management. – (desirable)
  • Fully conversant with all Microsoft Office applications.

The Experience

  • Experience in a full time H&S role.
  • Trained auditor or can demonstrate on the job auditing experience.
  • Delivering presentations and writing competent reports.
  • Experience in issuing, following up and closing corrective actions.
  • Knowledge and experience of operational activities within - Electrical and Construction industries.
  • Experience of working for large Principal Contractor – acting as duty holder.
  • Practical experience of producing procedures, risk assessments, method statements, construction phase plans, waste management plans – construction-based HS&E documentation

The Person

  • Computer literate.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and to take responsibility for own tasks
  • Able to organise own workload and prioritise tasks effectively.
  • Effective learner & agile thinker.
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships at all levels.
  • A strong commitment to high quality customer service
  • Approachable
  • Driven by achievement
  • Have a can-do approach
  • Support colleagues by sharing information and expertise
  • Seek to make improvements, efficiencies and look for new opportunities
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships and to quickly gain the confidence of others 
  • Hold a current valid driving license.
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