Health and Safety Manager

DR Newitt
£35,000 - £45,000
10 Apr 2018
10 May 2018
Health & Safety
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type


Our client is a prestigious and successful food processor with an interesting and popular product range.
They are currently seeking a Health and Safety Manager to join their senior management team.
The position holder will offer expert knowledge and skills in order to generate and promote a positive health & safety environment. This is a key role helping control occupational risk.

The role

•    Preparing health & safety strategies and ensure all internal policies are in line with current legislation and best practice.
•    Ensure all safety legislation is adhered to and policies and practices are adopted.
•    Planning practical and effective methods, both preventative and remedial, of promoting health & safety working practices.
•    Organising safety committee meetings and produce management reports.
•    Leading in-house training with managers and employees about health & safety issues and risks.
•    Making changes to working practices that are safe and comply with legislation. 
•    Ensuring safe systems of work are in place and are regularly reviewed.
•    Outlining safe operational procedures which identify and take account of all relevant hazards.
•    Carrying out regular site inspections to check policies and procedures are being properly implemented.
•    Keeping records of inspections findings and producing reports that suggest improvements.
•    Keeping records of incidents and accidents and producing statistics for managers.
•    Keeping up to date with new legislation and maintaining a working knowledge of all The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) legislation and any developments that affect your employer's industry.
•    Attending Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) seminars and reading professional journals.
•    Liaising with regulatory bodies to ensure the company is compliant with mandatory regulations.
•    Carrying out accident investigations on site and producing subsequent reports and recommendations and identify any trends.
•    Carrying out fire drills and ensuring that fire evacuation procedures are up to date regularly tested and trained out.
•    To monitor, assist, provide guidance and train where necessary individuals to carry out risk assessments. 
•    Ensuring the safe installation of equipment on site.
•    Advising on a range of specialist areas, e.g. Fire regulations, hazardous substances, noise, safeguarding machinery and occupational diseases.

The candidate

•    Knowledge of current H&S legislation.
•    Minimum NEBOSH general certificate or equivalent.
•    Excellent communicator with ability to influence stakeholders at all levels.
•    Experience within a manufacturing environment, preferably food and/or drink.
•    Full UK driving license.

What’s on offer?

•    A salary of between £35,000 - £45,000.
•    20 days holiday + 8 banks

If you feel that you have the appropriate skills and competencies required, please forward a copy of your CV to or call Richard Steele on  0161 833 0181.

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