Health and Safety Officer

Location
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Salary
22k
Posted
31 May 2019
Closes
01 Jul 2019
Function
Health & Safety
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

JOB TITLE:                           Health and Safety Officer

JOB HOLDER:                    

RESPONSIBLE TO:             Technical Manager

RESPONSIBLE FOR:          Implementation of employment law/ Health and safety Law practices

MAIN PURPOSE

To implement, monitor and report on all aspects of Health and Safety in the Workplace improving the overall safety culture and working practices.

PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Implementing changes to working practices that are safe and comply with legislation.
  • Preparing health and safety strategies and developing internal policy.
  • Carrying out risk assessments and considering how risks could be reduced.
  • Undertaking Manual handling risk assessments and implementing safer ways to work.
  • Outlining safe operational procedures which identify and take account of all relevant hazards.
  • Undertaking  site inspections and customer Audits to ensure that policies and procedures are being properly implemented.
  • Recording of incidents/accidents and producing statistics for Senior Management.
  • Investigating Accidents and complying with all relevant RIDOR reporting procedures.
  • Holding and chairing Health and Safety committee meetings
  • Keeping up to date with new legislation and maintaining a working knowledge of all relevant legislation and any developments that affect the employer's industry.
  • Producing management reports, newsletters and bulletins.
  • Advising on a range of specialist areas, e.g. fire regulations, hazardous substances, noise, safeguarding machinery and occupational diseases.
  • Ensuring the First Aid equipment and training is up to date and supplies are fully stocked.
  • Ensuring compliance with all of the main regulatory areas, ie Work at Height, Electricity at Work, PUWER/LOLER, DSEAR etc
  • Ordering safety equipment, PPE, first aid supplies  and ensuring it is fit for purpose.
  • Ensuring Fire risk assessments are undertaken and Fire Marshall training is done.

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