Health and Safety Officer

Doncaster, South Yorkshire
31 May 2019
01 Jul 2019
Health & Safety
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type



JOB TITLE:                           Health and Safety Officer

JOB HOLDER:                    

RESPONSIBLE TO:             Technical Manager

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


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


  • 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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