Health & Safety Manager in United Kingdom

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Job Title: Health & Safety Manager
Location: United Kingdom
Salary: £25,000 - £26,000
Type: Full Time
Job Sector: Accountancy
Sub Sector: Accounts Admin
Job Reference No: TA9HealthSafetyManager110419

Job Description

Health & Safety Manager

Job Type: Permanent, Part-Time

Location: Highbridge

Hours: 21 per week (basic)

Salary: GBP25,295 - GBP28,785 (Pro-Rata based on a 35 hour week) depending on experience and qualifications

- Generally in accordance with Somerset County Council Green Book Salary Structure Grade 11 Spine Points 20-25.


Additional Benefits: Local Government Pension Scheme. 17 Days Paid Holiday plus Statutory Bank Holidays and an additional 2 days at Christmas.

About Us:

The Somerset Drainage Boards Consortium is the organisation that manages the operations and affairs of three Internal Drainage Boards (IDBs) in Somerset (The Axe Brue, Parrett & North Somerset Levels IDBs) providing them with finance, engineering, legal, environmental and administration services via a team of 28 in-house staff and consultants. The main activity of the Boards is to manage water levels and Flood Risk within their respective catchments for the protection of people, property and the environment.

The Boards operate from a central Office Building in Highbridge, Somerset and have 7 deployed field Staff operating plant and machinery.

Health & Safety Manager

The role of the Buildings Manager / Health & Safety Manager is to manage provision of building services and maintenance activities and manage all aspects of Health & Safety in the workplace ensuring compliance with statutory requirements.

Principal Duties:

Office Management

- Ensure Operational Effectiveness of the Office equipment/hardware, co-ordinating with relevant Staff where appropriate.
- Take responsibility for Employee notifications with regard to office maintenance/ hygiene/ best working practice.
- Identifying, overseeing and implementing general office repairs.
- Assisting the CEO with On-Boarding and Exits of Employees/Temporary Staff and Contractors with regards to Health & Safety.


Buildings Management

- To ensure the maintenance of a safe Office environment, including heating, lighting, cleaning & waste collection.
- To schedule and contract regular building testing, checks and other maintenance services and record accordingly, communicating with Employees affected as necessary.
- Feeding into, and monitoring of, building maintenance budgets.
- Drafting and updating emergency plans and evacuation procedures.
- Overseeing security, fire prevention, and other safety systems.
- Scheduling and overseeing on-site contractors and inspecting completed jobs.
- Inspecting the Office building frequently for signs of damage or wear and arranging for building improvements as necessary.
- Maintenance of accurate and up-to-date Building and Office Floor Plans.
- Act as a point of contact for Business Continuity Planning.
- Assisting with emergency response and evacuations.


Health & Safety

- Upkeep and communication of the Board`s Health & Safety Policy.
- Implement practical and effective methods of promoting Health & Safety and safe working practices in the workplace.
- Completion of weekly and adhoc safety checks as per the Health & Safety Policy.
- Coordinating First Aid and Fire Safety representatives.
- Conduct/organise relevant Health & Safety training for staff as required, including First Aid and Fire Safety.
- Co-ordinate and manage the supply and upkeep of all Fire Extinguishers and First Aid Boxes.
- Manage the process for all `Risk Assessments` as required by legislation and ensure they are reviewed at relevant intervals and records maintained
- To recommend & implement control measures and advise on the standard of P.P.E. issued to employees.
- To carry out investigations into all accidents and inform the CEO immediately of all incidents reportable under R.I.D.D.O.R.
- Conduct Health & Safety inspections and prepare reports and documents as required.
- Identify areas where training/certification is required to meet the standards imposed by Legislation, Approved Codes of Practice, or H.S.E. guidance and to arrange such training/certification once identified.
- Bring to the attention of the CEO any relevant new, or changes to, current H&S legislation.
- Establish contractor Health & Safety procedures.
- Immediately contact the Leadership Team if situations are found, that in the opinion of the buildings/H&S Manager, require immediate rectification or the stopping of any operation.
- Escalating to CEO any issues that impact employee`s safety and welfare & site safety.
- To establish and oversee a small Storeroom capability, implementing Registers/Records of Compliance as necessary to manage the issue and upkeep of all tools and PPE for the Workforce.


Secondary Duties:

- To provide written and verbal H&S Reports to the CEO as necessary in support of Consortiu

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