Health & Safety Officer

Posted 15 March 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
DisciplineEnvironmental, Health & Safety Jobs
Contact NameConal Sheppard

Job description

Vickerstock are now seeking an Health and Safety Officer on behalf of an established waste management company.

About the company:

A growing Waste management company are seeking to hire an experienced Health and Safety Officer.

The successful candidate will be a motivated, organised individual who possesses strong, technical, knowledge in Health & Safety.

The successful candidate will join a very well-established team as well as developing a clear path for career progression.

Purpose of the Job

The Health and Safety Officer will provide support to the Group Health and Safety Manager, and wider EHS team, to assist with developing and implementing effective Health and Safety plans and procedures across the company, keeping it fully compliant with legislative requirements. They will promote a zero-harm culture through a proactive approach to necessary Health and Safety obligations to ensure adherence to statutory and operational obligations, whilst ensuring the highest possible level of safety for our employees.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Manage and ensure continuous compliance with ISO standards and for all internal business processes, policies, procedures, and systems included in the company's Integrated Management System (IMS)
  • Ensure the business is legally compliant with all Health and Safety legislation and are effectively managing all Health and Safety risks and hazards
  • Conduct incident/accident investigations and complete root cause analysis to prevent any reoccurrence
  • Conduct regular and comprehensive site inspections ensuring policies and procedures are being correctly implemented
  • Carry out risk assessments to ensure all risks are identified and ensure suitable and effective control measures are in place
  • Support the improvement of comprehensive Health and Safety programmes, policies, and guidelines for the company and ensure continuous compliance, in line with set KPIs
  • Plan, develop and deliver training across the company to ensure legal compliance
  • Promote a positive Health and Safety culture by providing support and guidance to all levels of the company, via committee meetings, staff briefings etc
  • Support company Health and Safety initiatives and demonstrate company values
  • Participate in personal development activities and role specific training/qualifications, as required
  • Be flexible in undertaking the duties and responsibilities attached to your role and carry out any other reasonable tasks as required by the company

Essential criteria

To be considered for this role, you must display the following:

  • At least two years' experience in a health and safety role, to include demonstrable practical experience in risk assessments, workplace safety inspections and incident management
  • NEBOSH Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, (or equivalent), or working towards
  • Good knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and approved codes of practice
  • Knowledge and experience of IMS standards, ISO 9001:2015, ISO and ISO
  • Strong communication, teamworking and organisational skills, with the ability to work with various teams within the company
  • Excellent IT skills and experience in associated software packages
  • Must have a valid UK Driving Licence (six points maximum) and access to own transport, as this role will involve travel around all the depots throughout the RiverRidge group, and relevant third-party sites

Desirable criteria

  • Formal Risk Assessment training
  • Train the Trainer qualified

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Paid Holidays
  • Eligible for company sick pay and DIS benefit after one years' continuous service
  • Private healthcare scheme
  • 28 days annual leave
  • Company pension scheme
  • Free parking
  • Enrolment on training schemes, and personal development