Group Health and Safety Manager

Group Health and Safety Manager

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Health and Safety/Training

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £44k plus car and benefits

  • Contact:

    Michelle Brightly

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:


Role: Group Health and Safety Manager
Salary: £44k plus Company car and other benefits package to incude 25 days holiday etc
Job Status: Permanent / Full Time 
Location: National - ideally based near Swindon, Wiltshire
Vacancy Reference: VR/0481 (Please quote this vacancy reference number when making an application)
Role Description:
Our Client is a major player in today’s marketplace, offering a wide variety of service provision, with national capability. The original company was founded in 1987 to provide high quality cleaning and support services to all sectors of the marketplace - commercial, retail, leisure, governmental and educational and they now service 500+ sites with over 3,600 employees.
They are now recruiting for the position of Group Health & Safety Manager and it is preferable for someone to have experience of the FM market. 
As Group Health and Safety Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring the H&S legal compliance is maintained. To include all operational activities implementing best practice procedures for all levels of employees.
Responsibilities will include, but not limited to:
  • Working closely with the HR Director, Operations Director and Senior Management team across the group to develop and deliver the strategic business objectives to drive success through, leadership & Health & Safety strategies.
  • Act as the lead “Competent Person” for the company in all Health & Safety matters.
  • Provide specific, competent HS advice to the organisation 
  • Maintain the organisation’s  accreditation to; ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 & OHSAS 18001 
  • Ensure the smooth transition from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001 
  • Maintain all Safety Scheme in Procurement registrations
  • Ensure all accidents are reported, investigated thoroughly and lessons learned are cascaded across the organisation as remedial actions to avoid reoccurrence.
  • Report all RIDDOR events to the authorities within the statutory time frame.
  • Deal with all insurance claims including EL, PL and property and liaise with company insurers. 
  • Manage the organisation’s pro-active approach to HS by;
  • Managing, recording and following up the in house Near Miss reporting scheme.
  • Managing the output of and assisting in the completion of internal assurance audits across sites
  • Managing the Fleet Risk Management system 
  • Produce and cascade regular Tool Box Talk type training to Managers 
  • Carry out reviews and updates of all site specific risk assessments and COSHH assessments
  • Liaise with operational managers to ensure that site specific controls are adhered to
  • Produce and update in house documentation / operational HS manuals
  • Attend pre-contract meetings and estimate H & S risks for tenders/quotations.
  • Monitor the competence of all sub-contractors and employees on site.
  • Carry out Health & Safety inductions to employees and sub-contractors.
  • Manage the safety and compliance of company premises, e.g. DSE, Fire Safety and management of first aid arrangements