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Health and Safety Officer

Role: Health and Safety Officer

Location: Luton

Salary: £28,000 - £30,000

D7 recruitment are excited to be in partnership with one of Europe's leading fruit suppliers, who lead services in fruit import, ripening and fruit distribution, supplying leading supermarket retailers with the best fruit on offer. They are a self-confessed family business and are dedicated to their customers, growers, employees and to the environment.

Our client is looking for an individual with an outstanding attitude to development, sociable and outgoing character, able to complete work office-based and on-site and plans to progress themselves in a Health and Safety career.

Job Purpose:

To ensure that the site maintains the highest levels of compliance with Health & Safety standards.

Main Responsibilities:

The role-holder will be required to be responsible for and undertake the following tasks:

· New starter inductions.

· Maintain the training matrix.

· Implement and maintain a programme for induction refresher training.

· Develop a site health and safety observations audit.

· Conduct and report findings of the daily health and safety observations audit.

· Use health and safety risk assessments to develop Safe Systems of Work (SSoW) with department stakeholders.

· Maintain the Safe System of Work document library.

· Periodic review of Safe Systems of Work training material.

· Gap analysis and creation of new Safe Systems of Work.

· Investigate and report site accidents.

· Investigate and report site near misses.

· Maintain the work equipment service schedule on the Vulcan portal for PUWER.

· Maintain contractor relationships and service schedules for health and safety regulatory compliance.

· Conduct weekly fire alarm tests and weekly fire-fighting equipment checks.

· Coordinate twice yearly site evacuation tests.

· Conduct monthly first aid station checks.

· Order first aid supplies.

· Conduct monthly racking inspections.

· Work efficiently and effectively, ensuring that you contribute to the daily Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) of the department and the needs of the business.

· Update the weekly health and safety KPI.

This list is not exhaustive, and the job holder may be required to undertake other duties.

Key contacts / relationships

  • Group Health and Safety Manager
  • Shift Managers and Supervisors
  • Management and colleagues across site

Job context / environment

  • Operations / office based.
  • Core working hours, Mon – Fri 08:00 – 17:00.
  • Flexibility is expected to cover shift-based requirements.
  • Working to strict deadlines in a time-critical environment.
  • Working in a chilled/ambient environment for extended periods of time.

Measures of performance

  • Achievement of team and business KPI’s
  • Team contribution
  • Timekeeping & attendance
  • Accuracy of Work
  • Health & Safety compliance

Qualifications / training (can be provided for the successful candidate.)

  • IOSH Managing Safely.
  • Racking inspections.