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Health and Safety Officer

Job Title: Health and Safety Officer

Location: Wigan
Salary: £30,000

Purpose of Role:

D7 Recruitment is excited to announce a partnership with a premier provider of specialized engineering solutions in the UK and Ireland. We are currently on the lookout for a dedicated Health and Safety Officer to bolster their safety team. This role presents an excellent opportunity for individuals with a background in health and relevant experience, who are eager to embark on their first safety-focused position. As a key player in the safety team, you will report directly into the Head of Health and Safety to guarantee that all legal, procedural, and operational health and safety requirements are met across warehousing and machining workshops. Your key role will be crucial in keeping the workplace safe and making sure everyone follows health and safety rules closely.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct workplace inspections on construction sites using detailed checklists.
  • Gather observation reports and communicate findings with the Group Health & Safety team.
  • Conduct tests on fire alarms, emergency lighting, and manual call points.
  • Perform visual checks of fire extinguishers and fire doors.
  • Verify the presence and validity of PAT certifications for electrical items.
  • Participate in Monthly Connect meetings, providing valuable input.
  • Assist in writing and completing technical risk assessments and method statements.
  • Deliver toolbox talks to site operatives, ensuring safety awareness.
  • Supervise the completion of equipment and vehicle checklists by competent personnel.
  • Action recommendations in reports for statutory compliance (e.g., LOLER, COSHH).
  • Maintain first aid boxes and report accidents or serious incidents to the relevant teams.
  • Investigate minor accidents and assist in managing contractor selection and on-site management.
  • Lead monthly site Health & Safety meetings, setting the agenda.
  • Induct site visitors and contractors, ensuring awareness of known hazards and PPE requirements.
  • Manage Legionella risks and identify training or mental health support needs among site employees.
  • Ensure all Health & Safety checks, testing, and compliance to audit programs.
  • Promote group Health & Safety policy adherence and drive continuous improvement in H&S performance.

General Responsibilities:

  • Engage in continuous professional development and networking to stay current and innovative.
  • Maintain a positive, solution-oriented approach to work, offering constructive feedback.
  • Present a professional image of the Group, building positive relationships internally and externally.
  • Ensure confidentiality and undertake duties as required, consistent with the role's responsibility.
  • Relationships & Special Requirements:
  • Internal Customers: Direct management, senior management, other group teams.
  • Direct Reports: Monthly reports to Group Health & Safety Coordinator.
  • Special Requirements: Flexibility to visit different construction sites as needed.
  • Competencies:
  • Responsibility: Demonstrates drive and resilience in delivering results.
  • Problem Solving: Highly organised with an excellent focus on internal customers.
  • Collaboration: Builds relationships and works with others to achieve results.
  • People Focus: Excels in communication and stakeholder management.

Person Specification:

Essential:

  • Experience in a Health & Safety.
  • IOSH Managing Safely certificate.
  • Highly organised with excellent communication skills.
  • Self-starter and team player.

Desirable:

  • 2 years of experience in a Health & Safety role.
  • Experience in an engineering or construction environment.
  • NEBOSH certificate.

Qualifications & Professional Development:

Opportunities for professional development and training will be provided to achieve or maintain relevant H&S qualifications.