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Health and Safety (HSEQ) Manager

Location County Down, Northern Ireland
Sector
Job Type Permanent
Salary £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Published 3 months ago
Start Date ASAP
Contact James Manley
Job Ref JM52_1501585132

Job Description

Health and Safety (HSEQ) Manager

Main Purpose:

To provide professional management of the Health & Safety & Environmental functions ensuring full legislative compliance through practical implementation, and improved standards on project sites.

Key Tasks:

 Ensure compliance with all current legislation in relation to HSE in the workplace, and to provide updates on legislation and regulations, and their implementation, as appropriate.

 Develop and implement Quality management strategy and plans, including resource, systems, timescales, financials to support, contribute to and integrate within the Company's business plan and long terms strategy.

 Coordinate the development and implementation of good practice procedures and policies to be used with the above HSE and Quality management systems within the company. Coordinate the work of staff who may report, either temporarily or permanently, directly to the job holder.

 Advise on the implementation strategy for these systems within the company and assist in preparation of the relevant documentation and administration to effectively operate these systems.

 To assume the role of internal auditor, ensuring that Company HSE and Quality staff are carrying procedures in compliance with the relevant management systems - reporting any issues in a timely and appropriate fashion.

 To coordinate with each company with the preparation of information in relation to health and safety for external purposes.

 Chair company HSE and Quality meetings, and assist in developing action plans and programmes for dealing with issues identified. Ensure that minutes are taken at these meetings and actions are circulated to all members and appropriate personnel.

 Record and investigate all accidents and dangerous occurrences, maintaining proper records and complying with and reporting to relevant bodies (RIDDOR). Infringements of health and safety legislation and regulations established from such records are to be rectified through the relevant line manager and progress reported to the Company Director.

 To undertake any other reasonable duties as necessitated by your function.

Key Relationships:

 To maintain an open relationship with the senior management team allowing for the reporting of HSE and Quality management information in an efficient manner. This will include monthly reporting to the HSEQ Director and the provision of a comprehensive board report.

 Attend monthly company HSE and Quality committee meetings and advise on suitable action plans building effective working relationships with all concerned.

 Maintain internal relationships with other internal departments as appropriate for the effective operation of the health and safety function - human resources, insurance, quality etc.

 Build effective relationships with appropriate external bodies appropriate for the management of HSE and Quality.

 To represent the company at external meetings, including with clients, promoting the HSE and Quality functions to give added business success.

 Work with the Human Resources Manager to ensure compliance with legislative requirements where there is overlap between the two departments, and on employee related matters such as training, discipline and health & welfare.

Key Skills:

 Qualification in a relevant subject related to industrial health and safety management - preferably the NEBOSH Diploma in Health and Safety Management.

 At least 5 years experience in similar compliance based role - 2 of which must be at management level.

 Demonstrate the investigation, planning and implementation of compliance systems, to include ISO 9000, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001.

 The ability to develop systems which meet the standards expected by external accreditation bodies, but which reflect the nature of the Company, and the practical implementation within the workplace.

Key Attributes:

 Adaptability - Maintain effectiveness in a variety of roles and job tasks.

 Compliance - Adhere to company policy and procedures. Seeks pproval from correct authority for changes.

 Independence - Takes actions based on own convictions rather than a desire to please others. Is willing to question the current practices.

 Management Control - Appreciation of the need for controls and maintenance of control over processes, people and activities. Ensures control of this.

 Organising and Planning - Prioritise workload and work independently.

 Interpersonal Skills - Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues at all levels and with external bodies.

 Initiative - Actively influence the events rather than passively accepting actions.

 Persuasiveness - Make clear presentation of the ideas and facts and convince others of this point of view. Also to gain agreement or acceptance of the plans.

 Work Standards - Set high work standards for one's self and others within the administration function. This will include a drive and passion for improving standards across the company.

 Resilience - Maintain effectiveness in situations of disappointment or rejection.

For more information or to apply to this role please contact James Manley at Grafton Engineering Recruitment on 02890 323333 or 07977 500956.

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