Health and Safety Manager

Location County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Job Type Permanent
Salary £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Published about 1 month ago
Start Date ASAP
Contact James Manley
Job Ref JM49_1500307518

Job Description

Health Safety & Environmental Manager

BASIC FUNCTION: Responsible for the design, implementation and continuous improvement of all health, safety and environmental activities, ensuring the Company retains accreditation to the relevant standards.


  • Develop, implement, monitor and communicate all health, safety and environmental (HSE) policies and procedures, ensuring these meet legal, organizational and customer requirements and conform to the relevant standards (OHSAS 18001, COSHH, ISO14001)
  • Maintain records for ISO14001, OHSAS 18001 and third party audits
  • Lead all HSE activities
  • Coordinate accident and incident investigations and reports, carry out trend/root cause analysis and ensure corrective actions are implemented
  • Conduct risk and COSHH assessments, occupational H&S monitoring and environmental impact assessments to ensure compliance with regulations and best practice
  • Co-ordinate Permit to Work and Contractor systems, ensuring all relevant documents are up to date
  • Develop targets, and monitor and report on HSE performance to management on a regular basis
  • Liaise closely with Ryobi Limited Japan on improvement plans, accident details and HSE performance
  • Responsible for Company preparations for internal and external HSE audits, and liaising with management to continuously improve the systems
  • Emergency preparedness and response: organize and carry out emergency evacuations, organize the provision of suitable fire protection equipment, First Aid and spill response supplies
  • Provide information, advice and support to drive a strong HSE culture across the site, develop and deliver HSE training/induction programs and carry out relevant knowledge tests
  • Prepare required reports on HSE activities for external bodies, the insurers and management
  • Comply with the Company HSE policies and requirements of the relevant Management Systems both in normal and emergency situations
  • Develop and implement continuous improvements in HSE procedures and practices
  • Participate with team working and information sharing
  • Keep abreast of HSE and Energy legislation and advise management of requirements
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Educated to degree standard or equivalent in a relevant discipline
  • NEBOSH General Certificate


  • 3 years' experience in an HSE management role
  • Knowledge and experience of dealing with HSE standards, including OHSAS 18001 and ISO14001
  • Good working knowledge of HSE legislation
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Experience within an engineering/ manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement tools/techniques
  • Involvement in the accreditation process for safety and environmental standards.

Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent communication, presentation and negotiation skills
  • Strong customer focus
  • Strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Analytical, problem solving and reporting skills
  • Effective organization and planning
  • Proactive, results focused, with ability to work on own initiative
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Computer Literate
  • Demonstrated commitment to continued professional development
  • Business acumen and commercial awareness.

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