​Health & Safety Manager - Construction

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North West - Greater Manchester Permanent September 1st 2021 £60,000 - £65,000 + package BTC/FP/2021/0109HSM Jessica Joyce

Health & Safety Manager - Construction


£60,000 - £65,000 + Package

*Construction Experience Essential*

Our client, a successful and reputable Main Contractor, are looking to recruit a Health & Safety Manager to join their team based in Manchester. Working on General Construction projects, the successful Health & Safety Manager will be required to fulfil the following role:

To be the Company expert on all matters of health, safety, environmental and quality matters.To provide advice and guidance to the business and ensure all policies and procedures are up to date and fit for purpose.

To ensure that a high standard of health, safety and environmental performance is maintained throughout the Company.To co-ordinate the quality assurance process in conjunction with the Operations Director.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

Advise and guide on all health, safety, environmental and quality matters, keeping the business up to date with health and safety arrangements, policy, best practice and issues as they arise

Conduct regular site inspections and audits to assess the safety standards are maintained and a consistent approach is adopted across the Company

  • Ensure that statutory requirements are being upheld throughout the organisation e.g. COSHH, RIDDOR, Display Screen Equipment, Risk Assessments etc.
  • Maintain up to date, accurate and appropriate health, safety and environmental records and documentation

Act as the major link in the event of accidents or incidents, conducting all on-the-spot investigations and advising on recommendations arising from them

  • Maintain accident statistics, analyse trends and propose and take remedial action where necessary

Be the catalyst for activity and commitment to environmental management

Provide an effective communication system on health, safety and environmental matters in the form of Company Bulletins, Safety Alerts, Emails and memos

Provide health, safety and environmental documentation at pre-tender stage

Maintain an up to date professional knowledge of legislative changes, reviewing all relevant policies, procedures and standard documentation.Communicating these to the wider business.

Advise on and facilitate health, safety and environmental training in line with business strategy

Apply for and maintain appropriate health, safety and environmental awards to enhance the Company’s commercial prospects

Maintain close liaison with the HSE and other external bodies

Network within the industry to maintain knowledge and apply best practice

Key Skills and Knowledge:

Comprehensive knowledge of health, safety, environmental and quality legislation and best practice

Effective communication skills, both written and verbal

Good IT skills

Ability to prioritise own workload and work independently

Strong technical knowledge of construction and other building processes, equipment and plant

Commercially focussed

Numeracy skills

Good attention to detail

Networking skills

Methodical and organised