Regional Health And Safety ManagerVacancy posted: Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Closing date: 16 November 2016
Lifeways Group: Regional Health and Safety Manager
Closing date: 16th November 2016
Lifeways is one of the UK’s leading providers of support services for people with diverse and often complex needs; we deliver services across England, Scotland and Wales. This role is specifically for Scotland however there may be times when you will be expected to support colleagues in England and Wales.
We are looking for a Health and Safety Manager who will support operational colleagues and existing Lifeways services with our excellent health and safety record. We have an innovative and creative approach to our work; the successful post holder will form part of a strong and experienced health and safety team and report to the Head of Health and Safety.
We will continue to create innovative and creative service provision through an ambitious growth plan that will be delivered organically and by acquisition and in order to ensure that we maintain the highest levels of health and safety we are recruiting a Health and Safety Manager to assist in driving and influencing our health and safety systems and processes. We want the successful person to support the acquisitions team as well as our managers in the application of all aspects of health, safety and fire risk management and to embed and promote a culture of excellence and continuous improvement.
As a member of IOSH (Tech SP) you will hold a minimum of the NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety and ideally have experience of conducting fire risk assessments, working in a fast paced environment and experience of working in a health and safety role within the social care sector is also desirable. There will be the need to develop and deliver training as and when required.
Please be aware that this role will involve travel and overnight stays.
Main duties and responsibilities:
1. To lead on implementation and compliance of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and relevant regulations.
2. Interrogate and analyse incident data to identify practical solutions to improve Lifeways safety performance.
3. To play an active role in due diligence of new acquisitions and baseline audits which may include a large amount of travel.
3. To conduct thorough accident and incident investigations that lead to the identification of the root causes and recommend remedial action that will prevent or reduce the likelihood of recurrence and/or severity of harm.
4. Ensure that the appropriate external agencies are informed of incidents within the required time frames, for example the HSE (RIDDOR reporting in accordance with legislative requirements, Lifeways Policy and Procedures).
5. Undertake and assist Managers completing health and safety risk assessments that culminate in robust risk reduction plans. The plans will be implemented in a timely manner and monitored to ensure effectiveness and compliance.
6. To develop and regularly undertake health and safety compliance audits to bring health and safety matters to the attention of the respective Managers.
7. Provide expert health and safety advice to managers in a manner that promotes ownership at the local level and facilities problem solving.
8. Produce accurate reports and minutes as requested for meetings and external agencies.
9. Produce policies, procedures and communications, as directed by the Head of Health and Safety, that assist Lifeways management and staff to comply with Health and Safety legislation and best practice.
10. Engage stakeholders (Lifeways staff, contractors and other personnel as necessary) in risk management activities, promoting local ownership of risk and thus helping to embed a positive risk management culture. Undertake any other duty relevant to the provision of a comprehensive risk management service as directed by the Head of Health and Safety.
12. Prepare, plan and deliver statutory and mandatory risk management training materials to all levels of Lifeways staff to ensure Lifeways meets its statutory obligation to provide information, instruction, training, and where appropriate, supervision to staff, to ensure they can work safely.
13. Ensure accurate attendance records are maintained for all courses delivered. Monitor and review the effectiveness of health and safety training courses.
14. To continually update knowledge of health and safety legislation and approved codes of practice and any best practice procedures as promulgated by industry and changes in statutory instruments.
15. To complete fire risk assessments across the organisation and provide clear and concise action plans. Assist Manager with ensuring the completion of the action plan.
16. To assist with the management of health and safety on new builds and refurbishments of new Lifeways services.
17. Develop and communicate health and safety bulletins when requested.
18. The job description is not intended to be exhaustive and it is likely that duties may be altered from time to time in the light of changing circumstances and after consultation with the post holder.
19. The post holder will be required to work across Lifeways at any time throughout the duration of his/her contract, which will entail travel and overnight stays.
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