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Health & Safety Officer

Full Time | Permanent Telford 2 hours ago

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Job Title: Health & Safety Officer. Reports To: Group H&S Manager.

Department: Health and Safety. Location: Telford

Direct Reports: None. Position Type: Full time.


– To ensure that the requirements and aspirations of the Health & Safety Policy are implemented and that site Health & Safety systems are effectively communicated, implemented, promoted and enforced.



– Lead site risk assessment teams, ensuring that any actions are identified, allocated, competently carried out and reviewed.

– Participate in the compilation of site Standard Operating Procedures.

– Compile and issue all periodic Health & Safety communications in a timely manner.

– Attend meetings and communicate essential day to day Health & Safety matters.

– Conduct Health & Safety audits, communicating findings and leading the closure of corrective actions.

– Participate in the management of return to work systems and restricted duty programs.

– Maintain a database of essential Health & Safety Key Performance Indicators.

– Ensure sufficient coverage for first aid and emergency situations across all shifts.

– Record and communicate any Health & Safety related incidents or accidents including the overseeing of corrective actions.

– Record and communicate all near misses including the overseeing of corrective actions.

– Assess potential new recruits as to their suitability for Health & Safety disciplines.

– Create and maintain a training database for all operational and Health & Safety tasks, ensuring that all training documentation is in place and that suitable training is recorded for each role.

– Ensure that periodic Health & Safety refresher training is carried out and recorded.

– Deliver the site Health & Safety induction to all new employees ensuring that the content of the induction is clearly communicated, understood and recorded.

– To carry out and record specific specialist Health and Safety training.

– Carry out weekly and periodic testing of site emergency systems and procedures.

– Lead the Health & Safety Committee, ensuring that all areas of the business are represented, with actions raised, responsibility assigned, formal closure of any concern and that it is effectively communicated.

– Support all aspects of the business with competent guidance and information.

– Escalate any concerns in relation to Health and Safety to the Group Health & Safety Manager immediately.

– Keep up to date with new legislation and maintain a working knowledge of its application within the workplace environment.

– Liaise as appropriate with the HSE, third parties and customers as needed.

– Support the control of certain third party contractors.

– Issue and maintain essential permit To Work systems for confined space, working at height and hot work.

– You may be asked to undertake ad hoc duties as required.


– Required – Excellent working knowledge of relevant legislation and industry standards for food production.

– Required – A minimum level 3 recognised academic or vocational qualification in a Health & Safety discipline.

– Desirable – Experience within a FMCG operation.

– Desirable – Experience of carrying out risk assessments and audits and participating in the rollout of corrective actions.



– Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

– Open approach, engaging staff with a significant presence on the factory floor.

– Effective problem solving and analysis.

– Ability to work as part of wider team to make effective changes in the business.

– Ability to work under pressure and plan time effectively.

– Resilience and tenacity.

– Ability to champion health & safety.

– Flexible regarding working times considering the 24 hour nature of the operation.

– Ability to recognise gaps in health and safety coverage.




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