Health, Safety & Environment Officer

Service Area:
Business Services
Location:
Manchester
Salary Details:
Competitive
About The Role

The role and its responsibilities:

As a Health, Safety and Environment Officer you will establish, implement and monitor standards, processes, communications, training and systems to ensure all responsibilities associated with Health, Safety and the environment are adhered throughout our portfolio. You will lead by example in promoting a positive Health and Safety behavioural culture, whilst assisting to develop fit for purpose safety systems that support an efficient and safe working environment.

  • To support the Facilities Manager in ensuring the efficient running of the business, with specific responsibility for the Health, Safety and Environmental processes and procedures within the Firm.
  • To be the point of contact for Health and Safety for the Partnership / Senior Management and the Firm as a whole. 
  • Support the development and improvement of existing health and safety systems, training records, policies and procedures, ensuring they are suitably maintained for internal and external audits
  • Providing training and support to all offices in order to ensure the implementation of requirements in relation to our health and safety management system, including travelling to regional offices when required.

Responsibilities:

  • To write, co-ordinate, and implement Health and Safety processes and procedures at all offices, ensuring the Firm’s policies and procedures are kept up to date with current legislation.
  •  To liaise with the Facilities team to ensure a cohesive approach to Health and Safety across the business
  • Review/Conduct risk assessments and carry out site inspections to identify issues or non-conformities.
  • Escalate any serious concerns, risks to the business, relating to health and safety to the Facilities Manager and the Head of Legal Support and Facilities.
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of key Health and Safety legislation and its application in practical terms.
  • Produce statistics for internal reporting purposes or for external audits/tender documentation.
  • Manage and maintain records including accident and near misses.Produce the necessary reports and analyse any emerging trends.Assist with investigations and RIDDOR reporting where required.
  • Lead on tenders within the remit of Health and Safety and assist where necessary in any wider Facilities team tenders.
  • Keep up to date with Health and Safety legislation and ensuring the Firm’s policies and procedures exhibit the same, to include risk assessments, advising the business on legislative changes and implementing the same, and maintaining accreditations.
  • Ensuring adherence to the Health and Safety policies throughout the Firm’s offices.
  • Arrange necessary training for H&S Reps, Fire Wardens, First Aiders and Mental Health First Aiders.
  • Support the development and improvement of existing health and safety systems, training records and policies and procedures, ensuring they are suitably maintained for internal and external audits.
  • Work pro-actively with managers and teams to promote a culture of safe and practical working, offering advice on various safety-related and environmental topics, whilst challenging any unsafe acts or processes that seem dangerous or unhealthy.
  • Conduct quarterly site inspections/audits across our offices.
  • Ensure first aid and fire equipment is maintained and replenished where required.
  • Work collaboratively with our HR Team to ensure the health & wellbeing of our colleagues.
  • Support the Facilities Manager with projects and planning to support the business.
  • Comply with Horwich Farrelly’s practices and procedures as set out in our Office Manual.
Personal Specification
 Desired Skills/Experience:
  • NEBOSH General Certificate or equivalent - Essential
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal - Essential
  • People orientated - Essential
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Word and Excel  - Essential
  • Associate membership of IOSH - Desirable