H&S Officer.

Location Wigan

Contract Contract

Ref 71

We are currently recruiting for a Health and Safety Officer for our client to cover maternity leave. It is a hybrid working role, with one day per week working from home and the rest of the week split evenly between the clients offices based in Wigan and Congleton.

Job Requirements

  • Carry out all employee obligations in compliance with H&S at work act 1974 and all other subsequent legislation relating to H&S and full compliant with company policies and internal procedures
  • Conduct H&S Risk Assessments, compile safety systems of work and train staff accordingly
  • Outline safe operations through SSOW, which identify and take into account all hazards
  • Carry out regular site inspections to ensure policies and procedures are being complied with
  • Ensure working practices are safe and comply with legislation
  • Keep records of inspection findings and product reports that suggest improvements
  • Record incidents and accident and produce statistics for site management
  • Keep up to date with new legislation and maintain working knowledge of HSE legislation and any developments that affect the food industry
  • Produce monthly management reports for operations manager
  • Ensure new equipment is reviewing prior to purchase, commission and installed safety
  • Mange and organise the safe disposal of Hazard substances
  • Advise and support on a range of specialist areas such as fire regulations, hazard substances, noise, safeguarding machinery and occupational diseases
  • Responsible for ensuring visitors , contractors, suppliers are safety whilst on site and comply with procedures and procedure permit to works.
  • Monitor use of chemical to ensure correct PPE clothing is worn
  • Responsible for training to departmental staff in all operations, monitoring and reviewing to ensure they are fully competent in all aspects of the operation.
  • Ensure any H&S claims received are dealt with appropriately

Essential skills / experience 

  • IOSH Certifications 
  • NEBOSH would be beneficial
  • 2 years as a health and safety officer

This is a fixed term contract and will last until mid June 2023.

Hours – Monday – Thursday 08:00 – 16:30 and Friday 07:30 – 15:00

Salary – up to £30,000