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Health and Safety Officer (O912182)

Isle of Man


Salary DOE plus benefits package

Full time / Permanent

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Job description


Our Client are a leading Utilities business with a dedicated team delivering safe, reliable and economic multi-utility supplies and services (electricity, clean water, waste water collection and treatment, natural gas transmission and telecoms). Owing to a planned retirement within the team, they are now seeking an experienced Health & Safety Officer to join as they progress a major capital modernisation programme.

Reporting to the Head of Health and Safety the Health and Safety Officer will:

  • Act as Health and Safety Policy champion
  • Promote a positive health & safety culture and continually look for opportunities to improve
  • Work collaboratively alongside other Policy area champions towards the development and implementation of a Safety Management System suitable for the needs of a multi utility and diverse workforce
  • Work to achieve Health and Safety Policy objectives
  • Ensure that safety related documentation, procedures and guidance are maintained up to date and in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements and standards
  • Promote, champion and work towards the implementation of a behavioural safety culture across all of the organisation
  • Work towards the implementation of a common safe systems of work across all of the organisation
  • Carry out Health and Safety audits
  • As champion attend and participate in health and safety committees/council meetings
  • Working collaboratively with the Head of Health and safety, review of complex RAMS documentation and advise as required
  • Assist with high-level managerial H&S inspections/tours
  • Working collaboratively, undertake and complete a review of fire risk assessments for critical and complex assets
  • Act as a point of contact with regard health and safety issues
  • Achieve set objectives effectively within specified timescales
  • Working collaboratively with the Heads of business functions (water, wastewater, generation, power systems etc.), vetting of contractors and suppliers to ensure services proposed/provided are inkeeping with required standards and expectations
  • Monitoring of contractor performance
  • Working collaboratively with the Head of Health and Safety, implement site fire / emergency tests / exercises and procedural updates
  • Undertake site audits to ensure that systems and procedures are being maintained
  • Inspect/review site security arrangements
  • Working collaboratively with the Head of Health and safety, establish Health and Safety inspection regimes and written procedures
  • Working collaboratively with the Head of Health and safety, develop and maintain good working relationships with relevant government bodies i.e. HSWI, Emergency Services and other key stakeholders
  • 'Walk the Talk', promoting good Health and Safety behaviour throughout the organisation
  • Monitoring accident/incident investigation procedures, follow-up actions and hazard identification methods
  • Working collaboratively with the Head of Health and safety, development and delivery of Health and Safety training material, presentations and toolbox talks to staff, contractors & third parties

The ideal candidate for the role of Health and Safety Officer have:

  • At least 2 years' experience in a Health and Safety role
  • Demonstrable interest in engineering
  • Basic Utilities experience
  • 5 GCSE's at grade C or above to include mathematics, English and physics/science
  • Diploma in Health and Safety Management
  • Full, clean driving licence
  • Basic construction and change management experience
  • Experience of working collaboratively in a team, environment
  • Experienced in carrying out audits, covering a wide range of health and safety issues
  • Experience of risk assessments and implementation of practicable risk control measures
  • Experienced in the development and review of procedures /guidance material
  • Fire safety expertise, including completion of fire risk assessments
  • Understanding of health and safety management standards18001, 45001 & UK HSE's HSG 65
  • Familiar with accident, incident and near miss and root cause analysis / investigation
  • Direct experience of dealing with the HSWI
  • Awareness of, and compliance with, relevant health & safety legislation, best practice and & UK industry standards
  • Knowledge of relevant IOM and UK Health and safety legislation as applicable to the organisation's activities
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Computer literate particularly with the use of Microsoft Office Suite applications
  • Numerate and methodical
  • Ability to work collaboratively to solve challenging/complex health and safety related issues
  • Capable of engaging, communicating and influencing across all levels of an organisation
  • A strong and enthusiastic commitment to the promotion and implementation of a behavioural Health and Safety culture
  • Strong team player philosophy
  • Able to demonstrate an attitude and behavioural traits that align with organisational policies and values
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate well in a demanding environment
  • Positive can do attitude with a commitment to continuous improvement
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • A proactive flexible, collaborative and knowledge sharing approach to work within a team environment
  • Outstanding attention to detail and a 'right first time'perspective
  • A willingness to explore and embrace development opportunities

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