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Health and Safety manager

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    HR & Executive Support

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £45000.00 per annum + Benefits

  • Contact:

    Steven Hughes

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    SH H&SM_1629980820

  • Published:

    12 months ago

An exciting opportunity has become available working as a Health and Safety manager, for our client an International Insurance Company.

My client is looking for an experienced Health and Safety Manager to join their experienced Facilities team. They are a large company with 6000+ employees globally.

Key Responsibilities / Accountabilities

  • Responsible for the development, implementation and review of the Company's H&S Policy and Procedures and update according to legislation and business developments.
  • Establish new safety standards and policies as required by the business.
  • Responsible for monitoring and assessing active and developing hazardous and unsafe situations reporting to the Head of Facilities & Head of operations as necessary and recommending remedial and preventative actions.
  • Support CRES teams and attend works planning meetings when requested to identify any H&S issues providing resolutions and prevention measures, as necessary.
  • Support teams working offsite in non-Howden venues to ensure they continue to work safely and within the most current H&S guidelines
  • Establish a H&S working group
  • Enhance awareness and communication of key issues, updates, and educational aspects of H&S to the Business.
  • Regularly review each site according to risk using prepared templates to identify any hazards within the working environment and raise with the H&S working group to plan rectification of issues.
  • Review, approve and save all sub-contractor Risk Assessments and Method Statements to support CRES teams
  • Investigate accidents and near-miss reports, ensuring all necessary submissions in accordance with senior management and RIDDOR.
  • Enforce safety guidelines on site and exercise emergency authority to prevent or stop unsafe acts when immediate action is required.
  • Responsible for developing and managing the Company's Risk Assessment and audit schedule and for conducting risk assessments in liaison with Business key stakeholders and other H&S working group members if required.
  • In conjunction with key stakeholders, implement corrective actions and preventative measures because of risk assessment outcomes.
  • Provide periodical (as necessary) training and information for staff on H&S matters for example fire prevention/evacuation, Personal Protective Equipment, DSE etc.
  • Respond to pre-qualification questionnaires and tender submissions in the required time.
  • Support CRES team and develop processes to ensure Howden standards are implemented when on-boarding new businesses firstly as part of merger & acquisition projects and secondly when opening new offices.
  • Maintain existing relationships with the Business key stakeholders and respond to their requirements as appropriate.
  • Provide support where necessary on management of existing key CRES contracts.
  • Work as part of the team to respond appropriately to emergencies or urgent issues as they arise and dealing/reporting on the consequences.
  • Provide periodical reporting to Head of Facilities.
  • Ensure that the CRES teams are aware of and follow all the documented processes.

Skills and abilities needed to perform role

  • Excellent People Management and communication skills
  • Professional Customer Services approach
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Organised, proactive, and self-motivated
  • Excellent report processing; both planned and reactive
  • Proficient in range of Microsoft applications
  • Flexibility & multi-tasking
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to find creative solutions to ad hoc requests
  • Good relationship management and inter-personal skills both internally and externally
  • NEBOSH general certificate minimum qualified
  • Minimum 5 years of health & safety experience
  • Multi-site management and coordination
  • Working with external Contractors
  • Excellent knowledge of current H&S legislation not just for offices but all Howden related venues
  • Meet all competency requirements by undertaking training and following agreed principles, policies, processes, and procedures
  • Identify and refer any breaches, potential risks, or non-compliance to line management
  • Evidence that in all aspects of the of the business process priority is placed on treating customers fairly

This is a permanant position with a salary of £45,000 per annum

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