Health & Safety Officer

Health & Safety Officer

  • Location

    Birmingham, West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Built Environment

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £32000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lindsey Richardson

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:


Health & Safety Officer



Are you passionate about Health & Safety looking for an opportunity to take on more responsibility, take the lead and continue your personal development?

My client are looking for and Health & Safety officer to be part of the management team based in Birmingham. You will have responsibility on site with support and of the H&S Controller who over looks multiple sites.

For this i am looking for someone to be a key member of the Site Management with a hands on approach to ensure all aspects of Health & Safety on sites are adhered to.

You will need to prioritise and organise an often varying and changing workload with differing levels of pressure whilst always maintaining a positive can-do attitude.

You need to be able to travel occasionally within the UK to our other sites and customer offices.


Accidents, Incidents & Near Misses:

  • Investigate wherever there is a serious risk of an accident or incident occurring and ensure the Health & Safety Controller is made aware of the issue.
  • Investigate all accidents, incidents and near misses.
  • Maintain statistics regarding accidents, incidents and near misses to recognise any trends.
  • Complete all report paperwork and ensure reports are reviewed by appropriate department heads before filing.

Auditing and Inspections:

  • Conduct inspections, surveys, safety tours or audits as agreed with the Health & Safety Controller. Ensure the results of such monitoring are publicised in an appropriate manner.
  • Ensure all areas and departments are inspected and cross inspected by respective Safety Representatives.
  • Results of all site safety inspections should be collated, and statistics kept to recognise any trends; items of concern should be reported to the department head and Health & Safety Controller.
  • Conduct appropriate inspections including Fire Extinguisher checks, Fire Door Surveys, PPE reviews, Fire Alarm tests, Fire drills when required to comply with minimum legal requirements


  • Ensure Health and Safety Management meetings are held and Health & Safety Committee meetings are held with management support from the Health & Safety Controller.
  • Ensure appropriate minutes are documented; kept on file; and are publicised in an appropriate manner.
  • Follow up Safety Items which result from the meetings with the appropriate department head and Health & Safety Controller.

COSHH: Manage all aspects of group COSHH requirements from register(s) to data sheets and Risk Assessments.

Safety Training:

  • Ensure that the Health and Safety training plan is up to date and existing employees are appropriately trained as per the training matrix.
  • Ensure new employees have either current appropriate certification or are trained accordingly to ensure compliance with training matrix needs.
  • Ensure new employees receive the appropriate Health & Safety Induction.


Ensure monthly reporting is completed and sent to the Health & Safety Controller to ensure wider reporting within Eclor/Agrial.


  • GCSE's including Maths and English.
  • Relevant equivalent (Minimum NVQ 2)
  • Degree or equivalent industry experience
  • IOSH or ideally NEBOSH


  • Experience of working within Food Manufacturing Health & Safety Team or Compliance or Quality Team.
  • Desired experience of SAP systems


  • Salary £32,000
  • Use of pool car for travel across sites
  • Fuel expenses for travel between sites

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