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OHSE Manager
Salary: Negotiable
Job Type: Permanent
Start Date:
Job Reference: BBBH15382
Added: 15 May 2019
Job Description
We are seeking a OSHE Manager for a global manufacturing business in North Bristol; reporting to the Site Manager.

Salary - competitive, coupled with excellent benefits, working environment and free onsite parking.

Job purpose

The OHSE Manager will provide overall management of all matters relating to OHSE for the Bristol site. You will be responsible for deploying strategic initiatives and support development of initiatives together with plant management. You will be responsible for fulfilment of legal requirements and policies in line with regulations and corporate guidelines.

*Key holder of site OHSE policy and action plans
*Assist management to comply with both company OHSE Objectives, and all relevant Health, Safety & Environmental legislation.
*Keep abreast of all H&S legislation and best practice. Advise site management accordingly
*Attend all site safety committee meetings and regional OHSE team meetings, preparing reports as appropriate.
*Ensure all Health, Safety & Environmental reporting is completed
*Investigate Health, Safety and Environmental incidents fully, to the required standard.
*Support good communications in the organisation across the engineering and production teams.

Principal accountabilities

OHSE representation

*Chair Safety Committee & Safety Steerco meetings
*Attend other company Health and Safety meetings, seminars and undertake visits to site suppliers and customers as appropriate

Drive Continuous Improvement in OHSE practices & culture

*Agree improvement priorities & injury prevention plans with the senior management team
*Implement any other aims and objectives relating to Health and Safety at Work specified by the Management Team; (deliver on time is essential)
*Implement and manage allocated projects, reporting progress to the appropriate Managers on regular basis.
*OHSE projects to be formally signed off as completed and handed over in a safe condition to respective production staff with all relevant risk assessments and training and communications complete.
*Analyse all LTI's RC and NM to prioritise and put in place effective corrective actions.


*Keep abreast of all relevant OHSE legislation & ensure it is complied with.
*Maintain OHSE procedures and lead audits to OHSAS, ISO 14001
*Assist site to ensure the Company's obligations in respect of assessment, control and monitoring of hazardous substances are met.
*Assist site to ensure the Company's obligations in respect of risk assessments, control and monitoring of the workplace, work equipment, manual handling equipment operations, personal protective equipment and display screen are met

Reporting & documentation

*Maintain all OHSE records, produce reports and statistics as required.
*Provide accident statistics within monthly & 6 monthly compliance reports
*Publish and communicate H&S policies and activities.
*Maintain an effective Health and Safety communication system throughout the business.
*Assist the management team to adopt standardisation in all documentation and systems for future use.

Incident investigations

*Use incidents in Bristol and other sites to extract relevant learnings and improvement opportunities and to prevent similar occurrences in the future.
*Investigate safety & environmental incidents
*Ensure accident investigation is carried out with the appropriate manage to an acceptable standard.
*Assist in the provision of information for any insurance claims received

Operational support

*Assist in the delivery of agreed company training on new/improved installations in areas of expertise
*Attend regular operational review meetings at the appropriate level to develop the process
*Ensure all operational and engineering tasks are properly risk accessed and communicated to the appropriate personnel.

Measures of effectiveness

*No lost time injuries, RC's and FATI's are decreased
*NM analysed and effective correction action plans implemented
*Management Reports are provided on time and to quality level required
*Company Health, Safety and Environmental objectives are met
*Health and Safety activity plan delivered and communicated effectively.
*Projects are formally signed off and handed over to appropriate production staff on completion.

Occasional tasks

*Provide active support to other areas as directed by the Plant General Manager
*Liaise with and advise sites on IPPC/CCL/Energy Management/Waste etc

Qualifications / requirements

Essential requirements

*Professional Health & Safety qualification
*Experience in a similar position within a production environment
*Excellent communication skills in both verbal and written form
Desirable attributes
*Scientific, Engineering or Mathematical qualifications of a good standard (at least A-level, preferably degree).
*Experience in the manufacturing industry in a technical, CI or operational role

Specific Skills and Abilities

*Key skills and experience in OHSE are essential.
*Drive to improve continuously.
*An ability to motivate co-workers in OHSE performance.
*Strong team player
*Ability to bridge conflicting interests of concerned parties
*Able to build commitment in the team and deal with resistance around behavioural changes in a positive way
*Ability to see the OHSE impact of a situation / change; builds and shares new knowledge
*Strong skills in program implementation in short timeframe with by creating people commitment

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