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Health & Safety Manager

Reference #: VAC10706
Location: West Midlands
Salary: £30000 - £30000
Sector: Flexibles
Type: Permanent
Posted On: 21/05/2021
Contact: Yvonne Redhead


Cloud 9 are working with a leading provider of Packaging solutions to the Food, Horticulture, Medical & healthcare sectors.  Due to continuous growth & investment our client is looking to appoint a Quality & Safety Manager for their state of art factory working out of their Operations Department.

The role of Health & Safety Manager is to ensure everyone in our clients’ company complies with health and safety laws. You will also be responsible for establishing policies that will create and maintain a safe workplace.


As a safety manager you must have excellent attention to detail to identify hazards. You will also be able to discover opportunities for improving conditions and execute various safety programs. The ability to communicate guidelines to a multidisciplinary workforce is essential.

Your goal is to ensure the workplace meets all legal expectations and actively supports occupational health and safety.


Key Responsibilities

Elect and set up H&S representative meetings as per statutory requirements.

Overall responsibility and compliance of the Company’s H&S, ensuring staff are aware of

the importance and follow safety protocol.

Advise on all aspects of Health & Safety.

Implement practical and effective methods, both preventative and remedial, of promoting health and safety and safe working practices in the workplace.

Conduct and organise relevant health and safety training for staff as required, including first aid, and fire safety.

Conduct and develop all “risk assessments” as required by legislation and are reviewed at

relevant intervals and to maintain records of the same.

Conduct & carryout internal and compliance audits of all our clients’ sites; report on findings and manage issue log through to completion.

Carry out all risk assessments and special assessments for each site as required by business, including display screen equipment, manual handling, lone working, forklift loading, young workers etc.

Co-ordinate and manage first aid and fire safety representatives.

To recommend & implement control measures and advise on the standard of PPE issued to employees.

To carry out investigations into all accidents and near-miss incidents and to record the findings on the relevant forms.

Advise the Directors of all incidents and report

Conduct health and safety inspections and prepare reports and documents as required.

To identify areas where training/certification is required to meet the standards imposed by Legislation, Approved Codes of Practice, or HSE guidance. Arrange such training/certification once identified.

Keep up to date with changes in current legislation and implement such changes where relevant.

Bring to the attention of the Leadership Team any relevant new legislation.

Attend such courses/seminars run by external sources to enable accurate interpretation of

legislation to enable implementation within the organisation.

 Liaise with the Operations Managers from all sites to establish contractor health & safety procedures.

Immediately contact the H&S Team if situations are found, that in the opinion of the H&S Manager, require immediate rectification or the stopping of any operation. 

Any other ad hoc health and safety duties as required.


Skills & Experience

Previous experience in a similar role/environment is essential.

Previous multi-site experience is desirable.

Qualification in occupational health and safety, such as a masters, NVQ, BSC or NEBOSH national diploma is essential.

Understand the application of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and other legislation relevant to the Companies business.

Effectively influence those at a senior level.

Professional in their approach to dealing with issues and employees.

Appreciation of confidentiality and discretion.

Strong organisational or administrative skills with attention to detail and a methodical approach.

Focused on delivering outstanding customer service to internal customers and


IT literate and a comprehensive understanding of Windows based programmes to include Word, Excel and Outlook is essential.

The ability to communicate clearly and confidently with a range of people, both on the phone and face-to-face.

Strong teamwork skills are essential.


Other Information

There may be occasions when it is necessary for duties to be undertaken away from the office therefore there may be overnight stays which will be required away from home.

Any other tasks which can reasonable be performed as requested by the business.

Due to the role covering the health & safety for multi-sites, the post holder must have a current driving license.


Cloud 9 is acting as a Recruitment Agency

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