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Head Of HSE

Immingham, United Kingdom
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To oversee all aspects of Health, Safety & Environmental performance ensuring effective implementation of the Company’s Health, Safety & Environmental Management Systems.


  • To be actively involved in the continuous improvement of the Company Health Safety and Environmental Management System.
  • To facilitate audits and inspections from third parties, including those associated with ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 accreditation.
  • Assist the business with resource planning for HS&E activities.
  • To monitor compliance with Health, Safety & Environmental legislation, codes of practice and approved safe working methods.
  • To encourage employee participation through safety suggestions, safety meeting feedback and safety incentives.
  • To audit work areas, premises, processes, and activities, reporting deficiencies for action and monitor follow-up actions, including suppliers.
  • To collate relevant information and statistics on HSE performance and to present the information in a format of a formal report to the business.
  • To maintain and implement an effective process of structured internal audit of activities against the Company Management Systems and arrangements.
  • Assist the Business Development and Proposals Team with information applicable to Health, Safety and Environmental.


  • Able to provide advice and guidance on safe working practices and current Health and Safety legislation.
  • Can confidently report accidents and incidents as required under RIDDOR regulations.
  • Proactively ensures all Health and Safety documentation is fully compliant with current legislation.
  • Can advise and support Site Managers in the production of a HSE plan so that best practice is consistently applied.
  • Manages the Company’s obligations under the CDM Regulations.
  • Able to confidently conduct site Drug and Alcohol tests when required.
  • Proactively prepares COSHH assessments for all substances and chemicals used by the business.
  • Able to undertake DSE assessments for computer users within the business.
  • Able to conduct thorough site safety inspections and risk assessments.
  • Extensively uses analytical skills to produce Company Health and Safety statistics.
  • Undertakes and designs safety reviews for constructability, operability, and maintenance.
  • Responds to incidents in a timely manner and can conduct a thorough investigation process if required.
  • Uses a number of root cause analysis techniques and identifies corrective actions.
  • Assesses the capabilities and monitors the safety performance of suppliers.
  • Is competent conducting formal reviews of subcontractor and third-party risk assessments and method statements, providing effective feedback as required.
  • Can produce clear and concise reports on the action necessary to minimise the effects of the conditions detected by audits.
  • Able to manage and audit ISO45001 processes and implementation of Company HS&E procedures.
  • Encourages the development of creating a positive culture of Health and Safety in the workplace.
  • Ensures that Health and Safety information is practical and easily understandable by non-specialists.
  • Can identify the requirements for and co-ordinate relevant Health and Safety training for their area of responsibility.
  • Is competent conducting and presenting site and Company inductions.
  • Is competent planning and delivering toolbox talks.
  • Reports occupational Health and Safety issues to senior management.
  • Is competent challenging unsafe behaviour/attitudes at any level when encountered.
  • Is competent attending meetings with key stakeholders to discuss safety performance.
  • Identifies safety training needs, develop, and maintain a training programme for all employees and conduct safety training as required.
  • Develops, reviews and updates safety action plans, and ensures that people have acknowledged acceptance of their allocated responsibilities.
  • Can administer first aid to injured persons.
  • Is competent managing team members and reportees effectively, including areas such as time management and quality of output.

Key Indicators/Requirements

  • Achievement of Key Performance Indicators and Service Level Agreements, as set by your line manager from time-to-time
  • Satisfied clients, both internal and/or external
  • Timely completion of work
  • Quality of work
  • Adherence to relevant processes, procedures, and policies
  • Professionalism
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Team Spirit
  • Caring

Commercial & Risk

  • Inform project manager / line manager of potential risks identified in a timely manner.
  • Work within allocated CTR or allocated hours where applicable.
  • Demonstrate clear understating of relevant commercial and budgetary landscape.
  • Work to agreed plans, using initiative to identify improvements/savings.
  • Function as an ambassador for the Company, always presenting the right image to existing and potential clients.
  • To attend meetings and forums, representing the Company.
  • Forge links and establish communication with relevant colleagues and other stakeholders.

Health, Safety, Environment & Quality

  • Inform line/project manager of potential project risks identified in a timely manner.
  • Working within the Company’s ISO9001:2008 quality systems.
  • Responsible for own safety at work.
  • Consideration to be given to others in working environment.
  • Adhere to Company and Client Health and Safety procedures.
  • Comply with – and work to - relevant procedures, policies, processes, and standards, to meet the required level of quality in all outputs.
  • Zero non-conformances to all Company, client and project specific quality and safety plans.

Technical Requirements

  • Keep up to date with latest industry and functional standards, technology, and norms.
  • Be familiar with all relevant systems.
  • A good understanding of the availability and use of all relevant electronic tools and software.
  • Full awareness and understanding of relevant legislation and standards, and their practical application.
  • Awareness and understanding of all relevant Company Policies, processes, and procedures.

Knowledge, Experience & Qualifications

  • Must hold NEBOSH General Certificate.
  • Build effective working relationships at all levels.
  • Educated to a minimum of NVQ Level 5.
  • Can communicate skills, knowledge, and experience, and apply them professionally as a trusted expert.
  • Function as an ambassador for positive culture.
  • Full clean driving licence.
  • Occasional flexible working required.
  • Occasional lone and/or home working required.
  • Some UK travel.
  • In-depth technical knowledge of relevant legislation, standards, guidelines. systems and processes.

These roles and responsibilities are issued as a guideline to help you understand the duties you are expected to undertake as part of your role. They may be subject to change from time-to-time to meet business needs, and you may be required to carry-out additional duties that are reasonably consistent with your skills and status.

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