Health and Safety Officer

East of the U K
Band 7
22 Aug 2017
19 Sep 2017
Finegreen Consultant
Acute Trust
Job Type
I am recruiting for a Health and Safety Officer to contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of the Trust’s operational risk management strategy, Health and Safety policy and related work and they will provide the Trust with specialist advice and guidance on Health and Safety matters.

The successful candidate:
  • To assist in the development and implementation and continued development of the Trusts Health and Safety Strategy;
  • To promote a culture where managing risk and sound health and safety is recognised as integral to safe and effective service delivery;
  • To assist in the development and ongoing review of the Trust and directorate strategies, policies and procedures in the management of risk;
  • To support the Senior Health and Safety Officer with regular health and safety inspections of premises where Trust staff are working, ensuring compliance with current health and safety legislation, negotiating action plans and monitoring actions are completed;
  • To visit service delivery units as required, undertaking inspections and providing specialist advice on compliance with health and safety legislation to managers;
  • To be responsible for ensuring the annual inspection/audit/assessment plans are delivered and reported to the Health Safety and Security Committee;
  • To design and deliver health and safety training to all groups of staff as required;
  • To design and develop health and safety training to address areas of significant risk (e.g. Lone Working);
  • Responsible for proposing policy or service changes following audit/monitoring findings. This will involve participation on working parties proposing Trust wide policy changes in all areas of the Trust and all types of policy;
  • To manage, maintain, monitor and assist in the implementation of the Health and Safety action plan database;
  • Monitor and collate the Ligature Point Survey database and collate returns from units and provide information on returns as required;
  • To support the senior health and safety officer prepare evidence of assurance for the HSE and other legislative bodies inspections;
  • To contribute to learning from outcomes of health and safety incidents and identified trends.
The successful candidate:
  • Educated to diploma or demonstrable level 4 equivalent;
  • NEBOSH general certificate in Occupational Health and Safety;
  • LSMS accreditation desirable;
  • Organisational resilience qualification desirable.
For further information, please contact Louise Griffiths on 0161 241 9665 or email