Health & Safety Adviser Dishforth, England

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Inspired Pet Nutrition is an award-winning and long-established FMCG pet food manufacturer based in Thirsk, North Yorkshire.

As we continue to grow, we are now hiring a Health and Safety Adviser.

What will you be doing as a Health and Safety Adviser?

In a stand-alone role as a member of the Operations Team, you will drive a positive Health and Safety culture throughout the organisation ensuring that policies and practices are constantly reviewed and communicated to ensure the safety of IPN employees.

Your daily responsibilities will include;

·         Advising directors and managers on all aspects of Health & Safety.

·         Overall responsibility and compliance of the Company’s Health & Safety, making sure staff are aware of its importance and following safety protocols.

·         Reviewing current H&S policies and updating as appropriate and implementing practical and effective methods, both preventative and remedial to promote Health & Safety and safe working practices in the workplace;

·         Working in conjunction with the HR department, conduct/organise Health & Safety training for staff as required, including first aid and fire safety liaising with production teams.

·         Coordinating and chairing Health and Safety meetings.

·         Maintaining awareness of legislation and bringing any new/revised legislation to the attention of the board and site senior management team.

·         Conducting risk assessments as required by legislation and reviewing these assessments at relevant intervals and maintaining accurate records.

·         Identifying areas where training/certification is required to meet the standards imposed by new or changing legislation.

·         Creating and coordinating schedule of audit/inspection of all sites; reporting on findings and managing issues through to completion.

·         Recommending & implementing control measures and advising on the standard of PPE issued to employees.

·         Carrying out investigations into all accidents and near-miss incidents and recording the findings on the relevant forms, corrective actions implemented through departmental management team.

·         Advising the Managing Director and Operations Manager of all incidents reportable under RIDDOR.

·         Liaising with third parties such as insurers, auditors, solicitors and other relevant bodies as required.

·         Attending courses/seminars where appropriate to ensure best practise is maintained by the company.

·         Liaising closely with the Engineering Manager to ensure all corrective work is undertaken in a timely manner.

·         Assisting the site Environmental Co-Ordinator with environmental initiatives;

·         Any other ad hoc health and safety duties as required.

 

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a candidate to join our business and be a driver for change in relation to Health and Safety, ensuring that barriers are overcome and promote Health and Safety advocates across the business. As this is a stand-alone role, the ideal candidate will need to be able to manage their own workload with minimal supervision.

As well as this, we are also looking for;

·         Previous experience in a logistics/manufacturing environment or similar role/environment is essential.

·         Experience working independently with minimum supervision.

·         Strong team working ethos

·         Ability to demonstrate excellent organisational skills

·         Qualification in Occupational Health & Safety, such as a masters, NVQ, BSC or NEBOSH National diploma is essential;

·         Clear understanding of the application of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and other relevant legislation;

·         Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;

·         Firm but professional manner, strong influencer with the ability to drive change and challenge management and staff behaviours where appropriate  

 

 What's on offer:

  • A structured induction programme to integrate you into the company and production process
  • A generous pension plan
  • Childcare voucher
  • Free parking at all the sites
  • Team days out
  • A cycle to work scheme upon qualification criteria

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