Health and Safety Manager
Newcastle upon Tyne
2d ago

About us

VolkerFitzpatrick is one of the leading engineering and construction companies in the UK and provide specialist building, civil engineering and rail expertise to a range of markets to provide a truly integrated service to clients.

We possess proven experience and deliver successful projects in a wide range of industries, including commercial, industrial, education, rail infrastructure and depots, airports, waste and energy.

Our teams of skilled and dedicated staff work closely with our clients to understand their requirements and objectives to deliver quality projects that are innovative, sustainable and exceed expectations.

Of upmost importance on all our sites and projects is the safety of our 650+ employees, our subcontractors and the communities in which we work.

VolkerFitzpatrick is part of VolkerWessels UK, a multi-disciplinary construction and civil engineering group operating across the UK in six operating companies.

The role

To facilitate compliance with legislative, corporate and other requirements in relation to Health and Safety.

To assist in the co-ordination of all activities related to the implementation, development and maintenance of the Safety Management Systems (SMS) for VolkerFitzpatrick.

Key accountabilities

  • To ensure that the requirements of the SMS are being applied on site and administrative offices for the business, by means of periodic inspection, audits and meetings.
  • Monitoring and facilitating compliance to the SMS and the requirements of BS OHSAS 18001 : 2007
  • To provide information, training and instruction and task-specific advice to operational and managerial personnel.
  • Training and induction of staff into the documented safety management systems.
  • Raising health & safety awareness and responsibility throughout VolkerFitzpatrick.
  • Co-ordinate and complete internal health & safety planning meetings, inspections and audits for VolkerFitzpatrick.
  • Contribute to the review and revision of health & safety policies, plans, documented procedures and forms.
  • Facilitate the production of health & safety related performance information, including but not restricted to corporate and health & safety objectives.
  • To lead accident / investigation and implementation, supporting project investigation to ensure timely investigation and implementation of effective improvement / preventive measures.
  • To provide assistance to Business Development for health & safety aspects of pre-qualification questionnaires and tenders.
  • Promote innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Support the Head of HSEQS for VolkerFitzpatrick and Shared Services in achieving corporate, legislative and other requirements.
  • Skills & experience

  • Rail experience essential
  • Strong knowledge of Network Rail standards
  • Strong knowledge of lifting operations desirable
  • CMIOSH or working towards (GradIOSH)
  • Strong communication skills
  • Diplomacy and ability to prioritise risks
  • Able to explain standards effectively to internal and external stakeholders
  • Negotiation, influencing skills and stakeholder engagement
  • Commitment to innovation and promotion of industry best practice
  • Other

    Competitive salary plus excellent benefit package

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