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Health and Safety Manager Job Description

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Job Summary

A Health and Safety Manager is responsible for ensuring everyone around the work place complies with the legalities to health and safety. This will include establishing and implementing policies to create a safer work environment. Health and safety managers must be able to identify and solve possible risks and hazards in the workplace, backed by knowledge of policies and H&S laws. In this role you will also be expected to work with and train employees to aid the management and monitoring of health and safety standards in the workplace as well as being totally responsible for health and safety inspections.

[It is also a good idea to give some brief background information information about your organisation e.g. company size, how long you’ve been in operation, information about specific buildings/premises etc]

Key Responsibilities

[Obviously these responsibilities will vary depending on your organisation and requirements, however we have listed a wide range of potential Head of Facilities key responsibilities below as a starting point.]

– Develop and execute health and safety plans in the workplace according to legal guidelines.

– Ensuring the business is legally compliant with all health and safety legislation.

– Investigate accidents or incidents to discover causes and handle worker’s compensation claims.

– Conduct regular proactive safety inspections around the workplace to ensure safety standards are met.

– Work proactively with managers and other key staff to establish and maintain a programme of continuous improvement in the management of         health, safety and wellbeing within their areas of responsibility.

– Liase with HR on health and wellbeing issues especially those that have an identified need for a risk assessment.

– Managing emergency procedures and organising emergency teams such as fire marshals and first aiders.

Knowledge and Qualifications

– BSc/BA in safety management or relevant field is preferred

– Extensive senior Facilities Management experience gained in comparable environments.

– A professional qualification in real estate and/or facilities management (IWFM Level 4+) or equivalent.

– A qualification in health & safety (NEBOSH, IOSH) 

– Demonstrate a full understanding of statutory legislation as it relates to the built environment.

– Demonstrable knowledge of the full spectrum of facilities management functions, including contract management, tendering, business development, continuity planning, and hospitality services

– Demonstrable up-to-date knowledge of current licensing, H&S and disability/access legislation, and the ability to apply these pragmatically through appropriate policies and procedures

Skills, experience and personal attributes

Experience of negotiating and procuring facilities management service contracts based upon best practice principles, with an understanding and working knowledge of performance measurement techniques within the current facilities management market.

– You will have experience of diligently managing customer relationships within organisations and with managing and recommending improvements to SLA’s with customers and facilities service providers.

– You will have experience of the management of facilities management and capital revenue budgets.

– Demonstrate the ability to delegate where necessary and appropriate but equally ‘roll-up sleaves’ to accomplish key requirements as well.

– Solid experience in FM within a professional environment, with at least 3 years at a Senior Manager level experience within a corporate setting

– The ability to communicate effectively and professionally with colleagues, contractors and key stakeholders.

– Excellent interpersonal skills with proven ability to work collaboratively. Able to find pragmatic solutions and adapt to changing situations.

– Leadership skills with proven experience of leading, supporting and mentoring teams.

– Able to present information, verbally and in writing, in a clear, persuasive and concise manner to a wide range of stakeholders.  

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