Health & Safety Assistant

  • Posted on: 13 April 2022
  • Job Title: Health & Safety Assistant
  • Reporting To: Health & Safety Officers

Job Summary

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To work under the direction of the Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) Officers, completing assigned tasks according to priority, ensuring the company’s Health, Safety & Environmental system is maintained to a high standard.
  • To regularly carry out checks, monitor & update records and assist with audits to monitor compliance with HSE requirements, including training, health surveillance, fire safety, energy usage, vehicles, noise, PPE etc.
  • To assist in the review of current H&S risk assessments, develop and undertake basic risk assessments following training e.g. manual handling, COSHH etc.
  • To assist in drafting, organising and delivery of employee training to fulfil HSE requirements, including induction, risk assessments, Safe Systems of Work, external provider training and Tool Box talks
  • To assist the HSE Officers in the investigation of near misses, dangerous occurrences and accidents, whilst independently dealing with minor incidents following training.
  • To take the lead for the ordering, storage and issuing of PPE & RPE to employees and keeping stock organised in the internal stores.
  • To collate information necessary for assessments and development of procedures e.g. safety data sheets, user guides, manuals, manufacturer instructions, employee information, photographs, posters etc.
  • To respond to employee questions or concerns about potential safety, environmental and health problems and discuss suggestions for improvements with the HSE Officers.
  • To obtain necessary documents from contractors required for HSE and maintain accurate records.
  • To gather data and complete all aspects of HSE administration tasks ensuring records are updated.
  • To obtain and produce appropriate communication material, including signage and posters.
  • Keep up to date with new legislation and maintain a working knowledge of HSE regulations, standards and guidance.
  • Any other duties, within reason and capability, as agreed with the HSE Officers/Senior Managers.

Person Specification

Criteria Essential Desirable
Qualifications/Attainments • Secondary education to Advanced Level • University/College degree graduate in a related discipline
Relevant Knowledge & Experience • A working knowledge of Health &Safety requirements• Previous experience in implementing HSE procedures in a manufacturing environment
Skills and Competencies • Strong organisational, planning & time management skills • Good communication skills, both oral and written • Ability to motivate & influence • Proficient IT skills • Positive attitude, approachable and a desire to make improvements

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