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Health, Safety & Environment Officer

Job Title: Health, Safety & Environment Officer    Location: Leeming Bar    Salary: Competitive

Job Specification

We are looking to recruit a Health, Safety & Environment Officer to join our client a leading Food Manufacturer based in Leeming Bar.

Purpose of the role:

Inform the General Manager of standards of compliance with Health and Safety legislation, Environmental legislation, and company procedures

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Attendance at safety and environmental meetings and ensuring follow up actions are completed
  •  Assist departmental managers in meeting their responsibilities under health, safety legislation and environmental legislation
  • Ensure accident records are maintained and that statutory reporting procedures are adhered to
  • Co-ordinate assessment of workplace hazards, formulating preventative measures including safe working procedures, monitoring conformance
  • Management of the structured near miss programme
  • Liaise with enforcement authorities as required, and maintain an effective working relationship with them
  • Ensure the maintenance of all statutory records, and in particular the fire risk assessment, fire log book, fire extinguisher checks and fire drill records
  • Liaise with approved union or other approved representatives if appointed in consultation on matters of health & safety related to company operations.
  • Organise and control monthly health and safety inspection audits of all areas of the business, to record the results and ensure defects are actioned appropriately.
  • Ensure that all departments are aware of the relevant sections of the SAI Global Health & Safety Standard and assist with implementation as appropriate
  • Complete weekly and monthly reports in relation to Health, Safety and Environmental site targets
  • Assistance during audits and external customer visits.
  • Maintain documentation and compile reports required by environmental legislation, including statutory requirements such as CCL, EPR Permits, packaging waste compliance.
  • Act as liaison with the Environment Agency, Yorkshire Water, and group environmental office
  • Ensure that arrangements are in place to manage removal of waste from site legally and following the waste hierarchy, and in a timely manner to minimise impact on site operations


The ideal candidate will have previous experience carrying out a similar role within a manufacturing environment.  You will have a positive attitude towards Health and Safety, with a desire to resolve issues effectively and quickly.

You will possess a track record of maintaining and developing a safe working environment and have excellent attention to detail with the ability to deliver results in a fast-paced pressurized environment.

Excellent communication skills are essential along with the confidence to liaise with colleagues at all levels and maintain a diplomatic yet assertive approach to problem solving.

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