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Health & Safety Manager

Reference: 20559


County Antrim



Job Type


Date Posted

23 November, 2022

Want to join a UK’s leading Manufacturing company? Our client is currently seeking to Recruit a Health & Safety Manager , this will be a standalone role for an energetic, ambitious individual who strives in a demanding and dynamic environment. The successful candidate will have multi-site responsibility, working to lead, advise and governance business partners on all health and safety matters.


31 Days Holidays – Increase with length of service

Bonus Scheme

Pension Scheme

Rewards Scheme

Private Medical Ensure

Life Assurance (2x Annual Salary)

Cycle to Work Scheme

On Site Parking

Key Responsibilities

Responsibility for health, safety, and well-being to deliver a safety-first culture across four sites

Management of BS ISO:45001 standard across all sites, ensuring Continuous Improvement

Responsibility for the management and implementation of rigorous risk management systems

Work in partnership with HR to ensure all health & safety training and education is implemented

Management of health & safety compliance schedule, internal audits, and inspections to include hygiene

Set, monitor, report and communicate on KPI’s, weekly, monthly, and annually ensuring continuous improvements across all KPIs.

Manage reporting and investigation procedures for accidents and incidents and implement solutions to reduce and prevent reoccurrence.

Lead and implement behavioural cultural change programmes to deliver best practice and excellence in relation to all aspects of health & safety.

Work with Business Partners to implement the health & safety strategy incorporating education, culture, compliance and setting and improving behaviours and standards.

Develop and implement short, medium, and long-term activities and innovative preventative programs for sustained health and safety performance and continually enhance the safety culture.

Provide advice specific to the business, acting as a technical expert to; direct, lead and coach site leadership to ensure Managers are focused on delivering a safe working environment.

Management of maintaining and continuous improvement of all health & safety policies ensuring that local legislation requirements are met by keeping up to date with legislation across all jurisdictions

Represent the organisation to external third parties (e.g. customers, contractors, HSENI)

Demonstrate resiliency and ambition to build and drive sustainable manufacturing excellence

Demonstrate a change instigator mindset to lead our continuous improvement and change culture

Essential Requirements

NEBOSH Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety

NEBOSH Fire Safety and Risk Assessment Certificate

A minimum of 3 years’ experience gained in a manufacturing environment, operating at an Officer level

Experience of managing BS ISO:45001 standard

Thorough knowledge of current H&S legislation

Strong Influencing & Persuading Skills

A change instigator who can take people with them

Analytical and problem-solving skills

Excellent organisational, planning and scheduling

Evidence of delivering and maintaining a continuous improvement culture

Strong interpersonal skills coupled with a sense of urgency

Computer literate with Microsoft Office suite

Desirable Requirements

NEBOSH Diploma

Membership of IOSH

Knowledge of H&S Legislation for UK & Ireland

ISO Auditor

Experience in using Navision ERP system

Next Steps:
Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant from the Abacus team on 0044 (0) 28 9031 3157 for a confidential discussion. We aim to respond to all inquiries within 4 business hours.
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