Health & Safety Manager

Health & Safety Manager for a growing Distribution company. The role is based in Liverpool.

Client Details

Our client is a leading a rapidly growing distributor of furniture products with a new distribution centre recently set up in Liverpool.


Responsible for all Health and Safety and environmental matters ensuring the Business complies with H&S legislation and Company standards.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Develop and then continuously review the OH&S Management system
  • Work with key stakeholders at each site to develop and implement Company-wide initiatives embedding compliant and best practice approaches to ensure a safety focused environment
  • Ensure Contractors are compliant and have the necessary insurance/permits to carry out their service at site, including approval of contracting companies and their adherence to site rules
  • Ensure Safety Audits are carried out recording visits, findings and actions
  • Review and carry out risk assessments recording visits, findings and actions
  • Monitor and record accidents, incidents and near misses providing support where necessary with investigation reports and making recommendations for remedial actions
  • Make submissions of reportable incidents to HSE in line with legal requirements for RIDDOR
  • Provide guidance to create a safety focused environment through advice, training and support
  • Collate monthly information/statistics relating to accident, incident and near misses to be presented to the Exec Team
  • Organise and chair the H&S Committee Meetings ensuring all committee members have adequate information and the necessary training to support them in their role
  • Provide assistance with insurance queries
  • Determine and maintain policies relating to H&S
  • Liaise closely with Facilities Manager to ensure cohesion in practices and shared issues
  • Managing budgets for H&S, planning and forecasting essential and ad-hoc expenditure


  • You will have a strong grounding and recent experience working in a distribution, logistics, manufacturing or supply chain organisation.
  • Computer literate with good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Power-point
  • Able to multi task and prioritise in a fast paced multi-functional environment
  • Good communicator at all levels with effective presentation skills
  • Attention to detail, organised with strong time management skills
  • Good decision maker with the ability to undertake investigations and lead H&S practices
  • Flexible approach to work and ability to work outside of normal working hours when required
  • Proven track record working in a similar environment responsible for H&S at management level
  • NEBOSH Diploma or National General Certificate
  • Fully conversant and up-to-date with all aspects of H&S legislation
  • Relevant experience for Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Risk Management
  • Willing to travel. The role is based in Liverpool but they have a site in the Midlands and one in Europe - and occasional visits to these will be required.

Job Offer

£34,000 to £36,000 plus bonus and benefits

Reference: 37987327

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