The Bury Black Pudding Company are looking to recruit an experienced Health, Safety & Environmental Advisor to join their growing and expanding business.

The role reports to our operations manager.  Your main tasks will be to ensure that the all regulatory and compliance commitments are maintained with health, safety and environmental regulations, legislation and policies and minimise occupational risk in the workplace.  Is an ambassador of the positive health & safety culture within the business to drive a safe working environment.

We are an established and growing business in the FMCG sector. You will help to deliver the company’s mission: To be the leading brand in Black Pudding, to put this great Northern delicacy on the world map and to be one of the UK’s truly great food companies.

Anyone looking to join our organisation should be motivated, ambitious and driven to achieve the highest standards.

Main Responsibilities

  • Drive a health & safety culture within the working environment to ensure all colleagues adhere to health & safety policies and procedures.
  • Develop, implement and monitor the Environmental and Safety Management System, procedures, documentation and audit system.
  • Responsible for undertaking EH&S compliance evaluations inspections and audits in line with requirements, co-ordinate outputs and liaise with site management to ensure action are completed.
  • Advise on the improvement to ways of working to, continuously improve EH&S standards within the company.
  • Identify risks and carry out appropriate risk assessments in all areas.  Work with colleagues to encourage a ‘near miss reporting’ culture.
  • Lead and participate in detailed accident/incident investigations and reports, in accordance with relevant H&S legislation and regulations and ensure all notifiable accidents and incidents are reported to the HSE in the appropriate manner and in compliance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR).
  • Produce regular reports and statistics on a daily/weekly/monthly basis.
  • Work with, and alongside, colleagues in a supportive role to increase awareness and develop their confidence of health & safety within their roles.
  • Develop and train a team of H&S reps, meeting regularly with them to monitor progression. 
  • Monitor and investigate accidents/near misses and review statistics to establish underlying causes, identify trends and recommend corrective action where necessary.
  • Develop and maintain an up-to-date knowledge of best practice and developments in workplace H&S legislation, procedures and safe systems of work.
  • Advise on a range of specialist areas such as first aid, fire regulations, hazardous substances, PUWER, etc.   
  • Promote and coordinate environmental management and sustainability where practical.
  • Create and review a company environmental policy.
  • Monitor, review and develop the Health & Safety policy.
  • Carry out EH&S inductions with all new starters and contractors.
  • Ensure appropriate records and statistics are kept and comply with statutory requirements.
  • Ensure senior management are regularly informed of key EH&S issues within the Company.
  • Ensure senior management are aware of their duties when significant legislation changes.
  • Co-ordinate and manage third party contractors on site in accordance with EH&S and BRC regulations.
  • Assist in the use of the factory issue system through to conclusion.

Key Skills & Experience

  • IOSH managing safely (essential)
  • NEBOSH general certificate (essential)
  • Up to date first aid certificate (essential)
  • Level 3 award in education and training (desirable)
  • IEMA Certificate in environmental management (desirable)
  • Knowledge of Risk Assessments and Safe Systems of Work completion
  • Accident Investigating
  • Broad industry experience
  • Experience in the Health & Safety supervision of site activities
  • Experience of company environmental responsibilities required
  • Computer literate – able to compile reports and develop spreadsheets and create PowerPoint presentations. (word, outlook, excel, etc)
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to use own initiative and a proactive attitude
  • Excellent time management skills and able to prioritise multiple tasks

Hours of work– 40hrs per week
Job Type: Permanent

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Free onsite parking, canteen facilities, employee discount, heath and wellbeing programme and company events

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