Health and Safety Manager

ExCeL London
ExCeL London E16 1XL
Up to £55,000 depending on experience and qualification.
Closing date
7 Mar 2024

Position: Health & Safety Manager

Reports to: Operations Manager

1. Purpose of the Role

As the Health and Safety Manager, your primary responsibility is to champion and promote health and safety awareness at an organisational level. You will drive continuous improvement throughout the business by facilitating the development of health and safety policies and practices. Ensuring adherence to safety standards, you will monitor safety-related functions, conduct risk assessments, and ensure compliance with health and safety legislation. Additionally, you will provide guidance at a managerial level on all legal compliance matters related to health and safety.

2. Responsibilities

Day to Day Operational Health & Safety:

  • Monitor operations to maintain Statutory and Venue Regulations.
  • Work closely with department managers to appoint key staff for health and safety functions.
  • Champion a culture of health and safety for all venue users.
  • Play a lead role on the H&S Committee, identifying key actions for improvement.

Event Planning/Preparation:

  • Attend event planning meetings and address H&S concerns.
  • Check and approve floor and stand plans, ensuring compliance.
  • Collaborate with other department managers on relevant H&S concerns in event planning.

Compliance with H&S Legal Obligations:

  • Stay updated on relevant legislation and ensure compliance.
  • Promote the Company’s Safety, Health, and Environmental policies.
  • Conduct risk assessments and actively manage outcomes.

Management of H&S Incidents: Accident Investigation & Prevention:

  • Receive and investigate reports of accidents, dangerous occurrences, and fire damage.
  • Ensure proper investigation of accidents by Event Managers and Department Managers.
  • Maintain and monitor the system for recording, reporting, and investigating injuries and accidents.

Work Environment:

  • Ensure staff moves and relocations are risk-assessed and planned.
  • Attend pre-contract meetings and progress meetings with project managers and contractors.

3. Core Competencies

  • Planning and organisation skills.
  • Influencing Skills.
  • Problem Analysis & Decision Making.
  • Managing Change.
  • Initiative.
  • Communications Skills.

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Good working knowledge of H&S legislation.
  • Practical application of legislative requirements.
  • Ability to identify root causes and suggest resolutions.

Education & Experience:

  • NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent.
  • Membership of an H&S related professional body is advantageous.
  • Credible experience in health and safety, including operations experience.

Skills & Experience:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Common sense approach and technically minded.
  • Knowledge of safe working practices.
  • Industry-specific experience (e.g., CDM).
  • Ability to read and understand event-related floor plans and construction drawings.
  • Experience maintaining or reaching externally audited management standards.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office for reporting and data analysis.

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