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Health & Safety Manager – RC Frame And Groundwork Contractor

  • £40,000 - £60,000
  • Civil Engineering
  • Surrey

About the Company

Established over 25 years ago and based out of their head office in Surrey, this £120 million turnover business specialises in Concrete Frames, Groundworks and Basement Construction. With satellite offices in the South West and Midlands they have a strong coverage of projects with package values ranging from £5 million up to £35 million each (currently), covering the residential, commercial, leisure and education sectors. We have been preferred suppliers to this company for over 10 years and maintain a strong relationship with all the directors of the business.

What sets this business apart is their focus on safety and rewarding their staff;

The MD takes an active role in the safety department making sure it is at the forefront of everything they do, not only to please clients but most importantly to make sure every person goes home safely at the end of every day. He is proud to stand by their safety record and the constant measures they take to maintain and improve this department.

In addition to safety, the focus on rewarding their staff is demonstrated in the constant career development that is offered and the targeted bonus structures that are in place for all the management and commercial teams. For instance, the project management bonus is several thousand pound and is paid twice a year. This is measured on a quarterly basis based on certain key performance indicators such as safety, programme deadlines and commercial statistics. This gives each PM a real gauge of what they have to do to earn each bonus and it is worth pointing out, every PM is hitting above 85% of their bonus. This is a simple example of how targeted clear reward structures benefit the individual but also the company as a whole.

About the Opportunity

Due to the on-going expansion of the company and the winning of new projects, our client is looking for an experienced Health and Safety Manager to join this dynamic team. The successful Health and Safety Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day health and safety duties which will include implementing the companies’ health and safety policies, preparing method statements, risk assessments and construction phase plans and undertaking site inspections throughout London and the home counties. This is an exciting opportunity to join a family-run business with high aspirations for future growth and success in the future.

Working closely with the H&S Director to-coordinate the health, safety, & environmental processes for the company, ensuring all relevant areas of the business achieve minimum agreed levels of compliance. You will be tasked with ensuring all accidents are fully investigated and reported to the Health and Safety Executive correctly in consultation with Senior Company SQE Management. Monitoring compliance with the company’s H&S policy, organisation and arrangements and hold regular meetings with senior managers to discuss improvements to safety procedures. Providing advice and guidance on health and safety matters. Production of statistical information in relation to SQE performance. Maintain up to date knowledge of new or revised legislation and other practical aspects of SQE management. Maintaining an up to date knowledge of legislation and codes of practice applicable to the company’s business is a key area of responsibility. Reviewing all Risk Assessments and High-Risk activities, ensuring adequate control measures are in place. Identify training needs in the area of health and safety for all site personnel. Conducting and arranging any external H&S training in conjunction with business requirements.

Successful professionals will also be tasked with carrying out health and safety audits on site. Promoting via the management team, supervisors and HR, the requirements for employees to be informed of their responsibilities and receive adequate training in safety, quality and environmental matters and completing reviews of accident Investigation forms to ensure remedial action and control measures undertaken are also under the remit of an experienced Health & Safety professional.

About the benefits and rewards

For this permanent position, we are targeting construction professionals looking to earn anywhere from £40,000 to £60,000 per annum, however specific salary will be defined upon experience and suitability. Furthermore, there will be a generous package offered which could include a travel allowance OR company vehicle in addition to standard benefits associated with a large successful company (pension, health care, laptop, phone etc.).

About the requirements

To be considered for this opportunity, professionals will ideally hold a NEBOSH in Construction with previous experience of working on projects within the groundwork & RC frame sector. An IOSH Qualification and a full UK driving license is preferred for visits to site. Ideal professionals will also show longevity in the workplace – Holding each previous appointment for a minimum of 3 years preferably within a rival contractor.