Health & Safety Manager Health & Safety Manager

You are there to develop and maintain health and safety procedures for both staff and customers. You will have to identify areas for improvement and ensure everything follows health and safety legislation.

Job Summary

  • Ensure the hygiene, safety and environmental standards in all departments
  • Present legislation, standards and specifications throughout the organisation
  • Develop health and safety policies, food safety policies including HACCP
  • Plan and respond to environmental issues (including handling of waste)
  • Draw up health and safety measures, so safe working practices, evacuation procedures, etc.
  • Carry out health and safety audits
  • Write reports and draw up statistics of their findings; identifying areas for improvement
  • Investigate all accidents and incidents involving employees, contractors and guests
  • Train staff and managers in health and safety

Skills required

  • Team management
  • Team leadership
  • Attention to detail
  • Responsible
  • In-depth knowledge on health and safety
  • Some years’ experience within Health and Safety

Qualifications and Training

Although qualifications are not essential for entry into the position, Health and Safety Managers must be members of the Institution of Occupational Safetyand Health (IOSH). They must also have related experience as Health and Safety Officer or Advisor.

Salary Expectations

As a Health and Safety Manager your salary can vary significantly depending on your experience and level. Starting from £18,000 and going as high as £50,000

Salary rates vary depending upon your experience, as well as the company. These figures are only intended as a guide.*

The bonus bits…

  • Opportunities for on-the-job training and qualifications which could be funded by your employer
  • High rates of pay depending on the company and your position

*Figures from Prospects October 2013