Health & Safety Manager

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    £70,000 - £80,000

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    Daniel Laming

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    over 2 years ago

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Position – Head of Health & Safety

Location – Head office (Chessington) 40% and Site (London Sites) 60%

Division – Major Projects

Salary - £70,000 - £80,000 + Travel + Package

Sector – Leisure Fitout & Refurbishment





Founded 20 years ago, our client is recognised as one of the leading interior fit out specialists. They run a variety of projects in several sectors. From Design and Build to Traditional build and Hotels/Leisure to Museums, there isn’t much these specialists can’t do.


Turnover last year was over £120m and the organisation carried out some of the most challenging and intricate projects in Central London and surrounding areas. They are currently in the process of successfully adding a multitude of exciting projects to their pre-existing and established pipeline of work and are now looking at strengthening their management team with a Head of Health & Safety.

The current portfolio for the team includes one private members club in Fitzrovia, one high end, private residence in Mayfair and a boutique hotel in West One.


Their 3 USP’s include:

  1. A Flexible and high quality in house joinery workshop within spitting distance of London.
  2. A team of highly skilled tradesman and managers with extensive experience in both the UK and overseas of prestigious bespoke projects.
  3. A strong set of finances.




Strategic / Planning

  • Plan their development systems
  • Lead and take responsibility for H&S
  • Develop team training
  • Develop the H&S culture
  • Reduce company risk
  • Lead monthly H&S objective

Board Reporting

  • Prepare and issue a monthly H&S report
  • Prepare and issue an annual detailed H&S report
  • Maintain KPI and risk schedule
  • Weekly update with Board Director

Quality Control

  • Ensure high standard of quality on site
  • Ensure high standard of quality within the offices
  • Periodical audit to make sure quality control is met

Communication Progression

  • Maintain H&S communication
  • Ensure monthly good practice is produced
  • Provide strong leadership
  • Promote H&S to all
  • Engage the workforce

Group Companies

  • Provide guidance / support to the hub & AV’s
  • Liaise with external providers

Company Compliance

  • Ensure the company remains H&S compliant
  • Ensure all new and existing employees receive inductions
  • Ensure that all employees are familiar with their H&S policy & procedures

Project Tender Management

  • Attend Pre-Start/White Book handover meetings
  • Review H&S requirements of our projects
  • Ensure H&S PQQs and tender questionnaires are completed
  • Spot check and audit sites
  • Undertake periodic review of H&S PQQ and standard questionnaires


Accident and Incident Reporting

  • Ensure accident and incident investigations are undertaken
  • Work with the Financial Director with regard to insurance claims
  • Represent the company in legal situations regarding H&S
  • Ensure maintenance and implementation of accident and near-miss statistics
  • Encourage recording of near misses
  • Ensure periodic review and investigations are carried out


Head Office Procedures

  • Ensure fire alarm tests are undertaken
  • Ensure statutory notices at offices and workshop are kept up to date
  • Manage and update safety notice boards
  • Issue H&S newsletter annual booklet
  • Ensure emergency arrangements are maintained
  • Arrange and champion annual inspection
  • Periodic review to be carried out

Staff Management

  • Line manager for H&S managers
  • Fire marshal reviews, arrangements and management
  • Review first aiders
  • Holiday cover for H&S Managers


System Management

  • H&S Policy review
  • IMS review and development
  • Awards and accreditations
  • Annual audit ISO 14001 & 45001


H&S External Company Management

  • Manage and liaise with Fernley’s
  • Manage and liaise with DL Enterprise
  • Manage and liaise with CDM Scotland


Improve Systems

  • Maintain H&S training plan
  • Ensure staff are trained to the correct H&S competency
  • Ensure Directors are kept informed of training arrangements
  • Ensure training is provided on the system and procedures
  • Periodic review to be carried out


  • Previous experience in Fitout / Refurbishment
  • NEBOSH Construction / General
  • NEBOSH Diploma / NVQ 6 Health and Safety
  • Chartered Member of IOSH with Construction / Fitout experience
  • CSCS card
  • Environmental, Management, Training, Auditing and Temporary Works qualifications preferable but not essential
  • Flexible self-starter with ability to prioritise
  • Displays strong leadership skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of relevant Health and Safety guidelines including Construction Design and Management regulations.
  • PC literate
  • Commercially aware