6 days ago

Health and Safety Officer

Essex Competitive Permanent

Our client, within the biotechnology field, are seeking an experienced Health and Safety Officer to coordinate and provide support to the facility’s operation covering all aspects of H&S. You will be responsible, along with one other officer, to create and implement policies in line with legislation. Management of standards, processes, training and system are all responsibilities within this position.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Ensure a safe workplace environment, identifying and mitigating risk to health and safety
  • Ensure statutory obligations are met in all areas pertaining to health, safety and welfare at work
  • Co-ordinate the development of health & safety policies, systems of work and procedures
  • Ensure that all health and safety policies, procedures, rules and regulations are adhered to and are regularly reviewed, updated and communicated
  • Co-ordinate the collaborative cross function safety champions and ensure actions and responsibilities are completed in a timely manner
  • Ensure the completion and regular review of risk assessments for all work equipment and operations
  • Ensure that all accidents, near misses, and observations are documented, investigated and recommended improvements are implemented
  • Establish a full programme of documented health & safety inspections, audits and checks are carried out
  • Establish a structured programme of health & safety training throughout the Company, ensuring that complete and accurate health and safety and training records are maintained
  • Liaise with external health & safety consultants in the provision of training programmes and health and safety services.
  • Manage and devise the agenda for, chair and formulate & distribute minutes for the Health & Safety Committee meetings ensuring that all agreed action points are completed within deadlines
  • Keep up to date with, and maintain a working knowledge of all aspects pertaining to health, safety & welfare at work legislation
  • Participate in monthly meetings when required to report on relevant health & safety matters
  • Liaise with suppliers and third parties

Must be:

  • NEBOSH (General Certificate) qualified
  • NEBOSH Environmental Certificate
  • COSHH Trained


  • 3+ years’ experience in a similar role within pharma, biotechnology, clinical, biopharma or advanced medicine
  • Provision of legally compliant advice to colleagues
  • Experience of undertaking H&S investigations and subsequent actions
  • Experience of formulating, implementing and revising H&S policies and procedures
  • Planning, organisational and time management skills
  • Verbal, written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative with the ability to work in, and adapt to a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to work with colleagues at all levels across different departments to deliver objectives
  • Ability to quickly establish credibility and build rapport and trust
  • A good team player

Harris Lord is acting as a Recruitment Agency in respect to this vacancy.

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