Health and Safety Officer

Health and Safety Officer

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Pharmaceutical & Chemical

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Salary will be dependant on experience

  • Contact:

    Johnathan Miller

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8968

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:


  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:

    As soon as possible

Health and Safety Officer
Salary will be dependant on experience
Chemical Industry
Based in Runcorn

A multinational Chemical company is looking to appoint a Health and Safety Officer / SHE Quality Coordinator to their site in Runcorn.  The role is a new role that has been created to form a connection between their Development Laboratory facility and the Manufacturing Plant due to an internal restructure and will provide additional support to the SHE and Regulatory Manager. 

The successful candidate will have experience of working in a Laboratory before moving into Health and Safety to help understand the risks involved in working in a Laboratory setting.

The role will help oversee Health and Safety activities across Laboratory and Office areas and develop the interaction between the Development area and the Manufacturing plant, thereby ensuring a consistent approach is adopted to SHEQ activities.  A NEBOSH Certificate is the minimum requirement and additional experience from working for a similar company (Chemical / Pharmaceutical / FMCG) is essential.  Experience of implementing and maintaining ISO standards will be advantageous.

  • Champion a positive SHEQ culture across laboratories and office areas by advising and supporting the management team to maintain and improve SHE standards and performance. Manage an annual SHEQ improvement plan.
  • Identify and define the requirements of the SHEQ standards and processes at the site to achieve and maintain world class SHEQ performance.
  • Monitor, audit and report on SHEQ performance and SHEQ management systems to maintain and improve effectiveness, ensuring full and accurate data is available in a timely fashion to meet internal and external requirements.
  • Manage the investigation of all learning occurrences and resultant actions for the site.  Ensure learning from incidents is shared, as appropriate, in order to avoid recurrence.
  • Manage the registration, calibration and testing and inspection of generic laboratory equipment e.g. mask air supply, steps, balances, laminar flow booths etc.
  • Manage the use of risk assessments (including COSHH) across laboratories and office areas.
  • Act as the centre of expertise and knowledge in occupational health and safety matters in order to provide accurate, effective, timely guidance to the company.
  • Identify SHEQ training needs for employees, and assist in implementing the training, in order to maintain competence of the workforce and foster positive SHEQ culture with world class SHEQ behaviour.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Candidates should ideally be a graduate in chemical/scientific discipline. 
  • Ideally, you will have an established technical background with 5 years’ experience in a laboratory environment and have a professional safety and health qualification e.g. NEBOSH Certificate as a minimum.
  • Additional experience in REACH or IOSH accreditation is desirable

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