H&S Site Manager

H&S Site Manager

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    Building & Infrastructure

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  • Contact:

    Leo Taylor

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  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8929

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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H&S Site Manager (CDM Principal Contractor)


Summary duties:


Working within the Engineering Solutions framework of the BS EN OHSAS 18001 Safety

Management System, to manage site construction and installation activities on client’s industrial

Premises under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, and to represent

the business  as the ‘Principal Contractor’.


1. To represent as a professional organisation at all times, to the client, co‐workers,

and contractor/ supplier personnel, and the public at large.

2. To comply with the letter and the spirit of safe systems of work compiled for the site activity,

with the quality management system, safety management system, and relevant

laws and regulations.

3. When unable to achieve a satisfactory outcome in terms of safety, health and welfare, to

elevate the matter within the management structure of the project and/or line

management, rather than allowing the matter not to be addressed.


Particular duties to undertake the CDM Principal Contractor role

1. Plan, manage and monitor construction phase in liaison with contractor/s and client


2. Prepare, develop and implement a written plan and site rules (Construction stage H&S Plan).

The initial Plan must be completed before the construction phase begins.

3. Give contractors relevant parts of the plan, and ensure there is a good understanding to

achieve safe outcomes.

4. Make sure suitable welfare facilities are provided from the start and maintained throughout

the construction phase.

5. Check competence of all workers when undertaking work at site, and collect evidence.

6. Ensure all plant and equipment used on site has been checked according to the particular

frequency demanded, and that evidence of the inspection is available upon request.

7. Construct a site induction pack, ensure all workers have site inductions and any further

information and training needed for the work, and an induction register is maintained.

8. Consult with the workers on site, and lead H&S tool box talks, daily briefings, weekly H&S


9. Review Risk Assessment and Method Statements (RAMS) and issue Permit to Work

documents as required (dependent upon having the competence to do so).

10. Undertake regular site safety tours, observing the working methods, tidiness of the

workplace (and hygiene), compliance with the RAMS, compliance with the site rules for


11. Maintain a site diary / log.

12. Liaise with the project engineering team regarding the sequence and programme of the

works, and communicate this with the contractors.

13. Liaise with the Principal Designer regarding on‐going design.

14. Ensure that the construction site areas are secured when not occupied.

15. Co‐operate with others and co‐ordinate work so as to ensure the health and safety of

construction workers and others who may be affected by the work.

16. Report damage, injuries, obvious risks, near misses and other adverse events, provide

follow‐up investigation support, and maintain an accident book. Near Miss and Accident

Reports must be copied to the H&S Manager in the Burton office within 24‐hours.

17. Administer the Red/Yellow/Green card system at site.

18. Administer first aid (if suitably qualified), or direct first aid resources on site.


Hours of work

1. The normal working hours will be dictated by the individual site / project requirements, and

may alter dependent upon the activities.

2. The working hours though are typically between 10 and 12 hours per day, and many sites work

a shift rota with other site managers, covering the site works 7‐days per week. Night working

may be required for periods of time, again working in shifts, to achieve 24‐hour

working when demanded by the projects.



1. Computer literate – email, MicroSoft Office package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

2. Ability to write short reports, minutes of meeting etc.

3. Good inter‐personal skills


Qualifications (minimum)

1. SMSTS course completed, and in date

2. CSCS card – supervisor level; and/or NEBOSH Construction H&S Certificate

3. 5 years in‐post experience as a H&S Site Manager


 Qualifications (preference)

4. First  Aid  at Work certificate

5. PASMA and IPAF certificates

6. Engineering qualification (HNC / HND etc).


Additional Site Management Duties outside the specific CDM Duties

1. Coordinate the day to day activities of contractors – confirming work areas and scope of

works where appropriate – (the weekly program will be given by the Lead Engineer)

2. Manage weekly H&S reviews with contractors

3. Manage short daily progress review meetings with key contractors as directed by the Project

Manager/ Lead Engineer

4. Coordinate the management of Technical Queries from Contractors to the Lead

Engineer – this is purely ensuring that the TQs are reported.

5. Issue Site Instructions to Contractors relating to House Keeping, start and stop of works as

appropriate to fit in with the Client Allowed access to work areas.

6. Report progress of contractors back to Engineer or PM, this is by photos and sketches

updated weekly.

7. Keep the H&S paperwork filed in the approved manner

8. Carry out remedial actions following H&S Audits to the approval of the H&S


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