EHS Officer

EHS Officer

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  • Sector:

    Pharmaceutical & Chemical

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  • Contact:

    Leo Taylor

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  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8929

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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EHS Officer – Environmental – Health & Safety – HSE – NEBOSH – IOSH - Pharmaceutical

We provide building consultancy, construction, installation and process engineering to a
wide range of clients. The business operates major contracts which can include principal contracting, large scale subcontracting and specialist services. These contracts are typically based throughout the UK and supported by our offices in Glasgow, London and Northumberland

The Environmental, Health and Safety Officer will:

 Integrate successfully with the existing business, relevant departments and staff

 Foster excellent relations with clients, staff and suppliers

 Work to consistently improve the EHS culture within the business

 Provide quality services

 Bring new ideas to the business and in particular to enhance the Merit brand, awareness

of Merit and Merit services

 Have the capacity to deliver a diversity of requirements within a working day

 Have a flexible approach to work load

 Requires travel and occasional work away from home

Purpose and Objectives

Provide the enthusiasm and energy to ensure that the organisation successfully fulfils its objectives and long term strategy. The key objectives of the role are to:

  Act as the organisations lead competent person for health and safety as defined by the

Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

 Ensure that the organisation complies with current health and safety legislation and

approved codes of practice and guidance in relation to employment

 Work proactively with managers to establish and maintain a system that promotes a

culture of safe working across the organisation

 Duties and Responsibilities

  Carrying out risk assessments and considering how risks could be reduced

 Carrying out regular site inspections to check policies and procedures are being properly


 The responsible point of contact for all EHS related issues within their designated

construction sites

 Drive and develop the EHS culture on site

 Work with other leaders in order to drive a behavioural approach to HSE Management

 Provide advice and training to the operational work force in EHS regulations when


 Assisting with audit and compliance

 Working alongside Managers on site

 Achieving robust and positive safety practices

 Investigating incidents as and when required and implementing corrective/preventive


 Providing EHS advice, guidance, training and support across Site.

 Leading in‐house training with managers and employees about health and safety issues

 Keeping records of inspection findings and producing reports that suggest


 Ensuring that the company’s Health and Safety policy is implemented consistently across

the organisation

 Recording incidents and accidents and producing statistics for managers

 Advising on a range of specialist areas (e.g. fire regulations, hazardous substances, noise,

safeguarding machinery and occupational diseases

 Work with the EHS Manager to develop the Business Management Systems where


 Assisting in identifying training needs for employees and deliver such training

 Assisting managers in implementing Health and Safety systems and procedures to meet

specific requirements

 Carrying out audits to evaluate effectiveness and implement improvements

 Taking action to mitigate the impact and likelihood of Health and Safety risks

 Investigating or assisting others in investigating the circumstances and causes of

accidents and take necessary steps to prevent recurrence

 Collating and reporting company health and safety statistics for both Merit employees

and subcontractors

 Performing other duties in accordance with business needs

 Personal Qualities & Experience

  Construction related background working for principle contractors. Experience

Specifically working within M&E would be advantageous

 Hold a recognised NEBOSH qualification

 Graduate IOSH status or evidence of working towards this

 A recognised level 3 training qualification

 First aid at work (3 day) qualified

 Experience leading accident and incident investigations and producing reports

 A strong communicator to all levels within the business with high attention to detail

 A quick decision maker that uses their initiative to solve an issue

 Self‐efficient individual who can manage own workload and prioritise

 Internal EHS audit experience

 Ability to lead and work with stakeholders on various levels

 Experience working with Microsoft office (outlook, word, excel and PowerPoint)

 Additional qualifications in Temporary Works Coordination and Fit2Fit Face Fit

Testing would be an advantage

Scantec Personnel Limited is acting as an employment business and an employment agency. For contract or interim roles (and unless otherwise stated), all pay rates stated are on a Limited Company basis.

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