Ludlow, Shropshire

 

The Company:

McConnel is a multi-award winning British manufacturing company that is leading the way as the world’s number one supplier of Power Arm and green maintenance technology. Based in Ludlow, Shropshire, McConnel offers a comprehensive portfolio of premium hedge-cutting, mowing, cultivation and remote control machinery that sets the standard for quality and innovation in the industry and is exported to more than 40 countries around the world.

The Role:

In a heavy industry environment, carry out the day to day operations of the HSE Department ensuring full compliance with all policies, procedures and legal requirements.  Provision of regular tool box talks/training to all employees reinforcing behavioural based safety culture.

Responsibilities:

  • Conducts compliance reviews, general risk assessments and other safety assessments to support management team.
  • Determines the strategic direction and work priorities (in conjunction with line management) for the continuous improvement of the site HSE management system and programmes.
  • Maintain relevant documentation on all aspects of HSE including fire prevention.
  • Preparation of any policies and procedures required for a safe working environment.
  • Prepare reports as required.
  • Provision of advice and guidance to management team and make recommendations where required.
  • Undertake detailed incident/accident investigation including root cause analysis
  • Undertakes behaviour based safety training/tool box talks
  • Ensure all HSE regulations are complied with including ensuring all safety equipment is maintained and used.
  • Evaluate PPE and ensure proper use and maintenance of all PPE.
  • Maintain positive and proactive relations with all employees as well as customers and regulatory agencies.
  • Chairs monthly HSE meeting driving KPI’s for the site.
  • Investigate accidents and near miss incidents and ensure all documentation is updated.
  • To develop a HSE Communication strategy for the company and all levels of staff, to include written information, tool box talks and management briefs.
  • Act as CDM Coordinator as required by the Construction, Design and Management Regulations 2007.
  • Advises line management in safety matters and manages this process to ensure all advice is incorporated into day to day processes and operations.
  • Provides support and expertise to line management in incident investigation and reporting (including dangerous occurrences and occupational diseases).
  • Facilities all forms of risk assessments e.g. general, manual handling, COSHH and fire prevention.
  • Conducts occupational health and safety related surveys e.g. noise, lighting, exposure to chemical substances and makes recommendations

Key Requirements:

  • Degree qualified including IOSH qualification.
  • Must have experience in a HSE management role within heavy industry (familiar with welding/fabrication, in-line paint spray plants and cranes a must).
  • Experience of ISO 9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001 essential.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills with the ability to interact with people at all levels internally and externally.
  • Outstanding leadership, communication and mentoring skills.
  • Excellent project management skills and used to working to deadlines
  • Able to organize and prioritise own work schedule
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Strong leadership style with charisma and team spirit