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QHSE Associate

Food and FMCG

London (North) £35k – £40k
permanent Job Ref: 6538


A growing FMCG manufacturer requires a QHSE Associate to join its team. Your role will be to manage and improve the H&S across the business, including personnel, policies and database. To be considered you will hold a NEBOSH certificate and previous experience in working within a regulated manufacturing facility.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To improve and develop the culture in regard to Health and safety
  • Manage the Health & Safety across the business, including personnel, policies, and database; develop new procedures (as and when required)
  • Work closely with area managers and safety reps to remain compliant against 45001.2018 requirements
  • Establish in-house procedures with suitable KPIs that comply with all legal standards and policies, producing plans to drive those targets, monitoring and overseeing their delivery
  • Prepare robust risk assessments and an overall site risk rating through an FMEA process and consider how risks could be reduced
  • Prepare and review Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) reports and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) as and when necessary
  • Manage record keeping and monitor incident and accident report statistics via our IMS.
  • Attend daily, weekly and monthly QHSE meetings and to present updates on H&S concerns
  • Ensure that all manufacturing processes comply with all HSE legal standards
  • Conduct regular site inspections (daily, weekly, monthly) and audits to ensure policies are implemented effectively and compliant towards 45001.2018
  • Liaise with relevant bodies such as local authorities, public bodies and competent authorities, and other external Health and Safety professionals as and when necessary
  • Actively involved in BSI 45001.2018 and 14001.2015 audits and close out of actions relating to any non-conformances
  • Organise and lead in-house H&S training exercises to ensure all staff on site are aware of procedures, and are in compliance with current HSE legislation
  • Oversee the management of the safe disposal of waste and hazardous substances
  • Ensure the safe installation of equipment in all operational
  • Advise on a range of specialist areas, e.g. fire regulations, hazardous substances, noise, safeguarding machinery and occupational diseases

Write Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), management/technical reports

  • Work closely with the QHSE Manager to coordinate environmental aspects, such as pollution control, waste management, recycling, environmental health, conservation and renewable energy
  • To work closely with QHSE manager to remain compliant against integrated Management system

Skills and Experience Required

  • Degree qualified with a NEBOSH certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSW 1974)
  • Prior management of an H&S Department, with knowledge of HSE RIDDOR 2013
  • Knowledge of, and the ability to implement and manage ISO 45001:2015
  • In-depth knowledge of safe working practices, including fire regulations, safe disposal of hazardous substances
  • Ability to prepare risk assessments, and Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) reports, update MSDS, installation of equipment (PAT testing), noise, building regulations etc
  • Operational knowledge of a manufacturing process, with an ability to detect areas of weakness from a safety standpoint.
  • Ability to maintain existing systems, and establish and set up new procedures from first principles in H&S
  • Risk assessment and safety auditing experience
  • Keep abreast and act upon new regulations
  • Promotion of a safety conscious atmosphere and culture within the company
  • Establish good working practices
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to present a detailed H&S strategy to senior management
  • Strong leadership skills, with the ability to motivate staff as and when appropriate
  • Able to establish meaningful KPIs for work areas
  • Ability to prioritise, work under pressure, and meet deadlines, working on own initiative, whilst also being a team player
  • Knowledge of environmental policies, including sustainability, waste management, carbon footprint etc.

Desirable but not essential

  • Knowledge of preparing Impact Assessments (IAs) for Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
  • Understanding of chemistry/chemical engineering

Salary £35k - £40k

Job Ref: 6538