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Business Unit:
Selwood Head Office
Salary Details:
£Competitive rate inline with skills & qualifications
26 Feb 2021
Our Business

Founded in 1946, Selwood is now a £80m turnover company employing 500 staff throughout its nationwide network of branches and is one of the largest privately owned companies serving the Water, Environmental and Construction industries.

Selwood has developed specialist divisions within Pump Rental Solutions and Plant Hire and is  the No. 1 Hirer in the UK with an unrivalled depth of technical expertise and the largest and most modern fleets.

With a foundation of 70 years within our industry, Selwood continues to be an innovative business responding to meet the needs of our clients with cutting edge approaches to customer service, product development, manufacture and service.

About The Role
Selwood is a leading provider within the Pump and Plant industry and is one of the largest privately owned companies serving the Water, Environmental and Construction industries. Selwood are committed to sustaining and advancing our high levels of Health and Safety that we operate in.
To support our SHEQ function which forms part of our wider central services, Selwood are looking for a proven Health and Safety Advisor to join our team at our Middlesbrough Office.
Main Responsibilities:
To support the Head of SHEQ, establish, manage, and monitor standards, processes, communications, training and systems to ensure all responsibilities associated with Health and Safety within Selwood are compliant and adhered to.
  • Ensure a safe workplace environment without risk to health and continuously promoting a positive safety culture throughout.
  • Build positive relationships with all levels of the workforce.
  • Develop and ensure that all Health & Safety policies, procedures, rules and regulations are adhered to and are regularly reviewed, updated and communicated.
  • Ensure the Company meets its statutory obligations in all areas pertaining to health, safety and welfare at work, including statutory training and reporting.
  • Ensure the completion and regular review of risk assessments for all work equipment and operations.
  • Ensure that all accidents are documented, investigated and recommended improvements implemented.
  • Supporting and advising the Head of SHEQ  and Senior Managers to ensure compliance with customers’ requirements and regulations.
  • Carry out full investigations into critical incidents and provide adequate control measures to prevent reoccurrence, producing a comprehensive report where required.
  • Co-ordinate and help in the development of health & safety policies, systems of work and procedures.
  • Establish a full programme of documented health & safety inspections, audits and checks and conduct them where required.
  • Establish a structured programme of health & safety training throughout the Company.
  • Liaise with external health & safety consultants in the provision of training programmes and health and safety services.
  • Keep up to date with all aspects of relevant health, safety & welfare at work legislation and communicate relevant changes to the business.
  • Provide regular reports to the Head of SHEQ , Board of Directors/Senior Management Team on relevant health and safety activities.
  • Participate in monthly meetings when required to report on relevant health & safety matters.
  • Liaise with suppliers and ensure adequate supply chain management in relation to H&S.
  • Any other reasonable duties which may be required by management from time to time.
  • Activities related to compliance of any accreditations and statutory requirements.
Person Specification:
  • Detailed knowledge and operational experience of ensuring compliance with:
  • ISO 18001 / 45001
  • H&S Legislation
  • NEBOSH Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety or similar
  • Proven history and relevant experience in similar role
  • Auditing & Inspection skills and experience;
  • Proven ability in incident investigation and reporting;
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills Excellent attention to detail;
  • Effective interpersonal skills and relationship building;
  • Strong IT skills;
  • Experience in writing and reviewing H&S procedures;
  • Must be able to drive and travel throughout the UK spending nights away from home from time to time.
  • A background in Construction, Utilities, Pump / Plant Rental
  • Experience in manufacturing processes
  • Experience in training design and delivery;
  • NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety
  • Member of IOSH
  • Knowledge of:
    • ISO 14001 
    • UVDB
    • Network Rail – PTS
    • Sharepoint
What we can offer you

Selwood are pleased to offer a competitive salary consummate with qualifications and skills. 24 days Holidays + Bank Holidays, Pension Scheme and free on site parking. 

Monday to Friday 37.5 hours per week.
Selwood are committed to the ongoing development of our teams and training will be provided in line with the responsibilities of these position.
This role is not open to Agencies - Please no calls or emails - Thank you.

The recruitment of this role will be within strict social distancing guidelines as advised by the UK Government.

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