Health & Safety Manager - Transport

Health & Safety Manager - Transport

Health & Safety Manager, Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Our client, an established family operated, national transport company are now keen to appoint an experienced Health and Safety Manager on a permanent contract.

Role Details

  • Advising Employees, Managers and Directors on all health, safety, and welfare matters to ensure the Company complies with its statutory obligations.
  • Responsible for health and safety to control and update company’s safety manual and to ensure that all departments operate to the procedures and instructions contained there


  • Understand the application of the Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974 and other legislation relevant to the company’s business.
  • Keep up to date with changes in current and relevant legislation and to bring to the attention of the Director.
  • Attend such courses/seminars run by external sources to enable accurate interpretation of legislation to enable implementation within the organisation.
  • Ensure that all “assessments” as required by legislation are conducted and reviewed at relevant intervals and to maintain records of the same.
  • To recommend control measures and advise on the standard of P.P.E. issued to employees.
  • Conduct health and safety inspections and prepare reports of all the company’s operations.
  • Immediately contact a director if situations are found, that in the opinion of the Health & Safety Manager, require immediate rectification or the stopping of any operation.
  • To notify a director responsible for health and safety if the corrective action agreed after any workplace inspection is not implemented by the arranged date.
  • To carry out investigations into all accidents and near-miss incidents and to record the findings on the relevant forms.
  • Advise the Company Secretary of all incidents reportable under R.I.D.D.O.R.
  • To arrange Health surveillance as instructed.
  • To highlight areas where training/certification is required to meet the standards imposed by Legislation, Approved Codes of Practice, or H.S.E. guidance.
  • To bring new techniques for improving health, safety and welfare to the attention of a director.
  • To set a personal example by wearing appropriate personal protective clothing/equipment and observing all safety requirements/procedures.


  • A suitable NEBOSH qualification
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar HSE Management Role
  • Good knowledge of current HS&E legislation
  • Knowledge and understanding of 45001
  • Ensuring the company is ready for ISO 14001 and ISO (phone number removed) HS&E Management Systems and preparing for external audits.
  • FORS accreditation, knowledge – Desirable
  • Developing and communicating relevant information, instructions and training to all employees (ie. Company induction, risk assessments, safe systems of work, regular updates etc).
  • Promoting and maintaining a positive culture for all aspects of our Health & Safety and Environment
  • People Management qualification

Next Steps

If you feel that you have the skills and experience required, please submit your CV with supporting covering letter.


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Sector: Engineering & Technical
Location: Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Pay:£45,000 – depending on experience Annual
Type: Permanent

Work Hours

Monday to Friday
22 holidays plus stats
Nest pension
Company Vehicle

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Telephone 01947 660400
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