Health & Safety Manager, Workington

£35,000 per annum + Benefits

Posted 1 week ago | ref: 206877

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Protocol are delighted to be working alongside an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ Grade 1 training organisation, based in the North West of England. Through these testing times our client are still looking for new talent to improve their apprenticeship provision. 

Their ethos focuses on providing high quality employer and learner responsive training and educational programmes. They work with over 300 employers at any one time and in the last eighteen years, over 3,750 apprentices have been trained, with 92.5% of them progressing into full-time employment with their employer once training has been completed. They currently have in learning, over 1,500 Apprentices, 250 Higher Education learners and deliver in excess of 10,000 delegate days on short courses across our training centres in Cumbria. These include, Lillyhall, Energus, Sellafield, Carlisle and Furness. 

Role responsibilities

  • Advise on planning, implementing and maintaining an accredited Integrated Management System (IMS) comprising of Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality management systems, including policies and procedures for establishing and maintaining the relevant performance standards of ISO 9001; ISO 14001; & BS OHSAS 18001(45001) and RoSPA;
  • Monitoring and evaluating the IMS System as necessary and in any event on an annual basis revising them in consultation with management, as appropriate;
  • Ensuring that the Company is aware of all new developments in Health & Safety legislation or standards and the subsequent requirements affecting all company’ operations;
  • Ensure effective implementation of the IMS policies through the development of a positive Health & Safety culture;
  • Ensure the day to day implementation and monitoring of the Health & Safety policy manual;
  • Ensure that risk assessments and risk control procedures are clearly identified and provide assistance in their compilation and implementation;
  • Providing information and advice on Health & Safety issues and acting as the ‘competent’ person in liaison with external bodies under the requirements of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations;
  • Acting as a central point for the development, co-ordination and distribution of Health & Safety information;
  • Organisation of, and attending, any Health, Safety and Environmental Meetings;
  • Ensuring arrangements are in place for employee consultation at all levels;
  • Collate and analyse Health & Safety performance data on a monthly basis against defined parameters (i.e. industry best practice; local and national priorities; etc.)
  • Review and maintain the Company’s Health & Safety policies;
  • Carry out independent, monthly IMS Monitoring Audits and report performance to the Head of Quality & Compliance;
  • Maintain procedures for the reporting, investigating, recording and analysing of all accidents and incidents;
  • In their absence the Health & Safety Manager will ensure that their deputy is fully briefed on any outstanding issues or actions required to ensure the continuing safety of all employees;
  • All other reasonable duties as may be required by line management.


The person & qualifications

  • Member of IOSH or similar professional body

  • Holds minimum of NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent

  • IOSH Chartered status (or GRAD working towards CMIOSH)

  • A minimum of five years experience as a Health & Safety Practitioner

  • Familiarity with the requirements of ISO Standards and Management Systems

  • Hold a current driving licence (travel throughout Cumbria required)

About Protocol

Protocol are the specialist full-service recruiter dedicated to education, training and skills. People are at the heart of everything we do. We place people first.

We’re more than a recruitment agency – we pride ourselves on our ongoing support and aftercare delivered by our expert team, and all our candidates benefit from free access to our exclusive online CPD portal, Learning Zone.

Whatever your career goals, we’ve got the right role for you. With a wide range of temporary and permanent positions available, from lecturing and training jobs to assessment and support staff roles, all with very competitive pay rates and benefits – your future is in good hands.


The legal bit

Protocol promotes equal rights and is an employment business under The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003. Work is undertaken on a self-employed basis under contract with Protocol. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required for all Protocol assignments. All positions advertised by Protocol comply with the Agency Workers Regulations 2010.

As a result of the volume of applications we receive, we regret that we might not be able to respond to every candidate with individual feedback. If we have not contacted you within two weeks of your application being received then regretfully your application will not be taken forward on this occasion.