Health & Safety Officer – Irlam, Manchester

The Role

You will support the Health & Safety Manager in ensuring the company is fully compliant with UK law and best practice standards for the telecoms industry, playing a key part in establishing Health & Safety procedures across the business to ensure they are fit for purpose as the business develops. You will assist with supporting staff on all safety, health and welfare matters ensuring the company complies with its statutory obligations.

Core Responsibilities

  • Support with the development and implementation of safety and environment procedures, including risk assessments, method statements, accident investigations, internal audits, and induction training

  • To act as a point of advisory to all staff and managers on matters arising to Health, Safety & Environment

  • Provide input on ways to improve the company's environmental impact and reduction of waste

  • HSE Compliance – maintaining processes and activities required by applicable legislation and to ISO 14001 & 45001

  • Ensure all statutory obligations around service and maintenance of plant and equipment are carried out in a timely manner and by appropriate qualified personnel

  • Work with various Site Managers to oversee on and off-site Health, Safety and Environment

  • Work with contractors, subcontractors and employers to ensure that a safe environment is maintained at all times

  • EHS Liaison – communication and liaison with various internal and external HSE stakeholders

  • To keep abreast of changing Health & Safety legislation and ensure the company remains compliant and that management discharge their duties effectively

  • Prepare and present various Health & Safety toolbox talks

  • Maintaining complete and accurate Health & Safety and Environmental records to a legal and company standard

  • Coordinate audits, risk assessments and essential meetings which are relevant to the position and responsibility and ensure close-out actions from audits

  • Internal audits – planning, conducting, recording main findings and following up on determined actions

  • Providing monthly / quarterly reports on various KPIs

  • Ensuring information for the processing of complaints in the reporting system is achieved in a timely and accurate manner

  • Attend safety training and safety forums to update job knowledge and enhance personal skill-set

  • Conduct DSE assessments and fire evacuation assessments for office-based employees

  • Review project preparation activities including risk assessments and method statements

  • Organise safety training for others to ensure that company staff are aware of the safety principals in their roles

  • Carry out investigations to identify root causes of any incidents, accidents or near misses

  • Report on any information regarding trends of incidents

  • Perform site safety visits to subcontractors

  • Any other duties deemed as necessary by management.

Reporting to

Health & Safety Manager

Skills and Experience

  • Experience in a Health & Safety role (preferably in the Telecoms environment)

  • Experience of conducting and reviewing risk assessments and method statements

  • Understanding of legal requirements

  • Confidence to have a positive impact on the company

  • Experience with safety site visits / working with subcontractors

  • Attention to detail and a persistent approach to following up enquiries

  • Be able to communicate effectively and professionally with internal and external clients

  • The ability to manage time and prioritise tasks

  • Computer literate (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc).


  • NEBOSH General Certificate (Level 2 minimum)

Our Ideal Fit

Someone who is a team player and willing to get their sleeves rolled up from time to time in order to take this business from start-up to industry leader.

Working with Freedom Fibre

We operate in a relaxed and industrious atmosphere where you’ll be encouraged to speak out and contribute where ever you feel you have something to offer. Our offices are open from 07:00 through to 19:00 and we are happy to be flexible with working hours so you can enjoy a relatively stress-free commute or work from home to create the best possible work-life balance that suits you and Freedom Fibre.

We offer an attractive benefits package that includes discretionary bonuses, a generous pension, private healthcare, flexible working and more.

Freedom Fibre is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are committed to being a successful, caring and welcoming place for all employees.

Place of Work

The place of work will be our offices in Irlam, near Manchester.



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