Health and Safety Manager

Site Based
Line Manager:
HSEQ Director / Senior Project Manager/Project Director
Job Type:


The primary responsibility of the Health and Safety Manager is to support the site operations, making certain everyone who attends site are not put at risk. Reporting into the Project Lead, the role will lead by example in all aspects of health and safety on site. The role will provide safety support, advice and guidance for existing operations and when planning future operations, ensuring the company complies with all current legislation through the implementation of its health and safety management system. The Health and Safety Manager must aim to eliminate risk and deliver continual improvement in the site’s health and safety performance and maintain compliance with ISO45001, 9001 and 14001.

As a company in its infancy, this is a real opportunity to provide input right from the start and help ensure the construction site is set up for success.


Governance: Understand importance of internal and external reporting (client reporting), establishing templates and improving company & project governance

Leadership: Strong leadership skills, experience in working with senior leaders, and throughout the business to get the best results

Team Player: Ability to harness a working environment which encourages team work, energy, and creativity

Decision-making: Excellent problem-solving skills, ability to think on your feet and recommend decisions with little hesitation

Communication: Presentation and spoken ability, written communication skills to be able to prepare company and project reports

Attention to Detail: Meticulous attention to detail, provide high-quality reports and maintain high standards within the wider business

Project management: Excellent project, planning, change management capabilities

A Big-Picture Perspective: Ability to determine needs within the company and connect groups to work together to solve problems as they arise

Built environment sector expertise: Experience in working in the built environment sector (client or contractor),
preferably in a similar role

Innovation: Look for new ways to do things, introduce better solutions, lead innovation initiatives, experiment


General Purpose

To ensure appropriate and robust health, safety and environmental management systems are implemented and maintained by the Site Team and the Subcontractors within all areas of the construction site’s operations, whilst regularly monitoring and reviewing performance of company health and safety standards.

Key Responsibilities

The Health and Safety Manager is responsible for…

• Providing safety support, advice and guidance to the Project Lead and the Project Team for all current and future operations and ensuring conformity with company safety arrangements.
• Ensuring the Construction Phase Plan content remains fit for purpose and is always up to date.
• Managing the health and safety documentation, ensuring all hard copy and electronic records are filed in the correct location in accordance with the company’s document control processes.
• Managing high-risk activities, making certain all risks are removed or reduced to an acceptable level.
• Ensuring suitable and sufficient risk assessments are undertaken and reviewed. Ensuring adequate control measures are implemented and are effective. Review progress and performance with the Project Team.
• Attending all Subcontractor pre-start meetings. Prior to their appointment ensure the Subcontractor is aware of Sweet Project’s high standards, expectations, and arrangements, making certain they are fully aware of the requirements on site.
• Instigating and manage the ‘Daily 5 site’ site walk around, including closure of all matters arising.
• Marshall the Site Managers involvement with H&S on site
• Being a fundamental key team player, working with the operational delivery team, sharing daily tasks such as contractor and visitor site safety inductions.
• Ensuring Sub-contractor Supervisors put their operatives to work safely.
• Chairing weekly health and safety meetings with the Project Delivery Team and key Subcontractors, providing concise meeting minutes including actions with appropriate timescales.
• Collating project daily, weekly, and monthly statistics and distributing them to Project Lead and Head of Construction in a timely manner.
• Provide a monthly safety report to Head of Construction, and a weekly report to the Project Lead (format to be agreed).
• Notifying the Project Lead and Head of Construction of all accidents, incidents or near misses on site.
• Undertaking initial investigations, providing detailed analysis of the findings, including recommendations to ensure no adverse event occur in the future. Where appropriate, lead and assist others to investigate the circumstances and causes of incidents and take necessary steps to prevent a recurrence.
• Delivering relevant toolbox talks at regular intervals to the Project Delivery Team and Subcontractor’s operatives.
• Working with the Project Delivery Team and Subcontractor’s to ensure the collation of information required for the Health and Safety File.
• Providing input to the ISO Integrated Management Systems Champion.
• General liaison within the Sweet Projects team and Third Parties to ensure that a good working relationship is maintained. Be the first point of contact within the Project for all health and safety-related matters.
• Have a good understanding of Microsoft Office and Asite to send email and meeting requests, produce correspondence, reports and minutes.

The above job description is not fully exhaustive. You may be asked to carry out additional duties from time to time.

Technical Skills The Health and Safety Manager will have the following technical skills:
• NEBOSH National General Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety or
NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice
• Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Health and Safety (or be
working towards it)
• 3 years construction experience
• 1 years’ experience using web-based collaboration systems (Asite) or similar
• Experience of ISO 45001, ISO 14001, ISO 9001
• Excellent organisational skills
• Self-motivated and able to work on one’s own initiative.
• Confident and eager to learn.
• Excellent communication, motivational, persuasion and interpersonal skills.
• Literate, numerate and with good IT skills.
• Ability to work within a team and be flexible.
• Hold a ‘Professionally Qualified Person’ CSCS card
• Hold a valid driving licence.

Key Relationships (internal and external)

The Health and Safety Manager will interface with the following key people:
• Managing Director
• Executive Director
• Commercial Director
• Bid Director
• Head of Construction
• Senior Project Managers
• Project Delivery Team
• Lead Document Controller
• Health and safety professionals
• Subcontractors
• Service providers
• Client team and advisors
• Enforcement Agencies