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Head of Facilities & Safety - REF No. HQ4575

Industry Sector: Facilities Management
Location: Watford

Salary: from £60000 to £65000 per Annum

FRS Office: FRS Headquarters
Consultant: Adam Bonner

Job Summary

Directly reporting to the HR Director, the Head of Facilities & Health & Safety is required deliver a high quality professional Facility Management Service across 4 sites. You will be responsible for the risk of business contingency process, you'll increase overall efficiency of the organisation, ensure that compliancy levels are maintained and adhered to. Enable cost-effective working processes within the business. The Head of Facilities & Safety will monitor current legislation and ensure that all employees and visitors are kept safe.

Detailed Job Description

Directly reporting to the HR Director, the Head of Facilities & Health & Safety is required deliver a high quality professional Facility Management Service across 4 sites. You will be responsible for the risk of business contingency process, you'll increase overall efficiency of the organisation, ensure that compliancy levels are maintained and adhered to. Enable cost-effective working processes within the business. The Head of Facilities & Safety will monitor current legislation and ensure that all employees and visitors are kept safe.

The Head of Facilities & Safety will promote the company values at all times and support the leadership team in positioning the business as a safe, compliant and secure environment for its personnel.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Legislation:

* To lead in the implementation of the company's strategic health & safety aims, producing policies in line with current legal requirements.
* To ensure all health & safety documentation is correct and in line with current legislation.
* To ensure all incidents/accidents are reported via the company accident book, and to carry out any further investigations if required.
* To ensure the company adheres to Environmental Legislation.
* To ensure the company is compliant according to legislation for the relevant industry.
* To practice and promote all relevant health & safety legislation including but not limited to COSHH, Electricity at Work regulations, PUWER and etc.

Compliance:

* To carry out detailed health and safety audits across sites and advising on and implementing corrective work when required.
* To work closely with the external health & safety consultant on identifying immediate actions, processes and procedures to be implemented, then take full ownership and hands-on approach to delivering these.
* To assess skin contamination risks as and when required.
* To ensure all health & safety signage is kept relevant and up-to-date.
* To carry out COSHH and health & safety risk assessments, when required.
* To carry out all health & safety relevant testing e.g. ladders, electrical lighting and etc.

Employees:

* To ensure all employees are trained in health & safety and COSHH, and to keep all employee training up-to-date.
* To work co-operatively with the HR Director to ensure that the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and the Employment Rights Act 1996 work together harmoniously.
* To maintain all PPE and RPE equipment, and ensure they are being used correctly by staff at all times.
* To carry out workstation assessments for all new staff, and as and when required for current staff.
* To supply first aid training (internally or externally) to all relevant staff and to ensure this is kept up-to-date.

Facilities:

* To be the first point of contact for any maintenance queries.
* To manage maintenance activities for the upkeep of the building, landscapes, vehicles, and offices.
* To develop and maintain company maintenance procedures and ensure implementation.
* To carry out daily inspections of the facilities and to identify and resolve issues.
* To keep maintenance logs and report on daily activities.
* To plan and oversee all repair and installation activities.
* To monitor equipment inventory and place orders when necessary.
* To carry out and document PAT and emergency lighting testing in line with UK legislation.
* To manage relationships with contractors and service providers.
* To research new equipment, for the efficiently of the company while keeping in mind budgets.
* To perform administrative tasks as required.

Other:

* To monitor department expenses in line with budget requirements.
* To ensure company resources are used in an appropriate and cost-conscious manner.
* To meet KPIs set by your manager in the specified timelines.
* To use PPE/RPE as and when instructed, for the safety of yourself.
* To maintain strong attention to detail and the ability to maintain performance under pressure and to tight deadlines.
* To promote excellent customer service at all times.
* To remain professional at all times.
* To abide by the company's policies and procedures at all times.
* To abide by and promote Health & Safety at work, at all times.
* To treat everyone fairly and equally.
* To abide by the company handbook.
* Any ad hoc duties required for the needs of the business.

Interested applicants will be expected to complete and return by email a simple application form to which CVs must be pasted.

Salary: up to £65,000 / annum + car allowance


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