February 15, 2021
Leeming Bar
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Site Safety Lead, Leeming

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Site Safety Lead with relevant experience to join a growing business within the food industry.

To be considered, you should be a self-starter, flexible with lots of initiative and ability. You will be influential, decisive and able to demonstrate good judgement with a high degree of self-assurance and confidence.

Reporting to the UK Health & Safety Manager your role responsibilities will include:

  • To prepare a site health and safety plan for the year based on site, strategic and legislative needs
  • To prepare and maintain Job Safety Analysis for each role onsite
  • Record Near Miss reports and liaise with relevant departments to action the improvements required in order of risk rating and priority in a timely manner.
  • To carry out Risk assessments as required by legislation and other bodies on tasks, equipment and job role
  • All risk assessments are reviewed an updated within timescale set
  • To regularly audit and inspect each department/area for health and safety compliance
  • Compile and manage a Non-conformance database to reduce Non-conformances, analysing the data to highlight areas for improvement, driving actions plans to complete
  • Develop, deliver, and evaluate health and safety training requirements for all staff in line with legislative and strategic business requirements.
  • Develop health and safety standards to IS0180001 level
  • Prepare health and safety reports as required
  • Carry out weekly site compliance audits of all departments on a rolling schedule and report on the findings at the time of the audit.
  • Attend the daily review meeting.
  • Lead and coordinate a site Health and Safety Champions group, with daily interaction, coaching and educating to drive awareness and improve near miss reporting
  • Assist in the annual audits of site, so that compliance meets the target set for weekly/annual compliance
  • Control H&S spend on compliance items and PPE in line with the budget set.
  • Effective management of health screening in place complying with working time directive & sickness prevention, occupational health concerns or issues are risk assessed and actioned
  • Liaison with service providers/contractors to provide third party compliance testing and full review of RAMS/Method Statements.
  • Ensuring all compliance checks are in place with certificates and records are up to date and auditable
  • Liaison with local and national HSE authority, managing non-compliance or site visits.
  • Assist UK H&S Manager in ensuring the TOP TEN risks to the business for your site are managed to “Green” Status



Ideally you will be qualified in a suitable Health & Safety subject with the relevant time served practical experience and skills in the following:

  • At least 5 years’ experience within a site H&S role for a manufacturing company
  • NEBOSH General Certificate – essential
  • Experience working within manufacturing (food production is desirable)
  • Passion for Health and Safety
  • Experience driving a culture change in health and safety
  • Leadership and management experience
  • Strong personality / very hands on
  • Ability to influence at all levels and to all stakeholders from factory floor upwards


In return they will provide a competitive salary depending on experience, company pension scheme, Death in service x2 annual salary, Performance-based annual bonus scheme, Uniform/PPE, Excellent working conditions, subsidised staff restaurant.


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