Marine & Shipping
Port Glasgow

Head of HSE

Ref: 809| Posted: 22nd Jul 2021

Our Scottish Ship Building client requires a head of HSE.
The head of HSE will be responsible for working with all stakeholders, co-ordinating the effective delivery of a safe working environment and managing the HSE function across all company facilities.
  • Will hold a NEBOSH General Certificate.
  • Will hold NEBOSH Dip (desirable).
  • Must have shipyard experience or experience in a similar industry i.e. Oil & Gas.
  • Must have solid technical Health and Safety background.
  • An understanding of current legislation and compliance.
  • Sound knowledge of I.T programs.
  • Effective communication, networking and engagement skills, good team player.
  • Logical reasoning with a can do approach.
  • Mixed heavy industrial experience in medium to high-risk environments.
  • Develop pragmatic and robust solutions and lead implementation, to achieve an agreed level of compliance with an HSE framework.
  • Support Head of Quality and Compliance in developing and maintaining management systems such as ISO9001, ISO14001, OHSAS18001 and SEPA through development, embedding and promotion of health, safety and environmental standards.
  • To advise on and adhere to, procedures relating to health and safety strategy.
  • Working closely with the Facilities Manager to ensure all regular safety related checks and controls are robustly maintained, including for example: testing of fire alarm system, annual fire evacuation, firefighting equipment, Check, tagging of lifting equipment and scaffolding.
  • Manage and control yard permit office.
  • General administration and reporting as required.
  • Keeping up to date on specialist areas including fire regulations, hazardous substances, noise, safeguarding machinery and diseases.
  • Ensure procedures are fulfilled by personnel with delegated duties including First Aiders, Fire Marshals, Managers, Risk Assessments, Safe Systems of Work etc.
  • Co-ordination of the Emergency Response Team to ensure adequate cover at all times.
  • Co-ordination of regular yard and vessel inspections, checking compliance with policies, procedures and company working practices to ensure they are being properly implemented and adhered to; providing regular reporting, including recommendations and improvement plans as required.
  • In co-ordination with the Training and Resource Managers, responsible for the delivery of a site safety induction for all new employees, subcontractor workers and visitors.
  • Responsible for ensuring adherence to procedures and safe use of workplace transport equipment including cherry pickers, forklifts, cranes, vans, etc.
Competitive Salary and Benefits Package