Health and Safety Manager
Lifewise
Auckland, NZ
4d ago

Health & Safety Manager

Position Description

Provide managerial and leadership support to the organization by ensuring continuous improvements for Health and Safety operation.

Lead assistance in the management, coordination & control of the Health & Safety obligations with a focus on risk management policies and procedures.

Fully responsible for research, education, training and communication of Health and Safety information and protocols. Plays an integral part in overseeing the safety functions while supporting the management team to continuously improve processes and procedures and drive performance.

WHO YOU REPORT TO

  • You report to the Chief Executive Officer.
  • WHAT YOU’RE RESPONSIBLE FOR

  • Reporting & Compliance : Provide and assist with reporting on Health, Safety and Wellness issues on behalf of the committee to management.
  • This may involve coordinating reporting activity with Human Resources to ensure consistency of messaging to CEOs and Board Members

  • Compliance Training : responsible for implementing and monitoring the OHS policies and procedures and administrating workers compensation across an employer’s sites.
  • Educate and train staff in managing workplace risks also encourage staff to participate in health and safety procedures

  • Personal Accountability : responsible for building and maintaining a culture of safety first’ as one of the priorities of the business.
  • Actively influence and mentor managers and supervisors within the faculty towards health and safety’s best practice

  • Health and Safety : Guide Health & Safety representatives through procedures including WorkSafe notifications. Lead Health & Safety representatives in a proactive effort to ensure workplace safety and wellness.
  • Plan and implement new policies and procedures to raise or maintain safety standards, monitoring and reviewing those policies and procedures to ensure their effectiveness, and implementing new protective and preventative measures as required by law

  • Provide and assist with reporting on Health, Safety and Wellness issues on behalf of the committee to management. This may involve coordinating reporting activity with Human Resources to ensure consistency of messaging to CEOs and Board Members.
  • WHAT SKILLS & EXPERIENCE YOU NEED

  • Minimum of at least 5 years of experience as a Health & Safety Officer / representative.
  • Ability to act as champion and advocate in Health, Safety and Wellness on behalf of the committee and staff in general.
  • Proven writing and reporting skills for documenting process and high attention to detail
  • Problem skills and strategic vision.
  • Leadership and Organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Safety Conscious and calm tendencies
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • High level of computer literacy (MS Office)
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