Health, Safety and Environment Advisor

Kara Food Service
M45 8FJ, Manchester
Closing date
13 Nov 2020
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Health, Safety and Environment Advisor - Kara Foodservice, Manchester


1.       JOB PURPOSE

  • To support the site safety, health and environmental (SHE) functions incorporating and to ensure the required results in key task areas
  • To strive to continuously improve all safety, health and environmental issues within the location
  • To support the implementation of a comprehensive annual plan for the safety, health and environmental team

2.       Role Key Accountabilities

  • Keeping department managers informed on safety, health and environmental matters within the location
  • Ensuring that relevant SHE inspections and audits are carried out at regular intervals and ensuring that departmental managers are aware of any matters needing attention.
  • Assist department managers with accident/near miss investigations
  • Conduct defined site inspections, i.e. fire extinguisher physical check and first aid inventory
  • Conduct frequent informal tours of the production plants and departments, i.e. to check on Pre-Start Check completion & PPE adherence
  • Conduct audits of the agency including induction and working practices
  • Conduct manual handling, push/pull and repetitive task risk assessments using the HSE templates – MAC, ART & RAPP
  • Conduct briefs and deliver informal internal training with departments
  • Actively promote SHE awareness and consideration
  • Support delivery of SHE awareness campaigns and wellbeing events throughout the year
  • Support preparation for and involvement with SHE visits and audits
  • Manage and updating of the electronic reporting system, including updating the plaster log
  • Join and assist Shift/Department Managers and Team Leaders conducting management tours
  • Join and assist H&S behavioural audits with Shift/Department Managers and Team Leaders to improve their understanding and ownership of hazard perception and appropriate actions to raise and resolve
  • Attend operational daily meetings as and where required – to share updates and drive SHE awareness at all levels of the organisation
  • To advise the front-line Managers (as appropriate) on matters relating to health and safety of employees and other persons who may be affected by the company’s operations.
  • To support the formulation and issue of health and safety procedures and to monitor their implementation within the function.
  • To keep up-to-date with trends in the health and safety development, particular technology or statutory requirements. 
  • To participate as a member in the work of the safety committees, attend committee meetings
  • To support improvement plans based on audits and other means of assessments
  • Support the delivery of the site SHE plan
  • Daily liaison with front line Managers to ensure SHE issues are at the forefront of operational activities.
  • Audit, monitor or measure corporate standards to comply with relevant legislation and codes of practice relating to the location.
  • Assist with the administration of accident claims, liaising with solicitors and the HR department


3.       Limits of authority & financial effects

Safety is the priority within our business, everyone is empowered to highlight, if necessary, intervene and potentially stop an activity if they see an unsafe or potential for an unsafe practice to be carried out. Furthermore, Finsbury Food Group locations are committed to reducing the environmental burden by the processes we employ both at a local and global level.  These decisions can however impact significantly on production / operational activities and cause substantial on cost to the business, therefore the SHE Advisor must be able to show considered and well evaluated decision making when making decisions such as this.


4.       Knowledge, Skills and Experience


•   2 years’ minimum relevant experience.

·     Confident and assertive personality with a solution focused approach to Health and Safety.

•   NEBOSH National General Certificate or equivalent qualification

·     Recognised environmental qualification i.e. IEMA Foundation certificate

·     Member (or working towards chartered membership) of an approved safety organisation i.e. IOSH

·     Member (or working towards membership) of a recognised environmental organisation i.e. IEMA

•   A team player with a ‘can do’ attitude; ability to interface and influence people at all levels of the organisation.

•   Good Microsoft Office skills (specifically Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint).

•   Good communication skills, both written & verbal.

•   Ability to learn and undertake new responsibility areas.

•   Understanding of current and proposed safety, health and environmental legislation.


·     A recognised (or working towards a recognised) training qualification i.e. level 3 awards in Education and Training

5.        PEERS

HR advisors, Line supervisors, Technical Advisors


Building working relationships with various cross functional team members to encourage honesty and co-operation on SHE matters as well as to support the drive of continuous improvement at the site location.

Delivering the safety, health and environmental message to a constantly evolving business and a changing workforce.  

Maintaining an up to date knowledge of legislation and good practice and being able to translate this in to practical solutions for the business.

The SHE Advisor will also be expected to meet with and contribute to the wider Finsbury Group agenda throughout the year.  This will mean that travel to these sites and other Finsbury locations forms an integral part of the role.


The SHE Advisor will work interactively with all levels within the location to ensure collaborative decision-making approaches with recommendations at all times.

Will escalate high risk SHE non-compliance issues directly to the Site Safety, Health and Environmental Manager with recommendation(s) and engage in joint decision-making processes as required.  In the absence of a SHE Manager being at the location issues will be escalated to the Site Lead.

Would be responsible for making instantaneous decisions on SHE issues which could affect production and / or ongoing operations where there is a risk of serious or imminent danger or business risk.  On rare occasions could require an operation to cease until corrective action is taken, for example; damaged guarding leaving a machine in a dangerous state. 

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