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Health and Safety Officer - Science / R&D Lab

Health and Safety Officer - Science / R&D Lab

Job Title: Health and Safety Officer - Science / R&D Lab
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Oxford
Salary: £competitive (dependent on proven ability) + bens
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: PF5635
Contact Name: Paul Frisby
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 21, 2021 10:28

Job Description

Leading science R&D business has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, experienced and qualified Health and Safety Officer ideally wth proven experience working in a Science/ R&D Lab to join our team and help us make fusion energy a reality.

Together with our H&S advisor and key members of the team, you will be responsible for the continuous improvement of H&S and wellbeing standards. Working together with various areas of our technical and operations departments, you will provide competent support to achieve best practice and assess risks collaboratively. You will also be directly involved in implementing the identified measures, be them helping with H&S documentation, delivering training or undertaking inspections. 

Responsibilities will include:
• Working with our advisor and with key members of the technical team from the planning stages, you will help to identify hazards and plan the best methods to safely and effectively progress our scientific activities
• Maintaining our H&S management system and promote health and safety culture throughout the company
• Participating to our regular health and safety meetings and holding toolbox talks with scientists and engineers
• Drafting risk assessments, COSHH forms and other health and safety documentation for review and sign off
• Undertaking routine inspections and helping to solve detected issues
• Delivering or supporting health and safety training
• Investigating recorded incidents to ensure that causes are identified and an appropriate resolution is put in place
• Preparing H&S related statistics for the Board through a 6-weekly report
• Advise Managers to stop unsafe systems of work or poor working practices where there is deemed to be a risk to the health, safety and well-being of employees
• Managing the preparation of our H&S audits
• Managing all procurement requirements in relation to health and safety Essential
• NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent
• IOSH membership - Technical member or higher
• Demonstrable experience in a relevant health and safety role in a scientific environment
• Proactive and solutions-oriented attitude
• Practical experience of writing risk assessments and COSHH forms
• Practical experience of undertaking routine workplace inspections
• Ability to deliver training to a varied audience 
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills Desirable

While the skills listed here are desirable, we are excited to provide training and support for the specific hazards related to our company, such as radiation, lasers, explosives, etc
• RPS training
• Working knowledge of laser safety
• Experience with high voltage / pulsed power
• Experience with explosives
• Knowledge of CDM regulations