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Health and Safety Manager

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Position: Health and Safety Manager
Location: [City], [Town]
Position Type: Full-time
Department: [Department]
Reports to: [Retail Operations Manager/Regional Manager]

About Us

[Company Name] is a leading retail brand committed to providing a safe and enjoyable shopping experience for our customers and maintaining a healthy work environment for our employees. As we continue to grow, we are seeking a dedicated Health and Safety Manager to join our team and ensure the highest standards of health and safety are upheld throughout our retail operations.

About the Role

As the Health and Safety Manager at [Company Name], you will play a pivotal role in developing, implementing, and maintaining health and safety policies and procedures. You will collaborate with store management and staff to promote a culture of safety, identify and mitigate potential hazards, and ensure compliance with relevant regulations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement health and safety policies, procedures, and guidelines in line with legal requirements and industry best practices.
  • Conduct regular risk assessments and inspections of retail stores to identify potential hazards and ensure compliance with safety standards.
  • Collaborate with store management and staff to promote a proactive safety culture and provide training on health and safety topics.
  • Investigate incidents, accidents, and near misses, and implement corrective actions to prevent recurrence.
  • Ensure proper handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials.
  • Stay informed about changes in health and safety legislation and industry best practices, and update policies accordingly.
  • Maintain accurate records of safety incidents, training sessions, and inspections.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of health and safety programs and initiatives.

Knowledge and Skills Needed

  • Proven track record in a senior health and safety role, with an in-depth knowledge of health and safety regulations and legislation within the retail industry.
  • [Add required qualifications]
  • A recognised health and safety training background, with the ability to train basic H&S courses.
  • A logical thinker with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrable experience of proactively promoting the best health and safety practices to other team members.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with all levels of staff to promote a positive safety culture.

Person Specification

We are seeking a dedicated and detail-oriented individual who is passionate about creating a safe and healthy work environment. The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • Commitment: Demonstrated commitment to promoting a culture of safety.
  • Communication: Excellent communication skills to convey health and safety information effectively.
  • Analytical Thinking: Ability to analyse data and trends to improve safety programs.
  • Collaboration: Work effectively with cross-functional teams and store management.
  • Adaptability: Ability to adapt to changing priorities and emerging safety issues.
  • Attention to Detail: Thorough and meticulous in maintaining accurate health and safety records.

What’s in It for You

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career advancement.
  • Work within a team that is passionate about [mention company values or mission].
  • A positive and collaborative work environment.
  • Employee discounts on our products/services.
  • Contribution to the overall well-being and safety of our employees and customers.
  • Access to [specific perks, training or additional benefits your company provides].

Join our team at [Company Name] and contribute to the health and safety of our retail operations. If you are a dedicated health and safety professional with a passion for creating a safe work environment, we invite you to apply and be an integral part of our growing organisation.

This template is flexible and can be customised to align with specific company details, such as location, reporting structure, and additional qualifications.

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