Position: Health & Safety Manager

The Company:

Part of Hill and Smith Holdings Plc, based in Middlesbrough, Lionweld Kennedy are the recognised UK’s leading supplier of Safe, Sustainable Access solutions in Steel or GRP. We have a strong heritage of supporting multiple vertical sectors with products adaptable to the latest built environments and have a modern approach backed by 100 years of experience.

Why work for us:

We are in a strong position and have the investment and appetite for growth. As part of a FTSE 250 Plc with companies based worldwide. We are part of a strong and dynamic team delivering sustainable and innovative products and services.

Position Description:. Establish procedures, implement and maintain programmes to provide a safe and healthy working environment for all personnel

The Person:

  • We are looking for someone that holds a NEBOSH Diploma , PIEMA or equivalent
  • Ideal candidates will have come from a manufacturing background and have a minimum of 5 years’ experience.
  • Maintain safe working conditions in a good housekeeping environment
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office is essential
  • A team player with a successful track record in continuous improvement

Responsibilities to include:

  • Policies and Procedures
  • Co-ordinate statutory monitoring
  • Training
  • Personnel
  • Installation Site work

Policies and Procedures

  • Create, develop, implement and sustain the Lionweld Kennedy Health and Safety Plan and the Environmental Plan.
  • Develop and maintain occupational health and safety and environmental systems and procedures based upon approved policy plans
  • Provide continuing advice, guidance and assistance to Line Management on matters pertaining to occupational health and safety and environmental obligations
  • Prepare specialised documentation and liaise with external organisations and authorities on all relative matters
  • Assist in accident investigation and ensure preventative measures are implemented
  • Present OH&S statistics and report monthly to senior management
  • Implement action plans and improvement projects though line of sight and other formats to maintain the Company philosophy on OH&S and environmental matters.

Statutory Monitoring

  • Give advice on timescales and legal requirements of monitoring in line with current legislation regarding health and safety
  • Make the necessary changes to procedures in line with legislation amendments
  • Communicate statutory requirements to all personnel in a timely fashion


  • Initiate and co-ordinate education and training programmes for works grades so that they may develop their own potential
  • Provide information and training to all employees in all aspects of OH&S

Human Resources

  • Carry out Health and Safety induction of all employees
  • Co-ordinate medical examinations, hearing tests, return to work programmes

Installation Site Work

  • Provide guidance on methods of safe systems of work
  • Establish contact with client and agree site visit schedule
  • Promote OH&S awareness with sub-contractors and erection teams
  • Ensure compliance with site specific rules :
  • Tool Box Talks
  • Inspections
  • Reporting Procedure

Sentinel co-ordination

  • Investigate accidents and dangerous occurrences, give recommendations, action plans and prevention strategies.
  • Sentinel Co-ordination ·
  • Manage and maintain the rail specific policies, processes, and systems in the Lionweld BMS in line with all relevant standards, regulations, and legislation.
  • Management of Sentinel Scheme Rules.
  • Management of compliance and the effective investigation and resolution to breaches in the scheme rules.
  • Management of sponsorship, pre-sponsorship, and sub-sponsorship contracts.
  • Management of medicals and drug and alcohol testing.
  • Manage the provision of PPE of staff within the scheme.
  • Manage training of staff within the scheme.
  • Manage site works to ensure they have safe systems of work, that there is regular liaison with site H&S representation, that the H&S ethos is promoted and that site-specific rules are communicated and adhered to.

Position: Permanent with an immediate start

Full Time, Hours of work: 35 hours per week –

Mon- Thur 9.00am -17.00pm, Friday 8.00am – 2.00pm

Salary: Negotiable depending on experience.

Holidays: 25 days per year (Holiday year Jan – Dec) + 8 Bank holidays

Life Insurance: 3 times basic salary whilst in employment

Pension Scheme: Automatic enrolment 5% Employee, 3% Employer. After 1 year in April – Age related up to max 6.5%

Share options scheme: When available and if applicable.

Employee Assistance Programme: Free to employees (Lifeworks)

Free on-site parking.

Close proximity to Town Centre, Bus & Train Stations


We welcome applicants from all sectors of the community, and we aim to recruit a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.


All applicants will be asked to prove that they have the right to work in the UK.