Health and Safety Manager (AKW)
14th Sep, 2021 Read time 3 minutes

Health and Safety Manager (AKW)

Location: Manchester
Last Updated: 14th September 2021

AKW Global Warehousing are looking for an experienced HSE Manager to provide HSE support for the business across three sites in the Manchester area. The person must have a background in manufacturing and or logistics and warehousing and ideally experience of working within a COMAH regulated facility. This role will report directly to the Operations Director with dotted line reporting into all AKW Directors and the Kinaxia Group HSEQ Manager.

This is a hands-on role; however, the individual will be expected to provide input into strategic planning of HSE management for AKW.

We are a successful well-established Warehousing and Logistics company that is part of Kinaxia Logistics Group, offering excellent opportunities for individuals who enjoy a challenging and a fast-paced working environment.
• Additional benefits:
• Life Assurance
• Pension
• Full Uniform and PPE
• Onsite Parking
• Cycle to work scheme
• Loyalty Awards (recognises employees with 5, 10, 20, 30 and 40 years’ service)
• Employee benefits and discounts across a range of top brands (including shopping, travel, motoring and days out)

Key Roles & Responsibilities include:
• Point of contact for all HSE matters at AKW across multi sites (within the Manchester region).
• Acting as competent person for the business providing support and advising management on all HSE matters.
• Liaising with Group HSEQ Manager and central compliance team.
• Undertaking risk assessments and developing safe systems of work etc
• Supporting the development of a positive HSE culture across the organisation, so we become an industry leader.
• Input into bids and tender documents as required.
• Ensure Customer audits and corporate responsibility and other customer standards are understood and adhered to.
• Client liaison on all HSE matters.
• Promotion of Health & Wellbeing initiatives so staff across all sites.
• Identifying areas of concern and supporting line managers.
• Taking part in health and safety meetings and committee and employee consultation.
• Ensure compliance with all current HSE legislation and applicable standards.
• Promote and support near miss reporting.
• Perform/support site HSE inspections and audits.
• Monitor and ensure corrective actions are closed out as required.
• Undertaking and supporting accident and incident investigations.
• Ensure the company meets its environmental obligations and is environmentally compliant. all projects are meeting environmental obligations.
• Producing and reporting of KPI`s.
• Identifying areas where ‘lean principals’ can be applied.
• Keeping up to date with changes in HSE legislation and best practice and communicating this information to the site management.
• Developing and delivering HSE and identifying training requirements.
• Ensure safe contractor management and permit to work systems.

Key Skills and qualifications required:
• Strong background in HSE management within manufacturing and or warehousing and logistics.
• Pick and Pack Operation experience would be advantageous.
• Experience in Lower Tier COMAH Chemical Warehousing is desirable.
• Knowledge and experience of ISO 45001, 14001, 9001.
• Auditing preferably to ISO 14001 ISO 45001, 9001
• Excellent communicator with a natural ability for building and maintaining relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
• You will have the ability to use a wide range of techniques to influence change at all levels of the organisation.
• Minimum NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health (or equivalent) preferably working towards a diploma or equivalent.
• Strong understanding of safety management systems and H&S legislations.
• Minimum Tech IOSH, preferably Grad IOSH or CMIOSH.
• Experience in incident investigation and auditing.
• Lead auditor qualifications in any of the above would be advantageous.

For more information, please visit the Kinaxia Website:

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