GB Railfreight Ltd

  • Head of Safety

    Job Locations UK-Peterborough
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/3/2018 10:21 AM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview


    A vacancy has arisen for a Head of Safety within GB Railfreight.  In this role you will provide comprehensive Safety advice  on all Safety, Health, Environment and Quality issues to enable compliance with legislation and rules, regulations and standards.  This role will focus on improving the Safety culture throughout GBRfs to improve business performance.


    The candidate will be required to keep up to date with key changes to legislation to ensure the organisation remains compliant.



    Responsibilities for the Head of Safety, will include:


    • Leading a team ensuring the implementation of the Safety, Health, Environment & Quality strategy
    • You will work with other Professional Heads within the Business to oversee investigations and projects.
    • Application and development of licences and SMS
    • Act as a specialist for identification of hazards and be responsible for ensuring that associated risks are properly assessed.
    • Implement various safety related databases and continuously develop these databases in line with industry best practice.
    • Promote and facilitate Safety and Health awareness and education amongst GBRf staff.
    • Provide advice and support to ensure all proposed changes to GBRfs operations are thoroughly validated before implementation and properly managed to maintain safety.
    • Engage with senior managers, clients and external stakeholders to raise the profile of the function



    • Proven experience in a similar role
    • A NEBOSH Diploma or NVQ 3 & 4 in Occupational Health and Safety
    • The ability to influence and engage key internal and external stakeholders
    • A strong technical knowledge across relevant health and safety legislation, compliance and regulations
    • Excellent IT Skills


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