Safety Coordinator - Operations (313_22)

South West region, England /
South West Water – Operations - Waste Water Services /
Permanent full-time
At South West Water we believe that the strongest businesses are built on solid, stable foundations - with a vision and a culture that gives them the freedom to change, improve and innovate.
We’re proud to be responsible for providing reliable, efficient and high-quality drinking water and wastewater services for the beautiful South West area.
And we have huge ambitions.
Not only are we committed to reaching net-zero by 2030, but we’ve also partnered with wildlife charities, National Parks and local partners to help ensure a better future for generations to come.
So, if you want to be part of a diverse team where opportunities flow and fresh ideas are welcomed, #JustAddWater.

If you have exceptional attention to detail and a conscientious attitude, then read on! Are you an excellent communicator with a strong work ethic and a methodical approach?
About the role:
We currently have a fantastic opportunity available for a Safety Coordinator to join our Operations team based within Devon and Cornwall.  You will join us on a full-time, permanent basis, and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £31,530 - £35,700 per annum + excellent benefits.
The role will require you to provide rescue cover and coordination for complex and high risk tasks. You will work under the direction of the Maintenance Compliance and Safety Manager providing a duty of care to all personnel involved in tasks.

What you’ll be doing:

    • Write and document Rescue Plans.
    • Produce Risk Assessments and document Method Statements
    • Source and organise appropriate team members to undertake tasks
    • Carry out visual checks and maintain all safety equipment within the team’s ownership, ensure compliance with all legal mandates for Safety Team equipment and accessories including statutory inspections
    • Organise regular Safety Team training exercises/refresher sessions
    • Undertake necessary external training and qualifications
    • Take lead role in tasks assigned to the Safety Team
    • Carry out confined space, BA and work at height tasks when required and identifying the need for bespoke items of rescue equipment
    • Develop, evaluate and modify rescue tactics as needed
    • Provide progress reports to the Maintenance Compliance and Safety Manager
    • Maintain records and documents in relation to works carried out
    • Deliver safety briefing prior to commencement of task
    • Undertake Task and Site Risk Assessments and support functional Health and Safety requirements as necessary
    • Coordinate and lead MEICA maintenance complex projects and tasks, from inception to completion

What we are looking for:

    • Minimum5 GCSE’s at Grade C or above, including Mathematics, English and a Science subject (or equivalent)
    • A full UK driving license
    • IOSH Managing Safely Certificate
    • Confined Space Access and Rescue trained is desirable
    • Confined Space Trained
    • BA Trained
    • NEBOSH Certificate or ability to achieve
    • First Aid Qualified is desirable
    • Sufficient knowledge of all safety legislation applicable to role
    • Fitness to work to be maintained
    • Understanding of the Risk matrix and the ability to carry out Risk Assessments
    • Ability to work effectively under high pressure situations
    • The ability to assess situations quickly 

What's in it for you:

    • We know that the support and commitment of our staff is key to our success so you will receive the opportunity for ongoing development and training for a long-term career with us. We’re one of the largest companies in the South West and are proud to have been awarded Investors in People recognition.

      In return, we offer an excellent range of benefits including:
    • Generous holiday allowance plus bank holidays
    • A discretionary Bonus
    • Competitive Contributory Pension
    • Share-save Scheme
    • Various health benefits
    • Wellbeing support programmes
    • A range of Group Discounts
    • Cycle to Work Scheme
    • Financial support services
    • And plenty more!
Closing Date: Monday 27th June 2022

If you are looking for a new challenge, please click apply now to be considered as our Safety Coordinator - we look forward to receiving your application.

Please note that the successful candidate will be subject to a mandatory DBS check as part of the onboarding process.

Be yourself, we like it that way. Together, we will build a culture of belonging, where inclusion is instinctive. Diversity is our strength and a reflection of our communities. We care, we value everyone, we celebrate uniqueness.
Our core values which are essential to our success are:
·       Trusted - We do the right thing for our customers and stakeholders.
·       Collaborative - We forge strong relationships working together to make a positive impact.
·       Responsible - We keep our promises to our customers, communities, and each other.
·       Progressive - We are always looking for new ways to improve and make life better.