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Health and Safety Manager

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Per annum, pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Here at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, the safety of patients and colleagues is vital to ensure a smooth running of the Trust's daily operations. That's why we are looking for a Health and Safety Manager to join our Dynamic Resilience team, to continually challenge and improve our statutory compliance relating to Health, Safety and Fire.

We are looking for someone who has experience working in Health and Safety, to support staff and management teams in realising a culture of proactive health and Safety management, risk assessment, and learning across the Trust.

You will be able to provide expert advice to Trust management and lead on all Health and Safety/Fire matters related to the physical environment and estate, ensuring that it meets all relevant statutory requirements and is compliant with all health and safety legislation, guidance, best practice and new developments.

Main duties of the job

The primary responsibility of the post holder will be to ensure that Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust meets its obligations under Health and Safety law by developing, implementing and reviewing robust health and safety management systems, policies and procedures. The successful candidate will work alongside the Fire team supporting with Risk assessments and Fire related projects.

You will have a key role in ensuring that all buildings occupied by the Trust are, as far as is reasonably practicable, safe from fire and free from hazards related to security and general health, safety and welfare and that all staff are appropriately trained and informed in respect of their role, their responsibilities and the working environment.

You will provide specialist skills and knowledge to support organisation governance and this will involve the completion of audits and inspections and the subsequent preparation and communication of management reports and statistical information relating to Safety including Fire.

You will provide the support in the field of Fire safety and technical fire detection device management. Communicating regularly with clinical staff and service managers, the Resilience manager will advise and support on matters relating to the organisations fire detection systems, fire safety training, fire strategies and fire safety compliance.

About us

We have 10,000 fantastic people working hard to deliver quality services to our patients. Whatever your role, you help look after 370,000 people in our local area & give specialist care to 1.5 million people across Lancashire & Cumbria.

Working with us gives you the knowledge and sense of pride that every activity you do genuinely does make a difference to support our patients & staff, ensuring we keep thriving & delivering outstanding healthcare right across our local towns.

You'll have access to varied development opportunities, learn new skills, meet fab people & do things you'd never have done. You'll learn about working in a hospital, interacting with people from all different roles to build skills & enhance your career path.

You'll make an impact, be challenged to think differently, be bold & help innovate to keep improving things. Everything we do centres around patient care which means your role is pivotal and something really to be proud of.

Job description

Job responsibilities

RESILIENCE H&S Manager (Estate & Physical Environment)
  • You will be involved in the legislative H&S risk assessment process of work places, analysing results and prioritising remedial actions and preparing emergency plans and to subsequently conduct periodic audits and inspections
  • You will be involved in the legislative H&S risk assessment process of work places, analysing results and prioritising remedial actions and preparing emergency plans and to subsequently conduct periodic audits and inspections
  • To help to prepare and carry out training programmes for all Trust staff, liaising with the departmental managers in the organisation of regular staff training
  • To deliver Trust mandatory requirements
  • To help to manage and supervise adequate provision and help to ensure accurate records of all H&S incidents are kept via Datix
  • Investigate occurrences and take appropriate actions
  • To provide emergency response when needed across the whole of he Resilience team.
  • Responsibility within the Fire Safety Department

To support the Assistant Director of Resilience in the development of a Trust wide Estates Safe Systems of Work through proactively;
  • Supporting the audit process of all Divisional and specific project related Risk Assessments
  • Investigation and report to the Assistant Director of Resilience on the findings of all reported accidents and incidents whilst also liaising with the wider Governance H&S team

Maintain a library of key documents relevant to Health and Safety to be held on the Trust intranet
  • Develop teaching materials as appropriate to deliver the training courses described above
  • Prepare reports as directed to improve H&S awareness and promote a positive and pro-active stance to H&S

To play a critical part in the Governance of health and safety at LTHTR
  • Write, promulgate and maintain up to date policies, procedures and guidelines to inform the whole Trust in respect of regulatory compliance and all other matters necessary to ensure that the safety domains are managed effectively
  • Help to ensure that the Trust is prepared to respond appropriately in the event of an incident or emergency either internally or externally by undertaking audits and inspections across the safety domains and producing reports accordingly
  • Helping to ensure that the Trust is prepared to respond appropriately in the event of an incident or emergency either internally or externally by reviewing safety management arrangements both at corporate and at Divisional levels

Person Specification

Qualifications and Education


  • oEducated to degree level with a willingness to work towards membership of a professional organisation within the relevant Safety Domain
  • oQualifications within safety at least Nebosh general certificate one of the tertiary specialisations, e.g., Fire or Security, or equivalent experience
  • oFire Risk Assessment course at Fire Service College


  • oNebosh Degree or at least Nebosh certificate working towards a degree.
  • oExperience in Physical environment works such as engineering safety, CDM Regs, working at height etc.
  • oWritten safety policy documentation.
  • oSafety audit and training experience.
  • oQualification in relation to HTMs NHS standards

Knowledge and Experience


  • oAn understanding of Safety within a NHS environment.
  • oDetailed Physical Safety knowledge.
  • oA capable and competent trainer with experience in the production of lesson plans, training support packages. Able to monitor trends and update training packages to ensure currency and relevancy.


  • oSome experience in a NHS environment dealing with non-patient safety issues
  • oDealing with on-site. contractors essential HSE procedures testing and reporting on standards

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