Safety Officer

13 Sep 2017
11 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Safety Officer

Home based

Permanent - Full time

Covering London/South East

Reporting to the Head of Safety, the role holder will ensure legal compliance and where possible a best practice approach to the management of health and safety, providing an environment that is free of risk.


* Provide suitable and sufficient advice to area management, giving them the opportunity to make an informed choice about safety management decisions and practices to effectively manage our working environment through proactive health, safety and environmental management.
* Ensure all areas of Homeserve's business comply with Health and Safety Legislation.
* Support the Head of Safety to design, implement, maintain and review all aspects of the health and safety management system, in line with the latest health and safety guidance.
* Manage all areas of the relevant region's health and safety with due skill, care and diligence including effective controls, risk management and mitigation.
* Analyse incident trends and areas of risk, ensuring lessons are learnt and communicated to the key stakeholders of the region and encourage cross-functional learning through the Head of Safety.
* Work with area service managers, field support specialists and the relevant officer managers to develop practicable and workable health and safety systems, policies and procedures.
* Produce suitable and sufficient risk assessments for activities and processes throughout the region and the assigned office.
* Organise and manage the process of carrying out risk assessments for all display screen equipment users on the site for which the Safety Officer has principal accountability.
* Provide up to date health and safety advice and information to all levels within the organisation as required.
* In conjunction with the Head of Safety, take the lead in implementing and reviewing assigned office's fire safety management system and processes.
* Carry out workplace health and safety inspections and if necessary, organise any remedial actions to remedy defects.
* Ensure RIDDOR reportable accidents are investigated and reports prepared for the Head of Safety to submit to the relevant regulator in a timely manner.
* Prepare regular reports on the Company's health and safety performance with recommendations for improvement detailed where appropriate, and ensure this is communicated to the Head of Safety and the relevant regional Head of Service Operations.


* NEBOSH General Certificate or an equivalent qualification
* Strong influencing and communication skills
* Extensive knowledge and understanding of safety law
* Experience in a relevant safety role within similar organisations


* Project management skills, able to manage a series of projects simultaneously
* Membership of IOSH. IEMA Associate certificate or equivalent qualification
* Approved IOSH and CIEH trainer
* Experience of working in a financial services or other regulated environment

What We Offer

You'll get a competitive salary, 22 days holiday, car, pension scheme, medical, bonus, free HomeServe Cover 8 policy, benefits portal and awards scheme, subsidised restaurant, free onsite parking, a relaxed dress code and the opportunity to be involved in a variety of charitable/volunteer work.

You'll work in a fun, friendly inclusive environment where People understand the value of their contribution to our goals and are encouraged to recognise a job well done. You'll be part of an open, engaged culture where everyone has an equal voice and the opportunity to get involved, as well as make a real difference in our Customers' lives.

Could you be who we're looking for?

It's our People that truly make what we do so special. As part of the HomeServe family your job will be to put our Customers first and we will give you everything you need to make this happen.

This is an exciting time to join HomeServe. We've been named as the third best place to work in the UK by Glassdoor, based solely on the input of our People. Glassdoor also placed HomeServe as one of the top three companies in the UK for maintaining a good work life balance. We've also been recognised as the 'Most improved company in the UK for Customer satisfaction in the services sector' in surveys by the Institute of Customer Service.

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HomeServe is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and we are also happy to discuss flexible working for all of our jobs.

Only agencies on our PSL can provide us with CVs when instructed by our in-house recruitment team. We therefore are not in a position to accept any speculative CVs from agencies who are not on our PSL. If we become aware of unsolicited CVs being sent to us we will accept these as direct applications and process accordingly