Health and Safety Director - Stockport

Health and Safety Director Jobs

Healthy and safety is a legal requirement for any business, especially in the logistics industry where heavy transport, warehouses, potentially hazardous materials and bulk goods are inherently dangerous if the correct health and safety procedures are not observed.

The role of the Health and Safety director is to assume responsibility for the promotion of excellence in professional practise of health and safety. As the focal point, this role will oversee the recruitment of H&S personnel on a continuing basis and the provision of HR support, training and mentoring across the organisation.

The skills required

The Health and Safety Director must have extensive experience health and safety within a particular field at high level positions and proven experience as a Health and Safety Director, a track record of being an excellent leader with experience of bringing together teams of professionals to deliver key objectives.

Integral to the positon of health and safety director is professional credibility, excellent influencing skills, experience in leading change and a clear understanding of the wider health sector and how it impacts service delivery.

Passionate about safety, well-being and legal compliance to be able to lead on H&S strategy development and delivery for the division. Experienced and effective in coaching H&S to internal and external stake holders while ensuring service level agreements and key performance indicators are met.

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Health and Safety Director Jobs in Stockport

Only six miles south of Manchester, Stockport is situated on the confluence of the rivers Goyt, Tame and Mersey. It's a town that has long been associated with manufacturing and is a good location for those seeking Health and Safety Director opportunities.

Contrary to what you would expect by looking at the town's name, Stockport was never much of a port town since the Mersey is a fairly narrow and shallow waterway in this region. Rather, the name simply combines the Old English words for 'marketplace' and 'hamlet'.

Indeed, Stockport has been a hub of commerce for hundreds of years, mainly as a source for textiles and hats, producing as many as six million pieces of headwear a year at the industry's peak.

Silk weaving and cotton spinning expanded during the 18th century with mills that were first powered by water, then steam. Other related industries included block making, trimming manufacture and leather ware.

Hat making in Stockport finally came to an end in the 1990s and the textile industry has also declined significantly. However, the town has moved with the times and its economy is now mainly based in the service sector.

The financial industry employs a large portion of Stockport's population, with companies like the Co-Op Bank and Swinton Insurance having facilities in the area.

In addition, manufacturing plays a part in the local economy. For example, BAE Systems, United Biscuits, PZ Cussons and NXP Semiconductors have factories in Stockport. What's more, Robinsons is a regional brewery that produces around 35,000 barrels of beer a year.

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