Global logistics, UK and Ireland distribution, warehouse storage, customised contract packaging and worldwide freight services

Health & Safety Manager

Salary: Competitive

Contract type: Permanent

Location: Fraser Place, Trafford Park, Manchester, M17 1ED

AKW Global Warehousing are looking for an experienced Health & Safety Manager to provide HS support for the business across two sites in the Manchester area. The person must have a background in manufacturing and or logistics and warehousing and ideally experience of working within a COMAH regulated facility. This role will report directly to the Operations Director with dotted line reporting into all AKW Directors and the Kinaxia Group HSEQ Manager.

This is a hands-on role; however, the individual will be expected to provide input into strategic planning of HSE management for AKW.

We are a successful well-established Warehousing and Logistics company that is part of Kinaxia Logistics Group, offering excellent opportunities for individuals who enjoy a challenging and a fast-paced working environment.

Key Roles & Responsibilities include:

  • Point of contact for all HSE matters at AKW across multi sites (within the Manchester region).
  • Acting as competent person for the business providing support and advising management on all HSE matters.
  • Liaising with Group HSEQ Manager and central compliance team.
  • Undertaking risk assessments and developing safe systems of work etc
  • Supporting the development of a positive HSE culture across the organisation, so we become an industry leader.
  • Input into bids and tender documents as required.
  • Ensure Customer audits and corporate responsibility and other customer standards are understood and adhered to.
  • Client liaison on all HS matters.
  • Promotion of Health & Wellbeing initiatives so staff across all sites.
  • Identifying areas of concern and supporting line managers.
  • Taking part in health and safety meetings and committee and employee consultation.
  • Ensure compliance with all current HSE legislation and applicable standards.
  • Promote and support near miss reporting.
  • Perform/support site HSE inspections and audits.
  • Monitor and ensure corrective actions are closed out as required.
  • Undertaking and supporting accident and incident investigations.
  • Ensure the company meets its environmental obligations and is environmentally compliant. all projects are meeting environmental obligations.
  • Producing and reporting of KPI`s.
  • Identifying areas where 'lean principals' can be applied.
  • Keeping up to date with changes in HSE legislation and best practice and communicating this information to the site management.
  • Developing and delivering HSE and identifying training requirements.
  • Ensure safe contractor management and permit to work systems.

Key Skills and qualifications required:

  • Strong background in HSE management within manufacturing and or warehousing and logistics.
  • Pick and Pack Operation experience would be advantageous.
  • Experience in Lower Tier COMAH Chemical Warehousing is desirable.
  • Knowledge and experience of ISO 45001, 14001, 9001.
  • Auditing preferably to ISO 14001 ISO 45001, 9001
  • Excellent communicator with a natural ability for building and maintaining relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • You will have the ability to use a wide range of techniques to influence change at all levels of the organisation.
  • Minimum NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health (or equivalent) preferably working towards a diploma or equivalent.
  • Strong understanding of safety management systems and H&S legislations.
  • Minimum Tech IOSH, preferably Grad IOSH or CMIOSH.
  • Experience in incident investigation and auditing.
  • Lead auditor qualifications in any of the above would be advantageous.


To apply please email or call 01625 728032