Health and Safety Practitioner

Chelmsford, Essex
Job Description

The purpose of the Health and Safety Practitioner role is to:

  • Provide the Global Marine UK shore-based facilities with guidance in the management of H&S activities.
  • Report and verify on H&S performance throughout the shore-based facilities.
  • Develop and implement improvement activities to ensure Global Marine Group continues to grow in a safe and responsible way.
  • Reduce Risk to Personnel, the Environment and Assets.


The Health and Safety Practitioner is responsible for a full range of activities that help to ensure the company continues to monitor and improve its product and service offerings to its stakeholders:

 Manage effective programmes to ensure the business maintains safe control of its Personnel, Assets, and the Environment they work within. Whilst carrying out daily operations and activities such as: -

    • QHSE Management Systems
    • Supplier & Contractor Approvals
    • Sustainability obligations
    • Reporting Databases
  • Ensure the continual improvement of the business management systems to ensure the company maintains its market leading position as effectively and efficiently as possible.
  • Ensure that appropriate procedures for the reporting and investigation of incidents are communicated and effectively utilised, to identify corrective and preventative actions.
  • Develop relationships with QHSE & Operational professionals across the company and external stakeholders to ensure a Sharing & Learning network is created and maintained.
  • Maintain effective CAPA systems to ensure business learns from events and develops best practices.
  • Liaise with all enforcement & advisory authorities / organisations within area of responsibility and ensure all matters that affect Group policy are communicated effectively.
  • Support QHSE policy to help deliver cultural development and sustained continual improvement in QHSE performance.
  • Attend relevant QHSE meetings and provide professional advice and guidance to all parties concerned.
  • Facilitate completion of risk assessment activities and ensure line management execute their responsibilities.
  • Outline safe operational procedures which identify and consider all relevant hazards.
  • Conduct regular site inspections to check policies and procedures are being properly implemented.
  • Ensure working practices are safe and comply with U.K. legislation.
  • Lead in-house training with managers and employees about health and safety issues and their risks.
  • Keep records of inspection findings and produce reports that suggest improvements.
  • Keep up to date with new legislation and maintain a working knowledge of all Health and Safety Executive (HSE) legislation and any developments that affect the employer's industry.
  • Advise on a range of specialist areas, e.g., fire regulations, hazardous substances, noise, safeguarding machinery and occupational diseases.

   3.            Communications 

 The Health and Safety Practitioner will regularly liaise with a variety of internal & external personnel at all levels of business:

  • Employee representatives.
  • Customer & Supplier QHSE & Management Teams.
  • Business QHSE Professionals.
  • External enforcement & advisory agencies.
  • EXCO Team.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience

                Qualifications, Skills and Experience

The position requires an effective organiser with strong influencing skills and a commitment to continual improvement, with effective communication styles to influence, persuade and inspire stakeholders.

  • Suitably qualified in H&S-Diploma or competence-based qualifications or relevant degree, or Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner qualifications, such as NEBOSH.
  • Experience in marine, manufacturing and/or construction environment.
  • Ability to identify improvement opportunities through analysis of data.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, person must be able to interface across all areas of the company.
  • Excellent typing and word processing skills.
  • Good level of computer literacy.
  • Effective team player.
  • Calm under pressure and effective in meeting deadlines.
  • At least 2 years post training experience.
  • They must have the right to live and work in the U.K.
  • Driving Licence required.


About The Company

The Global Marine Group is an innovative market leader in offshore engineering with an enviable track record of successful project execution. The Group consists of three business units; Global Marine providing fibre optic cable solutions to the telecommunications and oil & gas markets, CWind delivering a range of project services, CTVs and GWO-accredited training courses to the offshore wind industry and OceanIQ providing unparalleled subsea cable data, survey, route engineering, permitting and consultancy services for telecom and power cable installation projects.

The Group also demonstrates its global reach with two successful joint ventures, SB Submarine Systems in China, and CWind Taiwan.

With a global workforce of over 850 talented individuals, together the Group has installed over 300,000 kilometers of subsea telecoms cable and more than 1,500km of power cables, performed maintenance operations on 33% of the worlds fibre optic cables and offered engineering services, assets and highly qualified personnel for projects at more than 50 wind farms globally.

The Global Marine Group team is full of passionate people, sharing a wealth of knowledge and constantly achieving excellence. Together the Global Marine Group is committed to engineering a clean and connected future.