TWYFORD WATERWORKS TRUST – March 2014
ROLE DESCRIPTION – HEALTH & SAFETY OFFICER
Health & Safety is of paramount importance to our operation, and we have taken the opportunity of reviewing this position as part of our Return to Steam Project. This position reports directly to the Hon. Chairman and the Board of Trustees.
Ensure that all reasonable and proper measures are taken to protect the health and safety of everyone working and/or visiting the Twyford Waterworks site
1 Review, monitor and amend as necessary, the Twyford Waterworks Trust’s (the Trust) Health and Safety (H & S) policy and procedures
2 Ensure that all personnel working at the site are aware of the Trust’s H & S policy, procedures and risk assessments
3 Ensure that the site complies with the relevant safety legislation as far as is reasonably practicable.
4 Carry out relevant training for personnel, to ensure safe practices are understood and adhered to
5 Carry out risk assessments for work activities, and ensure procedures are in place for personnel to be aware of them as appropriate Encourage lead volunteers to carry out the assessments for their projects.
6 Carry out inspections from time to time to check that H & S procedures are being followed, including an annual inspection to be undertaken jointly with Southern Water
7 Investigate any accident or H & S concern and report findings to the Trustees, and make amendments to procedures if appropriate
8 Keep appropriate records relating to H & S issues, and ensure that all equipment certification is up to date
9 Keep up to date with new legislation and changes affecting the role
10 Advise on a range of areas affecting H & S, such as signage, noise levels, protective equipment, safe use of machinery, and others relevant to the site