Head of Health & Safety

United Kingdom Head of Health & Safety

Polygon are the market leader in Property Damage Restoration. For over 60 years we have delivered best-in-class service, while our constant investment in our people, technology and equipment ensures that we continue to be the UK’s premier restoration company to work for.

We help people who have suffered losses caused by events such as fire, flood, accidental damage and storm. Our core values of Integrity, Excellence and Empathy serve as a guide to our people in their everyday interactions with others.

The main purpose of the role is to proactively lead Health & Safety across Polygon UK & Ireland ensuring the well-being of all colleagues, compliance with relevant regulations and the creation of a safe working envirnoment. 

Key Activities will include but not be limited to 

  • Developing and implementing health and safety policies, procedures and guidelines that comply with UK legislation and industry standards. 
  • Regularly review and update policies to ensure ongoing relevance and effectiveness 
  • Develop and implement strategies to mitigate risks and prevent accidents or incidents.
  • Raise awareness of health and safety issues and promote a positive safety culture within the organisation.
  • Collaborate with all departments to integrate health and safety considerations into daily operations.
  • Investigate accidents, incidents, and near misses to determine their root causes.
  • Develop and implement corrective actions to prevent the recurrence of incidents.
  • Liaise with regulatory authorities, as needed.
  • Collect and analyse health and safety data to identify trends and areas for improvement.
  • Prepare and submit regular reports to management and relevant stakeholders.
  • Drive continuous improvement in health and safety performance by implementing best practices and adopting new technologies or methodologies.
  • Serve as the organisation's representative in legal matters related to health and safety.

To succeed in this position we believe you need to be....

  • Chartered in Health & Safety CMIOSH
  • Certified membership of the Association of project safety CMAPS, CDM related 
  • Thorough knowledge of CDM regulations 2005
  • Extensive experience of the application of the CDM regulations 2005 both client side and contractor side (essential)
  • Significant experience in a senior role with a major general contractor or major specialist contractor, either operational or health and safety.
  • Qualified to carry out fire risk assessments.
  • Qualified to act in the role of responsible person, water quality / Legionella.
  • Experience in advising on training requirements at all levels.

What we offer in return is......


• 25 days holiday

• Annual bonus scheme

• 7% employer pension contribution

• Annual personal review

• Seasonal flu jabs

• Employee assistance programme

• Wide range of development and training

• Team building events

• Income Protection Scheme

If you would be interested in seeing the complete job description and learning more then please send your CV to UK.jobs@polygongroup.com

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