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Head of Health and Safety ABP Humber Port UK

Location: Europe, United Kingdom

Deadline: 1st February, 2018

Job Details

ABP is the UK’s leading port operator, with a unique network of 21 ports across England, Scotland and Wales. Our ports include Immingham, the UK’s busiest port and Southampton, the UK’s leading export port and number one for cars and cruise. The group’s other activities include rail terminal operations (Hams Hall Rail Terminal), ship’s agency, dredging (UK Dredging Ltd), and marine consultancy (ABPmer). Each port also offers a well-established community of port service providers.


The Role

  • To work directly for the Head of Compliance to coach, challenge and support the Humber region and in particular the Humber Leadership Team approach to Occupational health and Safety management.
  • To manage the Health and Safety team that report to the Head of Health and Safety.
  • To represent the Humber region at Heads of Health and Safety meetings, or other meetings designated by the Head of Compliance.
  • To further support the delivery of business objectives through the provision of industry leading services and provide pro-active management support to re-enforce the Compliance agenda.
  • This role will report to the Head of Compliance and will assist in the arrangement of effective, people, processes and governance of Health and Safety on the Humber leading the HSE Managers and Officers across the Humber, ensuring that their team have the resources, skills and managerial support to deliver against agreed business plans, and provide the appropriate functional support services established with business leaders and ultimately the ABP compliance director.
  • To develop the health and safety long term strategy that will deliver the required improvements to the Humber regions ports


  • Working with the Head of Compliance to lead, manage and develop the HSE team within the compliance function and assist the development of a robust, comprehensive HSE strategy for the Humber consistent with overall ABP Group HSE compliance strategy.
  • To work with the Humber Leadership Team to help support their and improve their approach to health and safety leadership
  • Liaise with the enforcing authorities, insurance companies and other trade organisation’s and outside agencies including local authorities, MCA, Environment Agency, Police, HM Revenue & Customs, HSE etc. on matters relating to compliance at work.
  • Engaging with their respective management team to create a strong compliance culture which recognises local ownership of compliance at all levels and strives to deliver a safe, beyond zero-harm working environment.
  • Initiate, develop and implement safety campaigns to promote safe working practices on and off the job.  This includes reacting where trends are recognised and campaigns introduced to redress the situation, or proactive to address possible risks.
  • Responsible for the ongoing management, development and training of team members. To undertake appraisals (PDR) and to ensure team members have a suitable development plant so that ABP can grow the competency and effectiveness of the health and safety function
  • Ensure health and safety inspections and audits are carried out on a planned basis and submit reports to line managers for their action
  • Ensure managers carry out compliance risk assessments and Safe Systems of Work and advising where necessary including the Humber Marine Teams in compliance with Port Marine Safety Code.
  • Ensure dangerous occurrences and accidents at work are investigated thoroughly and recommend remedial measures to prevent recurrence where necessary.
  • Develop and deliver health and safety training in accordance legislative requirements. Review latest training techniques and products to ensure that APM have world class training for their staff
  • To deliver an expert investigation team within the Humber to ensure that learning from incidents is thoroughly investigated and any learning is embedded at a local and group level
  • Liaise with other industry groups to ensure that latest best practice and any technological advances are brought in to the port industry
  • Design and Implement the Beyond Zero programme in conjunction with health of behavioural safety for the Humber

Skills and Experience


  • Must hold a minimum of a recognised Health and Safety Qualification (BSc. NEBOSH Diploma, NVQ or other relevant qualification) and be a chartered member of IOSH. Must demonstrate CPD (Continuing Professional Development).
  • Extensive experience in assessing risks and formulating safe systems of work in a regulate industry
  • Must have experience of managing and leading health and safety teams in a regulated industry
  • Experience with COMAH, dangerous goods and major hazards would be advantageous.
  • Highly motivated with excellent written, verbal, presentation, training and influencing skills.
  • Good organisational and personnel management skills
  • Able to influence leadership and be considered a credible leader
  • Hold a current UK Driving Licence


  • Experience of working within the Port Industry
  • Cargo Handling in Ports (or equivalent)
  • Worked in a regulated industry


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