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Location: Addlestone, England, United Kingdom 
Job ID: 56016 


We Elevate... You


Join Schindler and help us elevate our world: Use your skills to allow megacities to grow. With our elevators and escalators, we keep the urban world moving.

Since 1874 Schindler has been a Citymaker with proud reputation for elevating not only buildings, but the well-being of everyone who lives and works in them. People, passion, and innovation are the pillars of our success.


Schindler is one of the world's leading suppliers of elevators, escalators and moving walkways. We employ talented individuals in over 100 countries worldwide to design, develop, install, maintain and modernize the mobility systems that keep the world's urban population on the move. We offer a dynamic, forward-looking work environment that enables our employees to innovate and excel in their chosen fields.


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Head of Employee Safety


We Elevate... Your Responsibilities

The purpose of this key position is to manage Health & Safety across the UK and Ireland business by leading and promoting a positive health and safety culture.  Developing, implementing and driving continual improvement “best practice” health and safety strategies and systems across the business.


  • Develop and implement a health and safety strategy for the business and align internal policies ensuring they are in line with Group requirements
  • Create, develop and implement annual action plan to meet targets
  • Support the business to ensure targets are achieved, producing reports and information to support the team
  • Develop all Group Safety initiatives and roll-out across the UK and Irish business
  • Ensure all reports are prepared and submitted on time
  • Establish good communication lines and actively network with the global safety community
  • Promote and ensure all incidents are recorded in the system; conduct thorough investigations leading to the identification of root causes and creation of relevant actions plans, ensuring continuous improvement
  • Carry out risk assessments and consider how risks could be reduced.
  • Support Field Operations and Field Quality Excellence (FQE) defining safe Existing Installations/New Installations (EI/NI) operational procedures which identify and take account all relevant hazards and comply with legislation
  • Manage sub-contractors to ensure compliant with UK legislation and Schindler practices
  • Act as a business partner to relevant departments to support on all aspects of Health & Safety
  • Ensure NGFE Assessments, site inspections, Safety Walks, Observe the Observer visits and internal system audits are being carried out frequently and actions closed out
  • Responsible for managing Safety training for all Field and Staff employees
  • Ensure all relevant records and documentation and maintained, ensuring the fulfillment of any legal requirements is met
  • Provide coaching to Managers as required
  • Promote a positive culture of Safety and Health, through communication and organization of Safety Days.
  • Keep up-to-date with new and existing Health & safety legislation to ensure the UK and Irish businesses are compliant at all times.

We Elevate... Your Best Self

  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent experience
  • Hold a professional Health & Safety qualification
  • Significant experience working in Health & Safety, preferably in the lift or construction industries
  • Demonstrate experience leading a safety culture
  • Full UK driving licence and willingness to travel is essential
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to impact, influence, motivate and coach others
  • High standard of accuracy and attention to detail with excellent written and spoken English
  • Professional and effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism, integrity and emotional maturity
  • Resourceful self-starter who demonstrates leadership skills and instincts, who works well independently as well as in a team
  • Shares information and keeps stakeholders informed

We Elevate... You


Can You Elevate Us?

Be part of a highly driven organisation where high performance connects people and is a vital part of achieving strong business results. Send us your application. 




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