What is the purpose of the role?
This position carries a high level of responsibility ensuring that all inspection of portable and fixed lifting equipment is carried out in line with legal requirements to ensure the company meets and maintains its statutory obligations under the lifting equipment and lifting operations regulations 1998 (LOLER).
What makes this role unique?
We have recently set up an internal team to carry out inspections of lifting equipment. The team works within our safety, health and wellbeing team, thus providing the required independence from the operational business. This is a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to work within this newly formed team providing an essential service to our businesses wide ranging operational sites.
What will this role involve?
Understand full requirements of LOLER and wider health and safety legislation.
Planning & scheduling inspections with site managers.
Carrying out LOLER inspections to regulatory standards and timeframes.
Completion of statutory records for compliance database and be fully auditable.
Reporting defects to the enforcing authorities and act as point of contact as required.
Reporting on compliance position each month.
Ensuring all sites remain in a compliant position.
Advising site managers on LOLER requirements so in depth understanding of the relevant legislation is essential.
Ensuring all equipment meets relevant statutory standards.
Ensuring actions are raised to site managers on defective equipment and providing reasonable timeframes for completion.
Exploring solutions with technical specialists /contractors.
What are we looking for?
Are you confident with inspection and reporting procedures? Are you a champion of health and safety by promoting and demonstrating zero compromise? We are seeking a relevant LEEA (lifting equipment engineers association) qualified engineer with a developed technical specialism to ensure correct solutions are in place for the business. The ideal person will have a good knowledge of inspection techniques applicable to lifting equipment as well as knowledge on H&S and lifting legislation and must be able to make decisions based on legal and technical requirements, with a good understanding of risk assessments and method statements. Due to the nature of this role, a full UK driving licence is needed.
Thames Water information and salary details
This role is based at Deephams sewage treatment works in Middlesex, but will also be covering other sites in the region. We are offering a salary of up to £32,000 depending on experience and qualifications. Our excellent salary package includes a company vehicle, competitive contributory pension and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus many more.
About Thames Water
Thames Water is the largest water and waste-water services company in the UK. We provide the essential service at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment to 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley and we are going through a period of exciting change. On a typical day we supply 2.6 billion litres of top quality drinking water and our 350 sewage treatment works treat more than 4.2bn litres of waste-water. Our 85,000 miles of water mains and sewers would wrap around the world three-and-a-half times.
We are focusing like never before on delivering brilliant services and providing our customers with a great experience. We are in the process of transforming our business in order to achieve this. To help us succeed, we need a range of new skills and capabilities and will be recruiting for these in the coming months. We are on the lookout for talented people across our entire region who are interested in helping us to become the best water and waste-water company in the UK.
Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer.
Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 27/12/2018.