Facilities, Health and Safety Co-ordinator

7 days left

Dependent on experience
02 Aug 2019
30 Aug 2019
Eve Hegarty
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently looking for a Facilities, Health and Safety Co-ordinator to join a leading life sciences company based in the Edinburgh area.

The job of a Facilities, Health & Safety Co-ordinator is to oversee the maintenance of equipment and facilities (clean room, laboratory and office) and to support in developing, maintaining and protecting Health & Safety standards within the business.

The Facilities, Health & Safety Co-ordinator will support the entire operation in maintaining facilities and equipment to meet the needs of the business. This will also involve co-ordinating with the landlords to ensure the physical infrastructure is maintained and developed to meet operational demands.

They will also support with developing, maintaining and protecting Health and Safety standards within the company in accordance with current and changing Health and Safety legislation. The role will provide efficient day-to-day coordination, delivery, support and advice regarding all aspects of Health and Safety management across all sites. The Facilities, Health & Safety Co-ordinator will be responsible for highlighting Health and Safety issues and concerns within the business and supporting with the effective resolution of any concerns.


Your duties as the Facilities, Health and Safety Co-ordinator will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. Ensure facilities and equipment are maintained to meet operational demands and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) requirements.

2. Co-ordinate maintenance and repair schedules to ensure minimum disruption to the operation through a schedule of planned preventative maintenance and unplanned maintenance/repairs as required. Working with contractors and equipment providers to provide on site facilities support.

3. Establish a program to bring facility and equipment maintenance activities in-house as appropriate. Completion and review of GMP documentation, including but not limited to maintenance records, incidents/deviations, change controls, risk assessment and Standard Operating Procedures.

4. Developing and maintaining internal health and safety policies/strategies and procedures with support from Quality Assurance and wider management. Reviewing operational practices and supporting with necessary changes.

5. Co-ordinating the completion of health & safety risk assessments and COSHH assessments.

6. Performing site health & safety inspections across clean rooms, laboratories and offices. Providing safety training for new staff and refresher training for existing staff on all relevant health and safety related matters. Keeping up to date and ensuring compliance with current and evolving health and safety legislation.


To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the Facilities, Health and Safety Co-ordinator we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:

1. An appropriate engineering / Scientific qualification with substantial, relevant industry experience. i.e. facilities and/or health and safety experience within a GMP manufacturing operation.

2. Proven industry experience with maintenance, repair and calibration of lab/manufacturing equipment.

3. A comprehensive knowledge of current health and safety legislation as these relate to laboratory science and activities typical of office-based work. An established track record of delivering health and safety improvements in a relevant sector of employment.

4. A NEBOSH qualification is not essential but would be preferred. Formal qualifications in biological and chemical safety would also be welcome.

Key Words: Health and Safety | Facilities | GMP Manufacturing | NEBOSH | Calibration | Maintenance |

Hyper Recruitment Solutions Ltd (HRS) is an Equal Opportunities employer who are certified by Investors in People for talent development. We therefore welcome applications for any interested parties who fulfil the role requirements for this position. HRS is a company exclusively supporting the science and technology sectors, and is made up of a collaboration of recruitment professionals and scientists. We look forward to helping you with your next career moves.

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