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HSE Manager

Date: 20-Mar-2021

Location: Chessington, KTT, GB, KT9 2NY

Company: Steris Corporation

At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Position Summary

The Regional Health Safety & Environment Manager is responsible for providing HSE support, advice and solutions, ensuring compliance, and developing best practice on health and safety issues for the STERIS IMS Instrument Processing operations and other locations as required. The position is also responsible for driving high standards of safety performance enabling the STERIS business to achieve its HSE objectives.

Working closely with regional management and the operational business to champion, communicate and ensure the delivery of the regional HSE strategy with the objective of making and keeping the business safe against existing and emerging health and safety, fire safety, security and environmental risks. Building internal HSE competence and capability through the delivery of HSE support, training, audit and review.
Supporting the Senior Manager, Regional Health Safety & Environment to implement, review and audit best practice HSE management systems across the region, contributing to the development of robust, innovative health, safety and environment (HSE) standards, policies, guidance and practice.


1.    Provide proactive, efficient and professional HSE advice, coaching and support to regional IMS EMEA facilities and functional teams.
2.    Work with allocated sites, site managers, regional teams and senior operators to communicate and drive compliance with HSE standards to ensure a safe working environment.
3.    Ensure that effective management of health, safety and environment is embedded at an operational level within the business, and that managers and employees at all levels are aware of their HSE responsibilities.
4.    Contribute to the development of and support the effective implementation of the regional HSE strategy, participating in the regular review of the strategy and its implementation.
5.    Support the development, monitoring and maintenance of HSE Management Systems that are equivalent and aligned to the ISO 45001 and 14001 management standards the continuous improvement of the Safety Management System and 
6.    Manage the effective implementation of HSE management systems, policies, standards, procedures and guidelines.

7.    Support continuous improvement and solutions to occupational exposures and deliver strong results from behavioral based processes.
8.    Support the development, completion and ongoing review of risk assessments, advising on the suitability and application of risk control measures, identify and report on inadequately controlled risks and non-compliance with statutory or internal non-compliance.
9.    Support the development of and deliver HSE training and other engagement initiatives that improve employee awareness, competency and safety performance.
10.    Monitor and report on training completion, performance and compliance, using feedback to identify opportunities for improvement.
11.    Ensure that all incidents, accidents, near misses and crises are appropriately reported, escalated and managed.
12.    Respond to incidents and accidents, claims, enforcement action and crises, carrying out investigations in accordance with the global HSE framework and ensuring appropriate actions are identified to prevent recurrences.
13.    Report on regional safety performance, supporting the collection and analysis of safety performance data and HSE metrics, identifying areas of concern and appropriate actions.
14.    Carry out internal and support third-party HSE audits and reviews, ensure that reports are issued in a timely manner and that all exceptions are appropriately escalated and addressed.
15.    Support allocated major project works and acquisition / integration activities, ensuring that consistent regional HSE standards are adopted and implemented.
16.    Develop and maintain proactive relationships with relevant industry bodies, key suppliers and regulatory bodies.
17.    Maintain knowledge and awareness of regional HSE legislation, best practice and emerging risks, reporting changes that may impact the business and support the development of effective response strategies.
18.    Assist other HSE colleagues as required to build global HSE team effectiveness and capability


Duties - cont'd

1.    Support environmental compliance, including conducting reviews, to ensure business units are fully compliant with relevant environmental requirements.
2.    Support the identification, communication and implementation of existing, new and/or revisions to existing environmental regulations. 
3.    Support and coordinate environmental compliance tasks.

Required Experience

Experience with multi-site operations.
Experience of working as part of a field-based HSE team

Preferred Experience

1.    Ability to work both independently and as part of a regional / global team.
2.    Strong people management and leadership skills, including facilitation, training, and mentoring skills.
3.    Strong interpersonal and influencing skills with ability to manage site-level and regional operational management relationships.
4.    Pragmatic approach with ability to effectively balance technical and commercial demands
5.    Strong project/problem resolution skills.
6.    Working knowledge of Safety and Health Management Systems (ISO 45001), Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001).
7.    Ability to develop and deliver effective training.
8.    Highly effective communication skills; written and oral.
9.    Confident with the use of IT systems, e-learning platforms and software.  Understanding of applicable computer systems, such as Microsoft Office, SharePoint, databases, and function specific software.


STERIS plc is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with more than 12,000 employees worldwide.

STERIS strives to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.