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According to the job specification, the postholder will lead several profitable opportunities -- international, shared research, data analytics, digital offerings -- for the HSE and turn them into "commercial offerings delivering more than £1m pa each".
The holder of the £100,000-a-year post will be responsible for growing commercial contracts from £4.5m pa to £15m pa by 2020 by also identifying and developing new commercial contracts.
Those applying for the role must demonstrate a proven track record of leading business development to grow organisations in a science/engineering setting. An understanding of health and safety markets is not essential, the HSE said.
The postholder will report directly to the HSE science and commercial director, Karen Russ, and will be a member of the HSE science and commercial leadership team.
The executive was recommended to increase its commercial activity by Martin Temple, then chair of the manufacturers' body EEF in his review of the executive's functions and efficiency in 2014. Temple was appointed HSE chair earlier this year.
ISO/PC 283, the committee steering the standard, received some 3,000 comments from a consultation on the draft international standard (DIS) which concluded in May. As the ballot of the DIS failed to achieve approval, the standard will go to a DIS2 stage. A draft reflecting any changes is expected in October 2016, the month originally planned for publication of the final text, and the committee plans to provide a second DIS for consultation at the start of 2017.
Speaking at IOSH 2016, at the ExCel in London, the institution’s policy director Shelley Frost said: “IOSH Blueprint is the global blueprint of competency for OSH, and will become the globally recognised benchmark for OSH skills and capability.”The framework, which has been two and a half years in development, has been used by 3,000 members since its beta launch just over three months ago.
On 24 December 2014, J. & J Currie was delivering and offloading a vehicle from a trailer at Galloway Forest, when the hydraulic ramp developed a fault and failed to lower.Andrew Adams, who was accompanied by a delivery driver, attempted to carry out a repair by removing a valve. However, this caused hydraulic pressure to be released and the ramp collapsed on the 61 year old.A ratchet strap, used to secure the ramp, also failed due to its poor condition, Ayr Sheriff Court heard.
On 20 December 2014, Muhammed Zohaib Yasin was observing another employee carrying out repair work on a Vauxhall Corsa.Yasin was at the front of the car adding antifreeze to the engine, when the mechanic he was working with opened the driver’s door and turned on the ignition. The vehicle shot forward trapping and crushing the 27-year-old.An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that the car had no defects but it had been left in gear with the handbrake off.
A Belfast-based Risk & Compliance software provider has been collaborating with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and construction giant Costain as part of an ongoing project to unlock artificial intelligence’s (AI) potential in improving the management of risks on worksites.