Health & Safety Manager

Warning! this machine has no brain, please use your own. Join the Singer team and help keep everyone safe.

Health & Safety Manager

Make a global impact with a great team, in a cool culture, and a healthy work-life balance. Work on robotics projects from concept to market while contributing to cures for cancer and renewable energies. Not to forget, you would live in the countryside working for Somerset’s Employer of the Year!!!

The Role

This role is currently undertaken by the Operations Manager and will be a new department with scope for growth in parallel with the growth of Singer Instruments. Being a Health and Safety Manager, you will own all aspects of health and safety in all areas of the business, ensuring that our organisation meets the necessary legislative obligations and drive the continuous improvement of health and safety throughout our business. You will facilitate the ongoing development of health and safety policies and practices to make sure all staff is adhering to these standards, coordinating and auditing areas of the business where responsibility and supervision are devolved to other team members. You will support the Research & Development team to ensure products meet the relevant standards required. You will own the health and safety department’s targets, improvements, and budgets, reporting to the company in line with our transparent philosophy. Your Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Promoting a positive health and safety culture throughout Singer Instruments
  • Developing health and safety management systems including compliance with external audits
  • Managing, coordinating and conducting audits, including liaising with external agencies
  • Creating, supporting and developing the health & safety strategy
  • Developing internal and external networks to allow performance to be benchmarked
  • Ensuring compliance with legislation and incorporate any updates in law into the health and safety policy, procedures and processes
  • Business risk analysis and risk assessments, including COVID-19
  • Undertaking accident/incident investigations and driving robust resolutions
  • Reducing the number of health and safety incidents to a minimum and follow correct reporting rules
  • Supporting other areas of the business as required

The Team

You will do this as a member of the Operations Team but will work with all areas of the business, including the senior leadership, to ensure best practice. Our Headquarters encompass a Sales & Finance office, an Electro-Mechanical Assembly area, a CNC Workshop, a Bio-Laboratory, and a Stores area among others. As growth occurs at Singer Instruments, you may need to recruit and select your own team in line with demand, so you will need to be a developed leader and manager or working to evolve these skills

The Reward

The work you do will help scientists in laboratories in over 50 countries accelerate their research efforts on global challenges such as cures for cancer and solutions for renewable energies while keeping all contributors and stakeholders safe and well.

Key Requirments

  • Credible qualifications in health and safety, including operations experience with excellent leadership skills
  • Excellent IT, written and verbal communication skills in order to work with, provide advice to, train, and promote excellence in Health and Safety to all staff
  • The ability to organise and prioritise workload
  • A flexible approach to working hours and a Continuous Professional Development mindset
  • The ability to organise and prioritise workload

Understanding of

The regulations usually encountered on a manufacturing site such as but not limited to:

  • Manual Handling
  • Fire
  • IPC
  • DSE
  • Facilities management and maintenance schedules
  • Tools and machinery
  • Waste management

Bonus Requirements

  • A track record of project management
  • Experience of working with senior management
  • Collaborating with Research, User Experience, Product, and Sales teams to participate in and support practical application development.
  • Familiarity of working in a multi-faceted site including CNC Workshops, Electro-Mechanical Assembly and DSE
  • Experience of creating, maintaining and reaching externally audited management standards such as ISO
  • Appreciation of Machinery Directives and Harmonised Standards
  • Expertise in leading and coordinating multi-disciplined teams and their leadership
  • Proficiency in implementing and supporting 5s and associated information systems
  • BBQ Skills!!!


  • An industry-recognised qualification such as the NEBOSH Diploma (or equivalent to the same level) and we will consider individuals currently undertaking training, but passing will be a requirement of probation period sign-off
  • You will be expected to have or obtain accreditation/membership/chartered status of a recognised health & safety body and maintain CPD as required by said body


Singer Instruments is a small but rapidly growing UK-based company that develops and provides hardware and software solutions for laboratory automation. Singer stays ahead of the competition through constant innovation and by encouraging all staff to input to the business. This is a great time to join with lots of exciting projects in the pipeline. This would suit someone looking to be a technical expert and work for a close-knit company in which you can make a real difference and shape the future. With offices in California, Singapore, and Germany, and our headquarters in the beautiful Exmoor National Park in the South West of England, we’re close to all the outdoor activities that you could imagine!

A bit about us…

Established in 1934, Singer Instruments is a relatively small (50 people) but rapidly expanding UK-based family business that develops and provides hardware and software solutions for laboratory automation.

Our customers are doing amazing things across all facets of biological science including genetics, neuroscience, cancer biology, and biofuel engineering. Our customers include the world’s top 50 universities, NASA, and some of the most famous beer and wine producers. The beer in your fridge may have been researched using one of our microscopes!

We’ve got offices in California, Singapore, and Germany with our HQ in the beautiful Exmoor National Park in the South West of England.


Starting at:
£26,000 – £30,000 p.a.



37.5 per week



Profit Share for Nerds
Equity for Nerds
Healthcare scheme
Flexible working options



29 days holiday including Bank Holidays
Holiday bonus on length of service



Singer HQ, Roadwater near Minehead, Somerset



Full-time Contract



Application deadline
16th October, 2020

Cv Screening
23rd October, 2020

First-round online interviews
30th October, 2020

Face to face interviews
6th November, 2020

November/December 2020


Apply Now

Fill out my online form.

Available Jobs