Controller of Site Safety (COSS) / H&S Site Inspector

Job Title:                    Controller of Site Safety (COSS) / Health & Safety Site Inspector

Duration:                    Permanent PAYE

Hours of Work:          40 hours per week ~ Variable across nights and days to suit Inspection region and company needs 

Salary:                         Competitive basic salary

Established in 1997, KH Engineering Services Ltd is one of the UK’s leading providers of mechanical and electrical (‘M&E’) engineering solutions covering the design, management and delivery of services for the rail and wider transport sectors. Our services are typically delivered across five categories; design and survey; M&E installation; lighting installation and testing; bespoke engineering and civil works; and maintenance.

The successful applicant will be working within our HSQE Department to undertake COSS duties across a range of railway-based projects, and pick up site safety inspections as and when required to meet the business needs. You will be confident providing support and advice to management & colleagues relating to Health, Safety, Environmental and Compliance issues whilst working to the highest Health & Safety standards.


  • Promoting and developing a safety-first culture within the business
  • Personal responsibility for ensuring that you are working in a safe and compliant manner at all times
  • Recognise the risks, controls and complexity of the work activity being delivered
  • Record any errors found, changes made or lessons learnt in the SWP
  • Not allow any work to commence or continue when an adequate safe system of work cannot be established or maintained; or new significant risks have been identified and controls are no longer effective.
  • Briefing the work group on planned protection arrangements.
  • Ensure the worksite / track is clear of all tools, equipment and materials that have the potential to endanger or disrupt the operational railway.
  • Delivering Training & Tool Box talks
  • Check all operatives hold appropriate qualifications / license for the activities carried out
  • Assisting with audits
  • Assist with investigations
  • Liaison with clients and enforcement authorities
  • Monitoring standards of compliance
  • Report Writing
  • Ensuring robust risk assessments and method statements are in place for all works being undertaken
  • Accountable for ensuring any remedial actions identified are actioned

Due to the complexity of projects that we work on, we are keen to receive applications from candidates:

  • Holds PTS-ICI and COSS railway competencies
  • Holds NEBOSH or equivalent is desirable
  • Experienced & familiar with working in Civil Engineering / rail and safety critical environments.
  • Demonstrable commitment & passion to working to the highest Health & Safety standards combined with the personal skills necessary to successfully work within a team of Health & Safety professionals.


KH Engineering Services are part of the M Group where we can offer the following company benefits; Health Insurance, 4x salary life assurance, Company Pension Scheme, Developmental Training, 23 days holiday plus bank holidays, Employee Assistance Programme, Company Van & Fuel Card.



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