Technician – DSEAR & COSHH - 2 posts Ref 10556

School/department: Technical Services/ Division of Operations and Strategic Planning
Hours: Full or part-time considered up to a maximum of 36.5 hours
Core working hours are 8:30am – 5pm, with expectation to work flexible depending on business need and be on call in case of emergencies or call outs.
Contract: 2 year fixed-term
Reference: 10556
Salary: starting at £23,144 to £26,396 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 23 January 2023
Closing date: 17 February 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of this date.
Expected Interview date: to be confirmed
Expected start date: as soon as possible

Job description

We are recruiting two full-time technician positions to join a small task force who will assist in facilitating compliance and management of Health and Safety in laboratory and specialist facilities, namely the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) and Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) in the Science Schools.

Working closely with central and school based H&S officers, academics and other technicians you will be part of a team assisting in ensuring suitable and compliant storage, control and use of hazard substances. This will involve collecting information, updating inventories, assisting in scheduling in contractors and minor works in labs, updating action logs and contributing to Standard Operating Procedures and Risk Assessments. Full training will be provided relating to regulations for DSEAR and COSHH and how they relate to scientific lab environments, however previous experience of working with hazardous chemicals and related training will be a huge advantage.

Please contact Robert Fowler for informal enquiries

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

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