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Lifting & Slinging Specialist


Bristol, GB, BS3 2HQ

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:                     Lifting and Slinging Specialist

Location:                     Bristol

Compensation:           Competitive

Role Type:                   Full time / Permanent

Role ID:                       SF54351


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Lifting and Slinging Specialist at our Ashton Vale site


The role
As a Lifting and Slinging Specialist, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You will play a pivotal part by overseeing lifting operations, representing the M&MRO management team, and ensuring compliance with legislation and Babcock policy.


You'll take the lead in planning, executing, and documenting lifting operations, emphasizing adherence to regulations. Your expertise is crucial in maintaining safe practices during operations, advising on best practices, and ensuring shop floor operatives follow established processes.


Day to day you will:

  • Prepare lift plans and method statements prior to conducting complex lifts.

  • Carry out and review risk assessments.

  • Plan, conduct and/or oversee complex lifting operations.

  • Keep abreast of legislation and best practice and advise production staff.

  • accordingly

  • Train and mentor shop floor operatives to carry out safe lifting operations.

  • Main point of contact for insurance inspections, hosting the insurance

  • representative, making lifting equipment available for inspection ensuring.

  • cranes are in a safe location and isolated where appropriate and maintaining.

  • inspection certification and records

  • Operate a lifting equipment store and satellite equipment points on the Bristol.

  • site

  • Take ownership of slinging and lifting within the production department, propose.

  • and facilitate continuous improvement.


This position involves mostly onsite work with flexibility of occasional days working from home.


Essential experience of the Lifting and Slinging Specialist

  • Proven track record of operating safe systems of work for lifting and slinging operations

  • Hold an Appointed Person Qualification (preferably CPCS or NPORS competent with relevant NVQ and experience)

  • Experience in slinging / rigging

  • Experience in lifting equipment thorough examinations


The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC clearance level for this role.


Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance

  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance

  • Employee share scheme

  • Employee shopping savings portal

  • Payment of Professional Fees

  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave.

  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement.

  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity.


Babcock International

For over 130 years Babcock International have helped to defend nations, protect communities, and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal.


If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


Closing date: 08/01/2024



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