Supervisor SWL2

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We have set out to be the market leader in technology and connectivity integration across UK infrastructure.

We will draw upon our core values and out-perform others, delivering excellence through customer responsiveness, collaboration, and innovation.

In doing so we will create a sustainable future for our people and our customers, reshaping and influencing the industries we operate in.

Working in partnership with our customer we intend to achieve the extraordinary.

Main duties

As part of your day to day role, you are responsible for the following;

  • A safe work leader is the person with overall responsibility for the safety of all planned work on Network Rail worksites. He or she will manage operational and task safety risks when working on the rail infrastructure. There will only ever be one person undertaking the role of safe work leader (SWL) on each work site. Depending on the activities, the safe work leader may be supported by task leaders / COSS (controllers of site safety).  A task leader / COSS is the person responsible for carrying out a particular job / task within a worksite in a possession.  The SWL will be involved in planning the tasks and will be important in deciding whether any late changes to the plan can be accepted.  All work on or near the line, and any work which poses a risk to the safe running of the operational railway, will require an SWL and a permit to work. Permits will be issued for each activity before work starts.
  • A SWL2 can plan and manage a worksite within a possession: they will lead and manage the risks of multiple tasks and how they interface. A task leader will lead each work area.
  • The safety of both Linbrooke employees and clients/public who may come into contact with our day to day operations
  • Incident, close call, near miss reporting
  • Initial incident management and safety of operatives and rail infrastructure
  • The quality of installation of assets onto the Rail infrastructure
  • The day to day management of both direct & indirectly employed operatives onsite
  • Site inductions for direct and indirect employees and site visitors
  • The productivity of staff booking time to the project
  • Delivery & return of safety briefings
  • Transient site set up & closure
  • The control of materials onsite
  • The control of plant onsite and its correct use age
  • Weekly sign off of times sheet for the project
  • Carry out weekly site inspections
  • Mobilisation & demobilisation of site
  • Record/manage site staff working hours
  • Collate Health & Safety file information and submit to Design Manager as per Project Plan
  • Collation & return of SSOW / WPP / Task Briefings
  • Involvement with planning and delivering safe works (PDSW)
  • Ensure that all work is undertaken in accordance with signed AFC designs
  • Ensure that all allocated installation staff hold the necessary Linbrooke Authority To Work certificates for the project
  • Ensure that that the potential for design change is notified to the delivery engineer at the earliest opportunity to allow the CRE/designer to review and provide alternatives
  • Complete sign the installation check sheets as verification of works complete in accordance with the AFC design and quality standards and return these to the delivery engineer
  • Maintain records of installation personnel utilised for the project on a day to day basis
  • Maintain photographs of all installation works pre and post works
  • Maintain as built “red penned” (with Delivery engineer)
  • Comply at all times to the requirements of Linbrooke Services HSQE policies and in accordance with the Health & Safety at Work Act.
  • Actively support & encourage Linbrooke Services Ltd.’s HSQE principles across projects.


  • Listed in Level 1 supervisor competency matrix


  • Relevant trade/construction experience.
  • PTS certificate
  • SWL or conversion arranged
  • COSS
  • Driving License
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Project safety management experience.
  • Working knowledge of safety, quality and environmental procedures.
  • Basic IT skills linked to good document management



All employees must be able to speak the English language with fluency with good oral and written skills. Fluency relates to a person's language proficiency and their ability to speak with confidence and accuracy, using accurate sentence structures and vocabulary. For those whose first language is a signed language, all reasonable adjustments will be made.

Comply at all times with the requirements of Linbrooke Services’ HSEQ policies and in accordance with the Health & Safety at Work Act. Delivery of all work in accordance with Linbrooke Services’ quality procedures and customer standards and specifications. Support the business during quality audits and demonstrate compliance.


As of May 2018, the new European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force and will impact every organisation which holds or processes personal data. These regulations will remain in force regardless of the United Kingdom’s status as a European Union member state.

The GDPR will work alongside the 2018 Data Protection Act to require organisations to demonstrate compliance with the regulations, will apply more stringent enforcement of these requirements and will impose substantially increased penalties for those who do not comply. If you are responsible for the processing of any personal data as part of your role then you have a duty to ensure that this information is handled with the strictest confidentiality, within the guidelines set out by the Company, and ultimately in full accordance with GDPR. All those working for and on behalf of Linbrooke Services have a duty to comply with statutory requirements. Learn about what personal information we collect about you and how we use it here.

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