Health & Safety Officers

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Job Description

  • Key Responsibilities

    • Policies
      • Work with management to develop and maintain practical and effective policies and procedures for all sites in Ireland.
      • Ensure that policies are implemented throughout all sites – travelling regularly between the sites.
      • Conduct regular reviews of policies and procedures to ensure they are practical and fully aligned with business needs and relevant legislation.
      • Keep up to date with new legislation and maintain a working knowledge of all Health and Safety legislation and any developments that affect the employer's industry.
      • Advise on a range of specialist areas, e.g. fire regulations, hazardous substances, noise, safeguarding machinery and occupational diseases.
      • Ensure emergency response procedures are maintained and updated as required.
    • Risk Assessments
      • Ensure that all activities across all Irish sites have robust and up-to-date risk assessments.
      • Assess workplace hazards considering how risks could be eliminated or reduced and formulate preventative measures together with management.
      • Develop and implement standard operating procedures with management to ensure that all risks are appropriately managed.
      • Ensure adequate H&S controls are incorporated into design specifications for equipment upgrades and installation.
      • Assess all site construction projects and notify the HSE as appropriate.


    • Systems and Procedures
      • Together with the SHEQ Manager for Scotland, develop, implement and manage Group wide H&S systems to ensure compliance with relevant legislation.
      • Develop and implement H&S procedures to support the Group, working closely with the site management; the SHEQ Manager and the Head of Group Operations.
    • Training & Awareness
      • Work closely with the Group HR Manager to actively promote and prioritise a safe working environment for our people, ensuring contracts are up to date.
      • Support Project Managers by ensuring adequate method statements and inductions are carried out with contractors.
      • Lead in-house training with managers and employees about health and safety issues and risks to ensure that work activities are carried out in a safe manner.
      • Maintain Health and Safety training records.
      • Ensure that new employees receive timely inductions prior to commencing their role.
      • Conduct an annual assessment of H&S needs and advise managers on training requirements to ensure compliance with the Health and Safety at Work Act.
    • Audit and Inspection
      • Conduct regular site inspections to check policies and procedures are being implemented.
      • Organise and control regular random safety inspection audits of all areas, record, analyse and report on the results, and suggest improvements.
      • Work with all relevant regulators who audit and inspect sites and activities.
      • Responsible for quality certification in the timber frame business.
      • Inspect building sites where the business erects timber frame houses.
      • Support the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) audit.
      • Where required, ensure that remedial actions are managed through to completion.
    • Incidents
      • Investigate and record any incident, accident or dangerous occurrences.
      • Assist as required with insurers’ audits and enquiries.
      • Liaise with third parties such as HSE, Brokers and Insurance investigators throughout the process, as appropriate.
      • Ensure accurate and appropriate records are maintained and assemble documentation as required.
    • Management Plan
      • Design, implement and maintain a management plan in accordance with relevant standards for a heavy production environment.
      • Work with the SHEQ Manager in Scotland to develop an annual Health and Safety Plan for the Group to ensure the business maintain compliance with applicable regulations.
      • Assist site management in the delivery of their safety plans.
      • Manage the H&S plan and ensure all initiative owners deliver as per the agreed timelines.
    • Reporting
    Generate weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports as required for internal and external stakeholders to insure compliance with company and statutory requirements.


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Amy Casey

Recruitment Consultant 021 4944873
  • Salary:Negotiable
  • Location:Cork
  • Type:Permanent
  • Category:Construction