Health and Safety Officer

Job Overview

Our client based in Cavan is currently recruiting a H&S Officer, for their production facility. The vacancy has come about due to the retirement of the current H&S Officer who has served the company for 20 years.
You will be joining an established company with circa 450 people on site. They are an employer of choice in the region and are an ambitious, growing business that has recently transformed the organisation. It has won new business, cultivated deep client trust, increased its customised products, and developed leading technology.

This is an exciting role which involves working across the entire organisation and ensuring the involvement other departments as necessary. It is designed to promote the highest level of Health and Safety practice attainable for the organisation and to protect the health and safety of all employees and visitors to site. Providing up to date Health and Safety information to Management in accordance with legislation and best practice and to ensure that practices and procedures within the workplace coincide with safety legislation and that high standards are upheld and maintained. To initiate Non-Conformances for each Accident, Dangerous Occurrence and Near Miss and record and ensure effectiveness of all Corrective Actions/Preventative measures put in place to prevent recurrence. To promote continuous improvement of procedures and systems ISO14001 and ISO 45001.

Do you have a Level 8 Qualification in Occupational Health and Safety or Engineering with additional training/experience (3/5 years) in Occupational Health and Safety Management.

Your duties will include:
Safety Promotion -Keeping records, sharing results, ensuring safety has a visible and tangible presence in the workplace e.g. training, promotions, tool box talks, audits. Liaise with consultants and occupational health as required.
Relationship Management -To build and manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders for effective communication and regulatory reporting.
Fire Safety - Risk assessment with fire consultant/ Liaise with fire consultant on equipment and replacement/ recommendation of internal resources and training.
New products/processes - Recommendation and trials of new PPE/ Assessment of MSDS/ Assessment of new work procedures or machinery.
First Aid/Spills - Assess equipment and systems to ensure suitable training/ equipment and processes.
Risk Assessments Risk assessment / Risk review and update in line legislation or new data. Review procedures/queries/practices and recommend measures and solutions/ Track recommendations arising from risk assessment and risk reviews/ Liaise with consultants and occupational health as required.
Safety Committee - Organise and facilitate safety committee meeting/ Regular communication and consultation with representatives/ Follow up and review issues arising.
Accident - Root cause Investigations/ Corrective and preventative action/ Identify training opportunities.
Systems Auditing/ ISO 45001/ ISO 14001/ Q-Pulse
Legislation - Ensure all personnel understand their responsibilities. Review new legislation and assess compliance and actions arising.

Please note: due to current time constraints and travel restrictions, only candidates located in Ireland with full rights to work will be considered for this position.

If you are interested in hearing more about this role, please apply today, by sending your cv and I will contact you to discuss this H&S Officer job further.

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