Health & Safety Advisor

Job Overview

FRS Recruitment are currently recruiting for a Lead Health & Safety Officer to join one of the largest and most successful Contractors in Ireland. They are a Tier 1 Main Contractor with a number of large scale Civils & Build projects nationwide

The successful candidate will have 5+ years' of relevant experience and a proven track record of leading, managing, and achieving high standards of on-site safety compliance.

Job Purpose:

  • Continuous update of company Safety Management System including Safety Statement and all subsequent communications.
  • Oversee the coordination of risk assessments, review and update existing risk assessments and ensure outcomes are actioned.
  • Schedule and direct regular management and safety specific meetings.
  • Manage overall safety training program - Assess training gaps, ensure maintenance of current training matrix, source & select suitable training providers and roll out.
  • Direct the company safety committee and management team to continuously identify improvements to the company safety system.
  • Lead investigations into near misses, incidents, identify root causes and implement changes to prevent reoccurrences.
  • Continue to maintain established safety performance reports on H&S KPI's.
  • Provide robust advice and strong operational support to various departments.
  • Manage the company environmental programme.
  • Maintain a watch brief on all EH&S legislation changes and assess implications for the company.
  • Carry out and coordinate scheduled safety toolbox talks and audits as necessary.
  • Ensure all contractors are managed according to company H&S requirements.
  • Ensure all building related fire and emergency requirements are adhered to.


  • Formal 3rd level Health and Safety qualification.
  • Minimum 5 years' experience managing the EHS function.
  • Extensive knowledge of Health and Safety legislation
  • Experience of auditing - external and internal.
  • Experience of certified systems (18001 & 14001).
  • Additional Skills which would be a distinct advantage: Manual Handling instructor.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to work with all levels of staff, contractors and management and present key safety info to staff and management.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft packages - MS Word, excel, publisher, PowerPoint etc.

If you might be interested feel free to contact Cormac in FRS Recruitment on 091 760706

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