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Health & Safety Officer

24/09/20 Kildare Neg

Permanent full-time

My client, a highly innovative, market leading food manufacturer, is seeking a Health & Safety Officer to join their team in Kildare.

Reporting to the Environmental Health & Safety Manager, they will provide support to the Health & Safety team in all aspects of Health & Safety across the company, along with assisting in driving the Health & Safety agenda.

This is a full-time, permanent role offering excellent opportunities for progression within the group structure. The salary on offer is €30-32k per annum, depending on experience.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Identify new and on-going safety related training requirements, ensuring all mandatory training is reviewed and delivered on time.
  • Develop and distribute health and safety communications to proactively strive for continual improvement.
  • Investigate, record and report accidents, incidents and near-misses promptly.
  • Prepare accident investigation reports ensuring corrective actions are implemented without delay.
  • Regularly review and update Company Risk Assessments, Safe Operating Procedures and Safety Statement and ensure compliance.
  • Implement new processes and H&S policies where identifiable. Oversee and manage all preventative and protective procedures.
  • Prepare weekly management reports for the senior management teams to highlight statistics and trends.
  • Support on site regulatory audits and maintaining all documentation in relation to this.
  • Carry out risk assessments and actioning change controls where necessary.
  • Provide Induction, Refresher and Manual Handling Training as required.
  • Develop and deliver training/presentations to support achievement of corporate HS objectives.
  • Manage the training database for all employees and ensure all HS training requirements are fulfilled.
  • Ensure all EHS performance indicators are met.
  • Continuously drive the safety culture, striving constantly to raise the standards in HS.

Qualifications skills & experience required:

  • Third level degree in Health & Safety, EHS or related discipline.
  • 2 – 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong problem solving and interpersonal skills with the proven ability to work effectively on a team and with other departments.
  • Have the ability to identify and foresee potential problems from an HS perspective, to identify solutions and implement in a timely manner.
  • Good communication skills to explain safety procedures and regulations clearly and concisely to people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
  • Manual Handling & Forklift Instructor (Desirable, but not essential).

***Please note: our client cannot assist with any visa sponsorship and candidates must have the correct visa to live and work in Ireland***

Candidates currently located outside of Ireland will not be considered due to time constraints and travel restrictions.

Please apply by sending your CV to Brona Clarke at or call for more information.

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