Health & Safety Officer

Role and Responsibilities

An opportunity has arisen for a Health & Safety Officer. Reporting to the Divisional Manager your key tasks and responsibilities will include;

  • Writing internal health and safety policies/ strategies
  • Drawing-up safe operational procedures
  • Undertaking risk assessments & identifying potential hazards
  • Determining ways of reducing risks
  • Planning safe working practices and making necessary changes
  • Keeping up to date and ensuring compliance with current health and safety legislation
  • Ensuring that equipment is installed correctly/ safely
  • Writing reports
  • Planning and providing health and safety training courses for employees and managers
  • Investigating/recording incidents, accidents, complaints and cases of ill health
  • Compiling statistics
  • Making recommendations following accidents/ incidents
  • Liaising with relevant authorities
  • Organising/attending health and safety meetings
  • Safely handling hazardous substances
  • Making regular site inspections
  • Keeping up to date with developments within the profession
  • Making presentations to groups of employees/ managers

The Ideal Candidate Will Have

It is essential that the successful candidate has a third level qualification in Health & Safety and previous relevant experience in a manufacturing/ construction environment.