Vacancy details

Poppintree, Dublin 11

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Job Title: Health and Safety Officer


The H&S Officer will be responsible for the development and implementation of Health and Safety management systems within the Site and for ensuring that advice and support is available for all business Unit Managers for them to fulfil their own responsibilities.


Key Responsibilities:

Policies and Procedures

  • Ongoing development and implementation of improved Health and Safety practices, policies and procedures on the site.   
  • Enforce the effective operation of Safety and Health practices and policies in conjunction Business Unit Managers
  • Develop and budget with the Site Manager effective Training policies for implementation on the site.

Safety Personnel

  • Facilitate, support and advise the Site Risk Management teams. Chair the Site Safety meetings to update all business unit managers on developments at site level.
  • Ensure all personnel are fully safety trained and competent for the role.

Risk Assessment             

  • Assist business unit Managers undertake Risk Assessments for all operations on site.
  • Review Risk Assessments on a regular basis.
  • Implement Internal Audit processes at site level and measure performance and action planning.

Review and Assist          

  • A written safety report will be presented each month to the site manager for discussion with the Site H&S team identifying areas of risk, concern and recommendations for implementation on site.


  • Undertake regular unscheduled Safety audits on the site to ensure compliance with Group policy.
  • Enforce policy by identifying breaches and reporting to the Site Manager and the Group Health and Safety Manager


  •              Liaise with HSA and other outside agencies in relation to H&S matters including reporting, auditing and ensuring recommendations and guidelines are fully complied with.

Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s):       

  • Meeting Reporting Deadlines %.


  • KPI’s will be set out and reviewed by the Site Manager for each period defined (month / quarter / year) reflecting achievement of agreed objectives and initiatives.



Key Competencies for Role:


  • Ideally should hold a Diploma in Safety and Health from an University or equivalent IOSH qualification.


  • Background in safety and health ideally food and / or manufacturing environments.
  • Strong communicator with well-developed interpersonal skills.
  • Organized, energetic and self-motivated.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work on your own initiative without immediate hands on support.
  • Ability to identify continuous improvement initiatives and ability to challenge status quo.
  • Strong IT sills and familiarity with Microsoft Office, Excel, Power Point and other common software tools.
  • A high level of analytical, methodology and time management skills required.
  • A high level of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Experience in a Training environment would be beneficial.