Senior Health & Safety Advisor/ Officer

Location: Nationwide

Role Description: The successful applicant will report to the Health and Safety Manager. In order to succeed you will have a minimum of 3/4 years’ experience in Middle Management in a HSQE role preferably in Utilities/ Civils reporting to Senior Management and Directors ideally with a Main Contractor.

Duties of the role:

  • Maintain and Implement the company’s health, safety, quality and environmental policy, procedures and management systems
  • Advising & assisting site management in drafting and communicating Method Statements, Safe Plans of Action and Tool Box Talks
  • Provide advice, guidance and instruction in all health & safety matters to management, safety representatives and employees (including sub-contractors where appropriate)
  • Delivering Health & Safety induction programmes for new employees or sub-contractors working on site
  • Conduct regular inspections and site audits, reporting findings to site and senior company management. Strict follow-up is required to ensure that actions are dealt with immediately
  • Ensure that all accidents are reported, recorded and investigated and that suitable notification is given to the Directors, Health & Safety Authority and Insurers as required.
  • Compiling relevant information for inclusion in the Safety File and preparing for handover to the Client at the end of the project.
  • Promote the Company mission of being a healthy and incident and injury free work environment.
  • Ensure that all employees have appropriate training, information, and knowledge to ensure that their work activities are carried out in a safe manner.
  • Responsible for facilitating and conducting on-going safety training for all employees in the business, and ensuring that new employees (including agency personnel) receive timely inductions prior to commencing their role.
  • Training records for all employees to be maintained in an appropriate systematic format, and in format that is consistent across all sites.
  • Ensure that all activities across the business have robust and up-to-date risk assessments.
  • Develop and implement standard operating procedures and training to ensure that all risks are appropriately managed.
  • Continuously monitor, evaluate and review Health and Safety policy and practice, and make recommendations and implement new policies and procedures as required.
  • Conduct accident/incident investigations to identify root cause analysis and implement control measures to prevent reoccurrences
  • Ensure Site Managers and Supervisors are actively engaged in the audit process and all Health and Safety systems.
  • Provide site personnel with the appropriate training and systems to ensure that they can adequately monitor this. Conduct regular programme of audits to evaluate compliance with same.
  • Ensure all internal and external health and safety reporting requirements are complied with.
  • Operate Traffic Management Systems for projects
  • Work with the EPA, HSA, RSA and all relevant public bodies who visit the sites to ensure compliance with all relevant legislation and bodies

The Ideal Candidate will have:

  • Hold a relevant H&S Qualification
  • Excellent knowledge of ROI legislation
  • Full Clean Driving licence
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Expertise in gap analysis
  • Excellent reporting skills
  • Willingness to travel as required
  • Be flexible and prepared to work in any required areas
  • Motivated and diligent individual
  • Proficiency in the English language is a requirement alongside eligibility to work in Ireland

Salary: Negotiable.

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