Health & Safety Officer

Health & Safety Specialist – Kildare Based

Posted on:

Thursday 22nd August 2019

Overview of role:

Location: Kildare / Salary: €45K


We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Health & Safety Specialist for a permanent position based in Kildare / Dublin West area

This role is to work with the onsite team to ensure that our client is providing a safe working environment for all staff on site in a busy Warehouse environment covering 200 employees


  • Primary lead for all matters pertaining to Health & Safety relating to site operations
  • Lead in-house training with Managers and employees on the use of Mechanical Handling Equipment / Manual Handling / Risk
  • Assessments / Safe System of Work & co-ordinate external training for all shift rotas within the warehouse
  • Regular reviewing and updating of operational procedures
  • Conduct site safety audits and regular Health & Safety Briefings
  • Co-ordinate accident investigations with the Operations Team sharing key information in a timely manner
  • Completion of on-site Risk Assessments / Safe Systems of Work
  • Review Rack Inspection reports on weekly basis
  • Provide progress report on a regular basis to the QEHS Manager and monthly reports to management
  • Co-ordinate and steer the Site Safety Committee
  • Purchase of site safety equipment where necessary
  • Reviewing Safety Conversations with Operations Team on a weekly basis
  • Co-ordination of Safety Promotion Campaigns / Fire Procedures and issue of Safety Alerts
  • Liaison with external agencies for example Health & Safety Authority, Fire Service / Insurance Companies where appropriate
  • Maintenance and monitoring of all site Health and Safety training records to ensure that all training is complete and up to date


Suitable candidate must have the following:

  • Must have a Health & Safety Qualification to diploma level
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role ideally within a Warehouse environment
  • Knowledge of ISO 45001 safety management systems would also be an advantage
  • Certified as a Mechanical Handling Instructor advantageous

Salary on this role will very much depend on experience and qualifications but range up to €45K

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