Health & Safety Officer

Health & Safety Manager – Kildare Based

Posted on:

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Overview of role:

Location: Kildare / Salary: €55K to €60K


We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Health & Safety Manager for a large distribution company based in North Kildare area

The purpose of this role is to ensure the highest standard of Quality, Environmental, Health and Safety is realised company wide. The ideal candidate will champion continual improvement and always strive to be best-in-class. S/he will possess the highest level of attention to detail and will expect this of others


  • Manage the QEHS team within IE and liaise with UK QEHS; reporting directly to the Senior QEHS Manager
  • Delivery and implementation of the Group’s QEHS Strategy in IE that drives sustainable improvement in performance
  • Influencing and engaging at all levels within the business to ensure QEHS receives appropriate focus and priority
  • Developing and improving the behavioural culture Assessing and reviewing the QEHS capabilities and competencies within the QEHS team and the organizational structures with the aim of ensuring compliance
  • Ensuring unity and alignment with both the IE and UK structure to ensure QEHS is effectively managed
  • Driving continuous improvement through external benchmarking
  • Developing relationships with regulatory bodies and ensure continued compliance to legal requirements
  • Carrying out Accident and Incident Investigations to root cause, assessing trends, collating accident stats
  • Working continuously to reducing accidents within the workplace
  • Carrying out GDP operations in compliance with the current EU requirements; and
  • Development and maintain relevant policies and procedures within our document control system


  • Minimum of 5+ years’ experience professional industrial experience in QEHS Management
  • Excellent in-depth knowledge and understanding of all IE legislation particular in Fire Safety
  • Excellent knowledge to undertake hazard spotting and production of Risk Assessments
  • Auditing qualification preferred Lead Auditor
  • Train the trainer or equivalent training skills
  • Knowledge of Dangerous Goods
  • Experience within the Transport and Logistics and/or Pharmaceutical industry would be preferred
  • The ability to approaches problems in a logical and systematic way
  • The courage of conviction to make decisions when required
  • The ability to make decisions with confidence and in a timely manner
  • Team leader skills

Salary will depend on experience but range from €55K to €60K

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