Collins McNicholas

Role Responsibilities:

  • Recommend and review health and safety policies to ensure compliance with new and existing legislation.
  • Ensure environmental objectives and targets are set and achieved throughout the organization.
  • Advise and monitor the implementation of safe systems of work encompassing current legislative requirements.
  • Recommend and implement safety and environmental risk assessments and determine acceptable risk levels.
  • Have an active role in visits from inspectors and provide information and evidence as required.
  • Recommend and implement emergency policies and ensure specific control systems meet required standards.
  • Ensure accidents and incidents are investigated as per policy, make recommendations and ensure agreed corrective actions are implemented.
  • Provide statistics to management and health and safety committee.
  • Advise on potential health risks at work, health of employees, health promotion.
  • Facilitate in carrying out training for the site.
  • Ensuring Safety Data sheets are up to date.
  • Ensure adequate trained First Aid cover and provisions on site at all times. 
  • Ensure Directors and Managers are aware of their legal requirements and identify to them any shortfalls our safety management system
  • Monitor, audit and review policies and procedures to ensure current legislative requirements are met and safe systems of work are being maintained.
  • Ensure environmental information is available for Managing Director to review.
  • Carry out external and internal environmental audits to ensure that the organisation meets the required standards.
  • Implement and maintain the company risk assessment management system and carry out risk assessments for working procedures and operating equipment. Determine and advise on acceptable risk levels.
  • Provide information to inspectors and emergency services, as appropriate.
  • Provide support during customer audits.
  • Ensure accidents and incidents are investigated and corrective actions are implemented to prevent recurrence. Provide relevant information to insurance brokers.
  • Identify training needs and deliver training and awareness sessions to encourage a minimum risk site is maintained.
  • Ensure all new starters are fully inducted to site to minimise potential safety and health risks and records of attendance to be fed back to HR.
  • Maintenance of first aid provision, training and supplies.
  • Collation and presentation of statistics of injury or ill health at work.

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications Required:

Job Knowledge: 

  • A sound, wide ranging Environmental, Health & Safety knowledge with 5 years’ experience in a similar role, gained within a Pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.


  • Formal H&S qualification, minimum degree level.
  • Extensive knowledge of Health and Safety legislation
  • Knowledge of relevant environmental legislation
  • Additional Skills which would be a distinct advantage: Trained VDU Assessor, Current Safe Pass Card, Manual Handling instructor.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to work with all levels of staff, contractors or customers.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Suite


  • Have sufficient knowledge to advise on day to day operational EHS issues and apply knowledge in a team environment with personnel from other functions and different levels of the organization.


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Aisling on 021 4809118 or email

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