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Collins McNicholas


Duties of the job include:

  • Promote Health and Safety in all departments throughout the factory to comply with ISO 18001.
  • Ensure that all Health and Safety, safe operating procedures, rules and regulations are adhered to and reviewed, updated and communicated to all employees.
  • Ensure the factory meets its statutory obligation in all areas pertaining to health, safety and welfare at work, including statutory training and reporting.
  • Ensure the completion and regular review of risk assessments for all work equipment and activities taking place in the factory.
  • Ensure that safety inspections are carried out, fire drills are carried out periodically and daily/ weekly inspections are being carried out.
    • Update the company Safety Statement and all subsequent communications.
    • Conduct risk assessments, review and update existing risk assessments.
    • Assess training gaps, source & select suitable training providers and roll out.
    • Deliver inductions and other trainings if required.
    • Liaise with the company safety team to continuously improve the company safety system.
    • Support any investigations into near misses, accidents, identify root causes and implement changes to prevent reoccurrences.
    • Generate monthly performance reports on EH&S KPI’s.
    • Maintain a watch brief on all EH&S legislation changes and assess implications for the company.
    • Carry out safety inspections and audits as necessary.
    • Ensure all contractors are managed according to The Client EH&S requirements.
    • Ensure all building related fire and emergency requirements are adhered to.
    • Manage the OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 certified systems in conjunction with others
    • Prepare RAMS for factory works when necessary
    • Prepare RAMS for projects and managing H&S on projects within the midlands/GDA when necessary
    • Manage the online tools for monitoring training, contractors and incident reporting.

Essential Criteria

  • Occupational Health and Safety Degree or similar.
  • At least 2-3 years EHS officer experience with good knowledge of H&S Legislation
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good IT skills including Microsoft office

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience in the Manufacturing/Construction industry
  • Experience of carrying out audits
  • Manual Handling/ Abrasive Wheel train the trainer
  • Previous ‘Lean’ experience

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact David Lennon on 09064 78104 and email your CV to For more information on our Recruitment and HR Services and to see a full list of our available jobs across Ireland, please visit our website

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