An exciting opportunity for an experienced Health and Safety Officer to join a newly set up distribution facility in Cork. This permanent opportunity is with a well-recognised international retail organisation that is going through exponential growth.
The H&S Officer will work as part of the project management team with the implementation of H&S management systems at a newly acquired logistics facility:
Overview of Main Responsibilities (full job description available on request):
To continually identify areas for Health & Safety improvement, implement and co-ordinate risk management programmes, and work with colleagues to design, deliver and embed ‘fit for purpose’ core safety processes.
To provide support with data protection audits and training where required.
Keep up to date with new and amended Health & Safety legislation & approved code of practice.
Create, develop and implement suitable Safe Working Methods (SWMs).
Developing and maintaining a safe working environment and safe systems of work.
Completion of workplace Health, Safety, and Welfare audits/inspection programmes.
Assist, advise and provide training for effective investigations into accidents and incidents.
Actively participate, maintain and provide information, advice, and training in the risk assessment programme.
Assist with the documentation of the Health & Safety Management System.
Promoting Health & Safety awareness and improved risk control in the workplace through the preparation of internal safety training programmes.
Processing Health & Safety training records, legal documentation, and document control within the Health & Safety Department.
Advise on best practice methods including the control of Contractors e.g. Method Statement & Risk Assessments (RAMS) submission reviews.
Liaise with all retail colleagues providing advice and assistance with all Health, Safety & Welfare related matters.
What the ideal candidate looks like:
Nebosh National General Certificate qualified or equivalent.
An understanding of a range of Warehouse vehicles and their capabilities/limitations including:
Low-level order pick vehicles
Mobile elevated work platforms –(MEWPs) e.g. cherry pickers/scissor lifts
Heavy goods vehicle (HGV) / trailer safety
Fire alarm and emergency lighting systems
Asbestos & Legionella awareness
Basic engineering and electrical safety.
Experience working in a warehouse/manufacturing – or high-risk environment.
Hands-on risk assessment experience and risk management programmes.
Hands-on investigation experience.
A general understanding of Distribution Centre operations and associated hazards and risks.
Hold a clean Irish Driving License.
For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Aisling Lane.