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Health, Safety and Environmental Advisor

Cork

Our Bandon based client are seeking a Health & Safety Advisor to join their busy team for 20 hours a week work.

The successful candidate will act as an advisor working closely with cross functional managers to remove risks and drive a safe working culture in their areas of responsibility by promoting high standards and compliance with Health and
Safety policies and procedures.

This role will suit a risk focused individual who takes a hands-on approach through training, audits, and working with the business to ensure corrective actions are implemented and good catches are used as an opportunity for continuous
improvement.

This is a standalone role reporting into the Managing Director.

20 hrs. a week across 5 days. Flexibility to meet all shifts.

Job Description
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ROLE:
 Main point of contact for Health and Safety
 Update the Managing Director regularly on all matters relating to Health & Safety risks, safe working practices & safety behaviours.
 Liaise, support, and provide guidance to Managers to ensure compliance with Health & Safety legislation and
best practice in a food manufacturing environment.
 Conduct regular site inspections and audits to identify and remove possible risks.
 Proactively conduct risk assessments; maintain and update the risk assessment register.
 Ensure SOPs are updated in accordance with legislation.
 Investigate, record and report accidents, incidents, and good catches promptly, and ensure any corrective
actions are implemented without delay.
 Manage the good catch register. Liaise with cross functional managers, supervisors, and H&S representatives to minimize risk and ensure appropriate corrective actions are implemented and closed out in a timely manner.
 Liaise and correspond with the firms insurance providers and the HSA.
 Identify Health and Safety training needs for the site.
 Schedule and deliver on site induction safety training including manual handling and first aid training.
 Schedule and deliver Health and Safety training and toolbox talks to eliminate risks and create a culture of safety in the business
 Maintain, validate, and certify training records.
 Coordinate the monthly Health & Safety committee meetings. Provide reports and trends on incidents,
accidents, and good catches to the Health & Safety Committee.
 Regularly review and update risk assessments, SOP’s, health & safety policies, and safety statement and communicate to the relevant employees.
 Stay up to date on Health & Safety legislation, best practice, and their implications for the business

KEY QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE FOR THE ROLE:
 Relevant Health and Safety qualification.
 Thorough understanding of Health & Safety legislation.
 Train the trainer certification.
 First aid qualification.
 Minimum four years’ experience in a H&S risk advisory role in a manufacturing / food environment.
 Certified and experienced in delivering health and safety training including manual handling and first aid.
 Strong knowledge of MS Office and IT skills.

KEY SKILLS FOR THE ROLE:

 Assertive communicator with strong written and verbal communication skills.
 Ability to work independently on own initiative and as part of a cross functional team.
 Flexible approach to problem solving.
 Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

Reference ID: HW2037

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