Health and Safety Officers generally hold a degree or diploma in health and safety and often have a prior knowledge of construction from previous site experience. Health and Safety Officers are responsible for checking the safety documentation and practices of various teams on sites including subcontractors. They provide training and guidance, for example with toolbox talks, check and monitor work practices, and compete investigations and reports on any relevant accidents or incidents. They can progress into safety manager roles with responsibility for safety across all company projects and for managing a team of safety officers.
Athlone is the largest town in the Midlands Region based on the River Shannon on the boundaries of two counties, Westmeath and Roscommon. Athlone is a designated historic town and is a popular destination for touring holidays, commonly known as the Gateway to the West.