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.
Situated in Cork, the largest county in Ireland, Clonakilty town is located at the head of Clonakilty Bay. The population of the town is 4,700, while Cork County has a population of 325,000. Clonakilty is an important tourist attraction in West Cork and has a vibrant culture and night life.