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.
Waterford City is the principal City in the South East of Ireland. The City covers an area of 4,157 hectares and has a population of 50,000 living in the City and its suburbs. A further 150,000 people live within 50 kms of the City and commute the short distance to Waterford City to work, shop and access the rich and varied cultural opportunities in the City. County Waterford offers a dazzling 147 kilometres coastline, with 49 beaches, beautiful river valleys, lakes and two dramatic ranges of very accessible mountains.