Health & Safety Manager

Job description

Our client a national public service organization are currently seeking an experienced Health & Safety Manager to join their team.

Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, the Health and Safety Manager is responsible for the development and implementation of H&S policy and requirements in keeping with best practice, for the provision of a professional support and advisory service, and for ensuring all legislative and industry requirements are met.

Job description

  • Work with senior management to develop, implement & maintain Health & Safety (H&S) practices in compliance with ISO 45000;1
  • Manage programmes & initiatives to drive H&S cultural change within the organisation
  • Co-ordinate the identification of workplace hazards & assessments, advise management on appropriate control measures to eliminate, minimise or control these hazards
  • Manage the design and delivery of the Company H&S training in conjunction with HR, Training and Finance managers
  • Manage the process of H&S accident/incident investigations & follow-up on close out of corrective actions
  • Liaise with Insurance companies and loss adjusters to carry out investigations of accident / incident events and manage the internal processes around same
  • Liaise closely with those responsible for Emergency Procedures & with training providers for Emergency Response Teams to ensure the prevention of fire and manage the safe evacuation of employees in emergency situations through scheduling of fire/evacuation drills
  • Fulfil the role of Designated Liaison person and Mandated person for all child protection issues within the organisation in line with the Children’s First Act 2015
  • Act as the Garda vetting officer for the organisation and carry out all Garda vetting tasks
  • Maintain, update and assist with Vehicle safety inspections, in accordance with RSA guidelines
  • Maintain all necessary documentation and records using applicable systems, and adhering to best practice

Qualifications & Experience

  • A detailed knowledge of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, Health and Safety Construction regulations 2013 and the General Applications Regulations 2007
  • Previous experience in implementing either ISO 18000;1 and or ISO 45000;1
  • Qualified to IOSH degree level, with experience in a construction environment and corporate health and safety background
  • A self-starter with proven efficient work methods, analytical & problem-solving & ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills to enable influence of associates at all levels in the organisation.
  • Experience in interpreting relevant legislation on behalf of the company
  • Excellent presentation skills & proficiency in MS Office
  • Strong influencing and leadership skills in driving Health and Safety strategy and operations 

For more info you can contact Aileen on 0906 413973 or you can forward your CV to  

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