Health and Safety Manager

Dublin, Permanent

Health And Safety Manager

Job Title: Health and Safety Manager

Location: Dual Site Role Kilbeggan, Co.Westmeath/Slane, Co. Meath

Salary: Negotiable DOE

Contract Type: Permanent

Reporting To: Divisional H&S Manager/Site Operations Manager

Our client is a premium meat processor and supplier of choice for a range of leading supermarket, foodservice and restaurant businesses. Established in 1980, they are an industry leader with annual revenues of over €2bn, employing over 7,300 staff in 15 countries and exporting to over 50 countries.

Role Summary:

Our client is looking to recruit a Health & Safety Manager to work across two of their production facilities in Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath and Slane, Co.Meath, with responsibility for all aspects of Health & Safety on both sites.

The successful candidate will be based primarily at the Kilbeggan facility and will be responsible for:

  • Developing, implementing, and executing H&S objectives & improvement plans in conjunction with Site Operations Management and Divisional H&S Manager;
  • Support site supervisors with the investigation of H&S incidents/accidents at the site. Where necessary, leading the investigation process and/or collaborating with senior management on serious incidents;
  • Partnering with relevant stakeholders such as Human Resources, FSQ, Engineering and Operations departments with regards to H&S issues/concerns and address in a timely manner;
  • Identifying site H&S training needs and deliver training sessions for employees and management as required;
  • Managing aspects of the induction process for new starters across the site;
  • Liaising with relevant authorities and bodies such as the HSA etc. as necessary;
  • Ensuring all contractors, third parties and visitors are compliant with H&S requirements of the site;
  • Conducting internal audits and ensuring the site is audit ready at all times.

The ideal candidate will have or demonstrate:

  • Relevant third level qualification;
  • Detailed knowledge of H&S Legislation;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Working knowledge of MS Office applications;
  • Previous experience in the food manufacturing sector is beneficial but not essential;
  • Manual Handling Instructor and Forklift Instructor qualifications would be beneficial.

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