Health & Safety Manager (Ireland) - Hybrid


Job Requirements:

  • Hold a relevant 3rd level qualification in Health & Safety (Minimum Diploma)

  • Ideally 3-5 years’ experience in a similar position

  • A genuine passion for H&S matters, with a record of making measurable improvements to operational practices

  • Experience in developing and implementing behavioural and Health & Safety Management Systems

  • Experience in conducting audits, investigations & root cause analysis

  • Thorough knowledge of Irish H&S legislation and ability to efficiently manage all health and safety issues on site

  • Ability to work and communicate confidently and effectively with both senior management within company, as well as external clients and contractors

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with strong decision-making expertise, and the ability to engage and influence employees and senior management.

  • Ability to lead a safety team, use own initiative and be self-motivated

  • Experience with the ISO 45001 standard and management system

  • Issue and develop performance reports to the Head of Health & Safety

  • As part of the management leadership team, you will be expected to lead by example and be a subject matter expert in relation to health and safety matters.

    As a member of the project management team, you have the opportunity to influence safety culture onsite by demonstrating personal commitment, setting clear expectations, and effectively communicating safety policies. By consistently modelling safe behaviour, prioritising safety above productivity, and ensuring that all workers receive proper training and resources, you can foster an environment where safety is ingrained in every aspect of the construction process. Encouraging open communication, recognising and rewarding safe behaviour, and conducting regular inspections further reinforce the importance of safety. By taking these steps, you can help create a culture where safety is a shared value and a top priority for all stakeholders involved in the project.

Key Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Head of Health & Safety, the key responsibilities of the Health & Safety Manager shall include: -

  • Ensure that project specific Health & Safety Plans including Risk Assessments specific to the work for each new project are drawn up prior to the commencement of work and are regularly reviewed throughout the project

  • Where the Company is appointed Project Supervisor Construction Stage (PSCS), ensure the Company meets all obligations required under this appointment, including notification of the AF2 to the HSA

  • Identify new and on-going safety related training requirements, ensuring all mandatory training is reviewed and delivered on time. Advise site management teams on training requirements and courses available

  • Review site audit and inspection reports, suggestions, complaints and requests for information with follow up action

  • In conjunction with the safety officers, support site management in complying with the Company Safety Policy, Company Safety Statement and Health & Safety Management System

  • Lead accident and near miss investigations in conjunction with Site Management teams and the Head of Health & Safety. Ensure that all accidents and near misses are reported, recorded and investigated and that suitable notification is given to the Head of Health & Safety, Health & Safety Authority (HSA), as required

  • Monitor and drive timely closure of actions agreed in response to health & safety related findings, e.g., audits, accidents, regulatory visits, statutory inspections, non-conformances etc.

  • Submit a monthly health and safety report to the Head of Health & Safety to include accident, near miss and other KPI statistics

  • Liaise and build effective working relationships with Senior Management, Clients and Local Authorities

  • Promote the highest standards of site safety by influencing the behavioral aspects of safety performance & ensuring all safety policies and procedures are met and adhered to

  • Oversee and review site performance by completing routine inspections and audits, including analysis of all risk assessments and method statements

  • Proactively support and drive the operational teams to ensure continuous improvement, reduce risk, develop statistics and targets and objectives for the project

  • Support the training, coaching and development of the Health & Safety Team.

  • International travel as required.

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