Health & Safety Officer

Dublin, Laois
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Job Category:
Construction, Consultancy, Engineering, Health & Safety, Building Services Engineer, Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE), Building Conservation
Job Type:
Education Level:
Bachelors degree
€45,000 to €50,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Excellent package and remuneration
Start Date:
ASAP/ Stardard
Gaia Talent
Job Ref:

Title: Health and Safety Officer
Days/hours of work: Monday to Thursday (9 AM - 5:30 PM), Friday (9 AM - 4:30 PM)
Travel required: Yes, in the Dublin and Portlaoise region and/or across Ireland as required
Flexibility: When not traveling, you’re allowed to work from home
Please note: It’s essential to possess a full clean driving license and access to a vehicle (expenses will be covered)

Established in 1994, Gaia's client is a leading independent provider of specialist safety consultancy and training services. They are passionate about safety. Their specialist team leverages years of experience providing health and safety services combined with the latest digital tools to provide a holistic approach for our customers. From occupational safety consultancy to tailored health and safety training programmes, their goal is to deliver worker safety and company compliance that drives performance for your business. They partner with you to create a fully customised solution for your organisation, so you can meet the latest health and safety legislation requirements, reduce workplace accidents, and increase the health and wellbeing of your workforce.

The purpose of this position is to deliver safety officer solutions within the Health and Safety field to a strong and growing, nationwide client base. As a health and safety officer, you will use your knowledge and skills to promote a positive health and safety culture in the workplace for it's clients. You will work with a range of clients from small businesses to multinationals as a health and safety practitioner conducting risk assessment surveys, you will also plan, implement, monitor, and review protective and preventative safety measures. The safety officer will compile safety documentation, programs and standardise them to remain consistent, as well as share best practice techniques with our clients. There are opportunities to grow within this role to Health & Safety Consultant and working in the manufacturing, construction, energy and many more sectors. Additional upskilling will be provided to the role but it is all based on individual performance.

▪ Participant in the management and development of health and safety managements systems internally and externally [ISO 9001 & 45001].
▪ Carry out risk assessments and put enough controls in place for our clients.
▪ Drafting of health and safety documentation [Safety Statement, Risk Assessments, RAMS, Policies, Procedures.]
▪ Delivery of Health and Safety Training publicly and privately. (Manual Handling, Abrasive Wheels, Working at Heights, Site Inductions etc)
▪ Participant in the management and development of health and safety documentation and templates.
▪ Conduct audits with reports to ensure clients are compliant with relevant legislation and regulations.
▪ Keep up to date with new legislation and maintain a working knowledge of all health and safety legislation and new legislation being introduced.
▪ Attend IOSH seminars and read professional journals.
▪ Managing the administration for the Health & Safety induction & training plans for our clients.
▪ Manage training & compliance files for all clients and their employees and contractors.
▪ Liaise with client’s representatives while on site including attendance at meetings.
▪ Ensure that all accidents and near misses for our clients are recorded and filed appropriately.
▪ Support Manager in order to efficiently delivery to our clients.
▪ Ensure that all legal requirements are updated in our legal register.
▪ Flexible approach to work.
▪ Compile a safety files for construction.

▪ Certificate/Level 8 Degree qualification or its equivalent in Health and Safety is required.
▪ QQI Training, Delivery and Evaluation certification would be desirable.
▪ Train the Trainer for Manual Handling would be desirable.
▪ Train the Trainer for Abrasive Wheels would be desirable.
▪ Train the Trainer for Working at Heights would be desirable.
▪ Minimum of 2 – 3 years experience in the construction sector is required.
▪ Knowledge of Irish Health and Safety legislation is a must.
▪ Must be fluent in English and hold a valid visa to work in Ireland.
▪ Full driving license.
▪ Experience in creating health and safety documentation (safety statements, policies, procedures, risk assessments, preliminary and construction stage safety and health plans, RAMS etc)
▪ Carrying out audits and inspections is required.
▪ Working within a team and on one’s own initiative when required.
▪ IT Proficient a must & willingness to learn additional IT systems – Microsoft Office, [Word, Outlook, SharePoint] Auditing and Project Management Tools.
▪ Ability to successfully meet deadlines and achieve agreed targets.
▪ Excellent organisational & communication skills.
▪ Negotiating skills to convince clients of the need to implement and maintain safety standards that may compromise speed and efficiency in the organisation.
▪ The ability to understand and analyse complex information and present it simply and accurately.

▪ Industry leading salary (€45,000 - €50,000 DOE)
▪ Comprehensive annual leave days
▪ Company fuel card
▪ Company laptop provided
▪ Complementary benefits

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