Job Description

Health & Safety Co-ordinator - County Cavan.

Ref No: SF17262

County Cavan, Ireland

Competitive salary

Health & Safety Co-ordinator - County Cavan.

Core Purpose:

We are recruiting a Health & Safety Co-ordinator to work with the management team in the development and ongoing implementation of the (RMS).

The role of the HSC will be to become a team member in the health & safety department and support the site production management and supervisory team in the elimination, reduction, and control of hazards to people, process, and property by maintaining & developing the RMS.

As HSC, you will be responsible for facilitating compliance with health & safety & welfare legislation and guidelines. Your main goal will be to support and work with the site management team in ensuring a safe work environment with safe practices, and the prevention of accidents and injuries to employees.

In this HSC role the completion and review of risk assessments, SOP’s, training, pre-start inspections, accident, near miss investigation and case management, PPE compliance and contractor control in conjunction with area production managers, supervisors and engineering personnel will form a key aspect of your responsibilities.

Core duties and responsibilities:

  • Report to the Risk Manager on site
    Be aware of current and new legislation, COP’s, standards, and guidelines and refer to these where required in risk assessments & SOP’s.
  • Maintaining, developing, communicating, and enforcing RMS related policies, procedures, and forms
    Work with and support site departmental teams (production managers & supervisors) in the update of, execution and compliance with RMS requirements such as: 
    • Health & safety & welfare committee
    • Management review
    • Risk assessment update & compliance
    • Pre-start planned inspection completion & actioned
    • Standard operating procedures update & compliance
    • Accident & near miss investigation & close out
    • Case management & liaising with insurer
    • Emergency response preparation, training, and drills
    • Permit to work procedures, forms, and compliance
    • Training administration & delivery (internal & statutory)
    • Work with HR to induct and train new employees on site and process safety
    • PPE use and compliance
    • Occupational health hazard identification, measurement & control
    • Communications & team briefs
    • Contractor control (induction, insurance, RAMS & training)
    • Behavior based safety compliance acknowledgement & discipline
  • Provide weekly reports regarding RMS development, practice, and compliance with advice on necessary controls to reduce and eliminate safety risks and non-compliance issues.

Health & Safety Coordinator will be required to:

  • Attend management daily review meeting (DRM) on a weekly basis to give an update on site risk
    management control including accidents, completion of investigation reports, near misses,
    planned inspections, immediate hazard issues, training, behavior-based safety, and compliance
    issues from weekly report.
  • Work with training department and department managers in training out risk assessments and
    SOP’s to all operators with verification of competence, and records of this training
  • Work with project management and optimisation team to ensure active change management with
    risk assessment of new machines, new lines and processes, the change of existing lines &
    process layouts and process optimisation work to ensure a safe work environment is delivered
    and maintained
  • Work with production managers & supervisors to acknowledge and monitor compliance
    with safe work practices and procedures to ensure all the employees are acting in adherence with
    H&S&W rules and regulations
  • Ensure accident & near miss investigation procedures are followed and completed in full by
    supervisors and production managers in a timely manner with records and incident details
    maintained in the case management file.
  • Liaise with official regulatory bodies (Health & Safety Authority) and insurers on H&S&W matters
    and report accidents with >3-day days lost time to the H.S.A., and record details of and report all
    site accidents to the site’s insurer

Interested applicants should have:

  • BSc/Diploma in health & safety, food science, engineering, or a related discipline
  • Experience in an health and safety role or similar position, ideally within a production environment
  • Knowledge of health, safety and welfare regulations, guidelines, COP’s, and best practices
  • Working knowledge and ability to operate, maintain, and develop a site risk management system
  • Experience in writing policies and procedures for health and safety
  • Proficient in MS Office - PowerPoint, Excel, and safety management software
  • Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish effective professional relationships across all departments
  • Good communication, advisory and influencing skills
  • Familiarity with conducting data analysis and reporting statistics
  • Good time-management, organizational and problem-solving skills


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