Job Description

Health and Safety Partner - National

Ref No: DT18297

County Cavan, Republic of Ireland

Competitive salary

Health and Safety Partner – Multi-site Farms.

Job ref: DT18297

Reporting to: Head of Farms/Farms Operations Manager.

Group HR Manager will be the Functional Lead.


Job Summary:

To develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure the health and safety of all employees, contractors and visitors to the company’s farms and to provide the main source of expert advice on health and safety matters for the Group Farming Business.


Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Develop policies and procedures to ensure the health and safety of all employees, contractors and visitors to company farms.
  • Coach supervisors and managers in good and best-practice and understanding of safety processes.
  • Develop and maintain a safety culture, in the workplace including the use of behavioural safety approach.
  • Participate in the Farms management team owning the safety agenda.
  • Complete regular safety walks.
  • Maintain the safety dashboard.
  • Participate in LEAN management and continuous improvement.
  • Manager safety in terms of process, property and people.
  • Provide the main source of advice and guidance to the Farms and its managers on health and safety matters.
  • Provide weekly and monthly reporting on accidents, incidents, near misses and other relevant health and safety metrics.
  • Monitor the company’s operations, processes and procedures to ensure that they comply with health and safety regulations.
  • Investigate and report on accidents and related incidents, recommending any changes that may be necessary, to ensure that the company complies with health and safety regulations.
  • Carry out a risk analysis for the company and recommend any changes that may be necessary.
  • Complete risk assessments.
  • Coordinate and drive the site safety committee with the relevant managers.
  • Maintain good working relationships with relevant authorities to ensure that the company’s interests are safe guarded, and a safe and healthy working environment is maintained.
  • Provide any necessary training and coaching to managers and staff to ensure that they comply with all health and safety requirements.
  • Set up and maintain health and safety consultative machinery and provide all required training and facilities for safety representatives to ensure that the company meets its statutory requirements.
  • Monitor facilities and internal procedures for recruitment, training and retention to ensure that the company meets its requirements under the provisions of relevant legislation including the Disability Discrimination Act.
  • Manage contractors and all project work on site to the required safety levels, compete risk assessments, agree method of work.
  • Manage the contractors licencing and governance database.
  • Review working practices and safety equipment to ensure that the company meets the requirements of insurers and other relevant bodies (electrical testing’s etc..).
  • Maintain an awareness of developments in the field of health and safety to ensure that the company continues to comply with best practice and legal requirements.
  • Be an active participant in group initiatives including the safety forum.
  • Support safety colleagues on other sites and business units.
  • Other projects and responsibilities to support company objectivise as required.
  • Plan, coordinate and record safety related training (including supplier selections, monitor and budgets.)
  • Completed employee inductions.
  • Provide manual handling and other related training acting as an expert and specialist in relevant certified training.
  • Coordinate service providers to deliver safety services.



  • H&S qualification.
  • Min 3 years’ experience in H&S management.
  • Proactive able to work on own initiative, within an operational environment.
  • Experience of managing a multisite operation, maximising time on site and travel time.
  • Ability to influence and drive good practice.
  • Retain ownership of actions until completed, good follow up and record keeping.
  • Good communicator and team player.
  • Experience of livestock and farming an advantage.



  • Head of Farms
  • Farms Operations manager
  • Farms management team
  • Farm managers
  • Lean team
  • HR team
  • HSA and other authorities
  • Safety services suppliers 
  • Contractors
  • Colleagues



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