Health & Safety Officer - Osborne
Job Summary
  • Limerick
  • Permanent
  • 5th June 2024
  • €50,000
  • Ref ID: #41338

Job Description

  • Location: Newcastle West, Limerick
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #41338
  • Salary: €50,000

Health and Safety Officer

Reporting to the Health and Safety Manager this is an exciting opportunity to develop in a role that will be expected to perform all tasks associated with developing and implementing the company’s Health & Safety, procedures, and management systems to exceed the legal and corporate compliance requirements. The successful candidate will assist in the development, management, and delivery of safety related training to all levels of staff on a variety of areas including, procedural requirements, incident investigation, risk assessment and safety inspection/audit.

The H&S Officer will play a key role in promoting and maintaining a health & safety culture within the company across our Newcastle West, Cork and Galway sites and will be exposed to a wide variety of multiple site activities and challenges associated with the logistical aspects of a leading food catering industry supplier.
We are looking for someone who has a demonstrable understanding of our business and relevant training will be provided on all related aspects of the H&S management systems.

Main Location – Newcastle West

Key Accountabilities:

  • The H&S Officer will play a key role in promoting and maintaining a strong health and safety culture within the company.
  • Assists in the development & implementation of health and safety policies and procedures in accordance with current and future relevant legislation and industry best practice.
  • Ensures effective risk assessment and risk reduction programmes are in place across sites.
  • Conducts regular internal H&S inspections and audits to monitor effectiveness of controls and highlight any areas for improvement/action. Facilitating external audits & inspections where required.
  • Manages the departmental programmes, tasks, objectives, and goals to achieve targets.
  • Manages the action tracking process through liaising with all stakeholders to ensure agreed actions are closed in a timely manner and escalated where necessary.
  • Monitors the H&S performance via metrics to ensure decisive action is taken when required.
  • Identify, organise, and deliver training to management and personnel when require.
  • Ensuring a robust H&S incident investigation process is in place. Leads investigations where necessary.
  • Continuous monitor and review of incident data and trends to ensure adequate investigations are taking place and appropriate corrective actions and outcomes identified and implemented. 
  • Facilitate regular meetings between stakeholders including safety representative / committee and management, circulate minutes and track actions.


  • Graduate Diploma (Level 8) in Occupational Safety, Health and Welfare
  • 3+ years’ experience in a Health and Safety focused environment
  • Knowledge of ISO standards, particularly ISO 45001:2018
  • Training, Delivery & Evaluation (QQI 6) or Instructor training advantageous
  • Experience of working within a FMCG business
  • Computer literate with excellent knowledge of full range of MS Office packages.
  • Attention to detail, problem solving, communication and presentation skills essential
  • Must be able to work on own initiative in a very busy environment
  • Will be able to demonstrate an ability to create concise reports, procedure, and policy
  • Full clean driving license with own car
  • Flexibility with shift rotation and travel required

Core Competencies:

  • Understanding Your Customers – acts as a role model in personal approach to internal and external customer goals. Takes time to understand the underlying needs of the stakeholders beyond those initially expressed.
  • Flexibility & Adaptability – Demonstrates understanding of how change impacts people. Anticipates resistance to change and works to support effective change initiatives.
  • Building Effective Relationships – Is a role model for maintaining constructive and effective relationships with others across departments and other boundaries. Demonstrates effective communication techniques and skills and is seen as a team player.
  • Communication & Listening – Exceptional communication skills – writes and speaks clearly in a variety of communication settlings and style. Successfully delivers messages to all levels of the business and stakeholders achieving the desired effect.

For more information please apply through the link provided for the attention of Denis O ‘Callaghan or email your cv directly to [email protected].  
If you are interested in finding out more about the above role and would like to be considered other suitable roles that we may have available for your skill set – please attach your CV via the link provided
Please submit your updated CV in Word Format
If you are living in Ireland and hold a valid work permit we would love to hear from you, if however you do not hold a valid work permit unfortunately we will not be in a position to assist you with your job search.
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    Job Summary
    • Dublin
    • Permanent
    • Nov 17, 2022
    • Competitive
    • Ref ID: 123456