Junior Heath and Safety Officer
- Date Listed01/07/2019
- Advertised ByPrivate
- Job TypeFull-Time
We are looking for a qualified Environmental, Junior Health & Safety Officer with a few years experience in the construction industry, for a full time role, based in City West in Dublin.
The H&S officer will be Responsible for the provision of a wide range of Environmental, health and tasks, safety and environmental auditing, monitoring and inspections, document preparation, induction training, accident investigation and report writing.
The right candidate will be a highly motivated player that can work autonomously using own initiative should any situation demand.
Must be Flexible and an effective organiser with sound administrative skills. Excellent interpersonal skills and capable communicator at all levels.
Computer literate, and adaptable to change at short notice with aptitude to prioritise all work activities.
The health and safety officer’s aim is to prevent accidents, injuries and work-related illnesses in the workplace. Their role is to create and implement health and safety policies in accordance with the latest legislation and to ensure that these policies are implemented by management and employees.
The law states that any business with five or more employees must have a written health and safety policy in place. The health and safety officer will create this document and ensure it’s regularly updated to reflect any changes to the law. It’s their responsibility to ensure that each member of staff is aware of and adheres to this policy.
One of their most important roles is undertaking regular inspections and risk assessments, and ensuring that any hazards or defects are rectified immediately. They will also keep an accident book and must record and thoroughly investigate any accident, recommending any improvements in safety standards if required.
Another key role of the health and safety officer in the workplace is training all staff in safety issues, and advising them on protective clothing and equipment where necessary. They also act as a key point of contact for any member of staff who has a query or concern regarding the safety of the workplace.
The health and safety officer works very closely with management, as well as health and safety inspectors and trade unions. Depending on the nature of the business, the health and safety officer’s duties could involve safeguarding machinery, fire safety, occupational health, noise, control of hazardous substances, manual handling, working with display screen equipment, and environmental health.