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Health & Safety Officer

Senior Health & Safety Advisor

Posted Jun 27, 2023
Cork, Ireland
Permanent (Full-time)
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Our client, an Irish tier 1 building contractor, is looking for a Senior Health & Safety Advisor with a minimum of 6 years’ experience to join the team on a large commercial project in Little Island, Cork.

Job Summary:

As the Senior Health & Safety Officer, you will play a critical role in ensuring the highest standards of health and safety are upheld throughout the project. Your primary responsibility will be to develop, implement, and manage effective health and safety policies, procedures, and practices, with a focus on creating a safe work environment and mitigating risks. You will work closely with project managers, site supervisors, and other stakeholders to promote a strong safety culture and provide expert advice on health and safety matters.


  • Develop, implement, and maintain comprehensive health and safety policies, procedures, and guidelines in compliance with relevant legislation, regulations, and industry best practices.
  • Conduct regular inspections, audits, and risk assessments to identify potential hazards, evaluate safety performance, and ensure compliance with established standards.
  • Collaborate with project managers and site supervisors to establish project-specific safety plans, including the provision of safety training, induction programs, and toolbox talks.
  • Lead incident investigations, analyzing root causes, and implementing corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence. Maintain accurate records of incidents, accidents, and near misses.
  • Provide expert advice and guidance on health and safety matters, ensuring all employees and contractors are aware of their responsibilities and are equipped with the necessary knowledge and resources.
  • Review construction designs, plans, and specifications to identify potential safety issues and propose effective solutions.
  • Stay updated on new regulations, industry trends, and emerging risks in the construction sector, and communicate relevant information to the team.
  • Conduct regular safety meetings, presentations, and training sessions to promote safety awareness, address specific concerns, and provide relevant updates.
  • Liaise with regulatory agencies, external auditors, and other stakeholders to ensure compliance with legal requirements and maintain necessary certifications.
  • Foster a positive safety culture by actively engaging with employees, encouraging their involvement in safety initiatives, and recognizing and rewarding positive safety behaviours.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • A minimum of 6 years of experience in health and safety management within the construction industry, preferably in a senior or supervisory role.
  • A recognized qualification in Occupational Health & Safety
  • Strong knowledge of relevant health and safety legislation, regulations, and best practices in the construction industry.
  • Proven experience in developing and implementing health and safety policies, procedures, and guidelines.

A competitive remuneration package is on offer dependent on skills and experience.

If you think you are a good fit for this position, please apply with your CV via the link provided.

If this position isn’t for you but you would like to discuss our other vacancies then feel free to get in touch or to suggest a colleague for the position as we have an attractive referral policy.

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For more information on this position please call Anthony Hurley on 087 186 4782 or apply online and a member of the Ward Personnel team will be in touch.