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Health And Safety Officer

Location: Meath Salary: , Salary Negotiable
Sector: Business Support Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: 7
Posted: about 2 months ago Reference: X3-395097

Reed Recruitment is delighted to partner with a large and reputable Agriculture business for their new vacancy. We are looking for a Health and Safety Officer; you will be reporting to the General Manager, but will have responsibility for the Health & Safety operations at their Meath site.

Please read on for more details regarding this fantastic opportunity:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for being up to date with new legislation and maintaining a working knowledge of all Health and Safety legislation and any developments that affect the employer's industry.
  • Advising on a range of specialist areas: fire regulations, hazardous substances, noise, safeguarding machinery and occupational diseases.
  • Carrying out risk assessments, assessing workplace hazards, considering how risks could be reduced, formulating preventative measures including safe working procedures/safe systems of work and monitoring conformance.
  • Carrying out regular site inspections to check policies and procedures are being properly implemented
  • Making changes to working practices that are safe and comply with legislation
  • Preparing health and safety strategies and developing internal policy for their site
  • Leading site in-house training with managers and employees about health and safety issues and risks; and maintaining records of same.
  • Control of all onsite training and assist the training officer
  • Investigating and recording any incident, accident or dangerous occurrences
  • The safe installation of equipment
  • Ensuring emergency response procedures are maintained and updated as required.
  • Ensuring that the Safety Policy is implemented throughout the plant
  • Ensuring that management is advised on and understands all matters relating to the Safety of personnel, such as safe working practices, equipment and Safety training.
  • Assisting as required with insurers’ audits and enquiries.
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