Health & Safety Officer

Location UK / Craigavon/Lurgan Area

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 1 week ago

Reference 1390994

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Health & Safety Officer based in Lurgan

Purpose:

The candidate will work under the direction of the organisations SHE Manager although you will be the resident contact for SHE progression and adherence for the Northern Ireland operations.

Summary:

  • Drive through the implementation of SHE policies and procedures to achieve compliance with all applicable SHE legislation
  • Support and assist the team in developing and maintaining the company’s SHE management systems in-line with accredited ISO standards
  • Assist in the development and implementation of SHE strategies and action plans to ensure the business continually improves
  • Actively promote and support programmes to reduce the occurrence of Loss Events
  • Participate and drive both pro-active and re-active SHE monitoring techniques to assist with achieving established key performance indicators
  • Audit, analyse and report SHE performance to internal and external clients and regulatory bodies as required
  • Assist with all forms of hazard identification and risk control programmes to identify, assess and control the businesses occupational SHE risks
  • Coordinate all aspects of pollution control, waste management, recycling, environmental health, conservation and energy whilst ensuring that all permitting and licencing requirements are observed
  • Provide training and support to all managers/employees as applicable to aid them in fulfilling their SHE obligations
  • Be self-sufficient in using computer programmes to develop reports, charts, presentations etc.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • A proven track record in the discipline of health and safety
  • NEBOSH qualified but ideally to the equivalent of NEBOSH Diploma/NVQ4 level (in health & safety)
  • Ideally Certificate Level qualifications in environment management
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Good environmental management knowledge and experience
  • Computer literate and able to manage own workload to priorities
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in order to explain health and safety processes to a range of people and to give presentations to groups;
  • Negotiating skills to convince managers of the need to implement and maintain safety standards that may compromise speed or efficiency in the organisation;
  • Patience and diplomacy are essential because the profession requires a collaborative approach;
  • Ability to understand and analyse complex information and present it simply and accurately;
  • Strong attention to detail and a flexible approach to work;
  • an interest in the law and the ability to understand regulations;

Desirable Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Membership of either IOSH/IEMA or equivalent HS&E bodies would be advantageous
  • An investigative mind
  • A proven track record in environmental management, preferably in a similar role and environment

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