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


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.


  • 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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