Health & Safety Advisor – Kildare

Full time Permanent Sparktel in Utilities Email Job
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Job Description

Sparktel is partnering closely with a growing infrastructure services company to hire a Health and Safety Advisor. The company are heavily involved in building and maintaining utilities infrastructure. This role would suit someone with 1 to 2 years’ experience who is looking for a career role. There will be extensive support to the new employee in terms of learning about the business and the role of EHS in its success.

Role summary:

The Health and Safety Advisor assists in providing regulatory advice relating to Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) issues affecting the business and promoting a culture of compliance regarding EHS. He/she is a key advisor ensuring that EHS risk is managed in the business.

Key Duties and responsibilities:

  • Maintenance of EHS management system to control risk as and when appropriate.
  • Driving internal education relating to EHS Management through tool box talks and internal communication channels.
  • Regularly review and update Risk Assessments, Safe Operating Procedures, and Safety Statement, communicating any updates across the company.
  • Investigate, record and report accidents, incidents and near-misses promptly, ensuring any corrective actions are implemented without delay.
  • Identify new and on-going safety related training requirements, ensuring all mandatory training is reviewed and delivered on time.
  • Assist in developing EHS policies, programmes and management systems
  • Conduct audits and reviews across the business to identify areas of risk and opportunities for improvement. Recommend and drive appropriate actions to address risks identified and pursue new opportunities.
  • Pro-actively assist the business in improving EHS compliance through engagement with Project Managers, Operations, Warehouse, and Field based staff and third-party contractors in order that the business can achieve its strategic objectives in a compliant manner.
  • Manage, investigate and report EHS matters in accordance with company polices.
  • Investigate all EHS incidents, accidents and non-conformances to establish root causes and implement required management system improvements.
  • Ensure that investigations/legal proceedings involving or relating to EHS are proactively and professionally managed.
  • Monitor emerging EHS legislation/trends and analyse impact to the business

The person:

  • Level 8 Degree in Health and Safety or a related discipline
  • Will also consider a Diploma should you have practical experience
  • Experience of working across Environmental, quality management, occupational health and safety management systems
  • Good IT skills and capable of using MS Office
  • Good communicator and able to develop strong relationships across all levels of the organisation

What’s on offer:

  • Excellent base salary
  • Company vehicle
  • Laptop and phone
  • Excellent work location well serviced by motor ways in Kildare.

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