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Health and Safety Officer

Posted 9th May  negotiable Dundalk, Louth # JM900008

Health & Safety Officer, Manufacturing, Dundalk:

Global Manufacturing business that makes cargo-handling machinery for ships, ports, terminals and local distribution are looking for an Environmental Health & Safety Officer to join their team. You will in the main provide expert knowledge and skills in order to generate and promote a positive health and safety culture across the Organisation.

In this key role you will be reporting directly to the EHS Manager and helping to control occupational risk.

This position is based in Dundalk.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Ensuring all safety legislation is adhered to and policies and practices are adopted;
  • Planning, implementing, monitoring and reviewing the protective and preventative measures that the Company is required to follow and work to, in order to minimise operational losses, occupational health problems, accidents and injuries;
  • Dealing with all health & safety complaints/issues in a professional, efficient and confidential manner, while ensuring that any non-compliance is immediately acted upon and appropriate personnel and external bodies are informed where necessary in a timely manner;
  • Ensuring legislated training is carried out on a timely basis and all training records are kept up to date, as well as overseeing the training programmes for the site.

What you'll need to succeed:


  • Minimum 3 years' experience in a similar role in a heavy manufacturing environment;
  • Recognised qualification in Occupational Health and Safety;
  • A certificate in environment management /or at least 2 years experience working with environmental risks, like effluent plant, waste management, etc.;
  • Working knowledge and wide experience of assessing and managing risk with high level knowledge of requirements for closeouts on those risks;
  • Experience in developing safety procedures/systems of work specific to an area of risk and training of those;
  • In depth experience of accident investigation and knowledge of management required in claims made to the Personal Injuries Assessment Board;
  • Experienced in audits and dealing with the HS or similar government body.


  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to work across all levels of the Organisation and in cross-functional teams site wide;
  • Ability to influence, engage and to build constructive working relationships characterised by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect, particularly with manufacturing line management;
  • Knowledge and experience of ISO 45001 and 14001 management systems;
  • The ability to promote cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals and deliverables;
  • Ability to persuade others to follow recommendations and advice to bring them into compliance with regulations, standards, or policies, preferably through voluntary compliance;
  • High levels of discretion and confidentiality to be exercised at all times;
  • Team player with ability to be self sufficient and responsive to important safety decision making.

If you fit the above criteria and are looking to advance your career, then please contact James Manley on 01 526 7473 for a fully confidential chat and/or send your CV through.

James Manley is a dedicated Health and Safety Recruitment Specialist at Vickerstock Technical and Engineering Recruitment. He is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and recruits all roles in the Health and Safety industry from Health and Safety Manager, Health and Safety Director through to Health and Safety Advisor and Officer across the Island of Ireland and Globally.

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