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Environmental & Health & Safety Officer

Location: Galway
Reference no. : 1657
Date added: 06/02/2020
Salary: €Neg




Environmental & Health & Safety Officer

Reporting to the site Engineering Manager:


 - Providing direction to the facility on EHS&E activities

 - Setting vision and strategy

 - To ensure that the highest standards of Environmental Health and

  Safety and Energy are maintained throughout the plants in an ever

 changing business environment.

 - To foster a culture of continuous improvement

 - To ensure compliance with all relevant EHS&E legislation and

 develop systems and procedures that optimizes safety, health and

 environmental performance.

 - Development of systems for attainment of ISO14001 and                                     OHSAS18001 systems

Create/Maintain an effective management system.

Ensure EHS compliance with safety and environmental legislation,

  procedures and standards by ensuring all required documentation is

  up to date and readily available.

Demonstrate accountability and responsibility for EHS performance        and compliance.

Data management to review and trend incidents and producing

  documents (policies, risk assessments, procedures, manuals,

  statements, checklists, etc.)

Management of risk assessments, site plans, training and awareness

  campaigns, monthly safety bulletins, safety alerts etc. with the

  management system.

Investigate all employee related H&S incidents, spills, releases to the

  environment and near misses, provide follow-up of corrective actions

  and ensure close out

Play a leading role in remedial actions associated with all EHS&E           related accidents/incidents

Assist in the co-ordination of contractors where there is an EHS&E

  impact, and in accordance with legislation.

Ensure permit completion in compliance with laws and regulations.

Ensure implementation of the waste management strategy,

  continually striving to reduce impact on the environment.

Co-ordinate inspections by regulatory bodies as required.

The identification of H&S training needs for employees and to

  develop and ensure delivery of training (e.g. manual handling, VDU

  assessments, fire extinguisher training, fire warden training, safety

  committee member training).

Management and administration of safety system

  and  health  monitoring, (fire drills, noise surveys, air quality testing, fire

  detection systems, hearing testing)


Leadership and Management competencies

Proactive in identifying positive and negative acts, ability to follow

  through with realistic corrective and preventive actions.

Educate and engage employees promoting continuous improvement

  in all environmental and safety matters.

Ensure employees report any work-related injuries or illness.

Promote, implement and participate in safety committees.

Participate in staff meetings in which EHS is part of the agenda.

Ensure EHS audits are conducted, and all issues effectively closed


Regular site walks to make it easy and practical for employees to

  sustain the desired H&S behaviors, including advice/support and

  pragmatic approach on solving safety issues

Carry out workstation assessment program.

Deliver EHS Training Courses and employee induction.

Close contact with personnel at all levels, both within the plant and at      division level.

- Regular meetings with the Engineering Manager.

A wide range of confidential data is handled, e.g. regulatory

  submissions, audit reports, market information, employee information.


Third level qualification in an Environmental Science / Occupational,      safety and health or related discipline is a necessary requirement for      this position

Experience in a manufacturing environment and machinery safety an      advantage

- A minimum of 3 years EHS work experience

Working knowledge of EHS related legislation and industry best              practices

Excellent communication / interpersonal skills.

Enthusiastic and energetic with the ability to integrate quickly into a        team environment

Self -starter with proven ability to work on own initiative.

-  Demonstrate flexible and innovative approach to work

-  Analytical, Methodical and detailed.

If you are interested in the role of Environmental & Health & Safety Officer, please click on the apply button or send us your CV ro bernie.dempsey@bdr.ie

You can also contact our office on 093 41932 "If you would like to learn more about our company please visit our website www.bdr.ie



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