Health and Safety Officer
Park West
5d ago

Job Description

Applegreen are currently recruiting an Environment, Health & Safety Officer. This is a new role for Applegreen plc, and a great opportunity to have a real impact on how we define and progress the environment, health and safety agenda across the business in Ireland.

The Environment, Health & Safety Officer will develop, maintain and protect health and safety standards in accordance with current health and safety legislation.

Travel is a requirement for this role, so applicants would preferably have access to car and must hold current clean full driving license.

The Role :

  • Help define and implement the Environment, Health & Safety strategy for Retail Operations Ireland.
  • Carry out risk assessments, identifying potential hazards and consider how risks could be reduced.
  • Outline safe operational procedures which identify and consider all relevant hazards.
  • Carry out regular site inspections to check policies and procedures are being properly implemented.
  • Ensure working practices are safe and comply with legislation.
  • Prepare health and safety strategies and develop internal policy.
  • Lead in-house training with managers and employees about health and safety issues and risks.
  • Keep records of inspection findings and produce reports that suggest improvements.
  • Investigate customer and employee accidents and incidents to full conclusion.
  • Advise on, and assist with, company employee return to work process subsequent to an accident / illness resulting in personal injury.
  • Keep up to date with new legislation and maintain a working knowledge of all. Health and Safety Executive (HSE) legislation and any developments that affect the employer's industry.
  • Liaise with company clients and maintain a working knowledge of their Health & Safety policies and procedures.
  • Produce management reports, newsletters and bulletins.
  • Ensure that construction / refurbishment / contract transition projects, including implementation of new equipment and processes are planned, directed and monitored from a safety perspective.
  • Advise on a range of specialist areas, appropriate to the Forecourt / Catering / Retail Industry. Advise on insurance and legal claims and assist to completion / closure.
  • Multi interdepartmental liaison on safety.
  • Record incidents and accidents and produce statistics for managers.
  • Qualifications :

  • 3rd level qualification in technical / science, diploma in Environmental Health & Safety, Occupational Health & Safety
  • 5 + years' experience in a similar Industry (Multi-site, wide range and variety of operations in the Retail / Food Service / Catering Industry
  • Competencies

    Teamwork; As a team member, the ability and desire to work cooperatively with others on a team; as a team leader, the ability to demonstrate interest, skill, and success in getting groups to learn to work together.

    Written Communications; The ability to express oneself clearly in business writing.

    Influencing others; The ability to gain others’ support for ideas, proposals, projects, and solutions.

    Customer Orientation; The ability to demonstrate concern for satisfying one’s external and / or internal customers.

    Initiative; Identifying what needs to be done and doing it before being asked or before the situation requires it.

    Innovation; The ability to develop, sponsor, or support the introduction of new and improved method, products, procedures, or technologies.

  • Thoroughness; Ensuring that one’s own and others’ work and information are complete and accurate; carefully preparing for meetings and presentations;
  • following up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled.

    Self- confidence; Faith in one’s own ideas and capability to be successful; willingness to take an independent position in the face of opposition.

    Skills :

  • Computer Literate
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Report Writing
  • Budget Management
  • Applegreen Stores is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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