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.
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
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.
Problem Solving Skills
Applegreen Stores is an Equal Opportunity Employer