Health & Safety Officer

  • Decotek Automotive
  • Collinstown, County Westmeath, Ireland
  • 10/05/2023
Full time, Permanent Admin-Clerical Automotive Data Analysis Digital Health & Safety Human Resources Legal Management Manufacturing Microsoft Excel

Job Description

DECOTEK Automotive is based in the Irish midlands employing approximately 320 people in a highly skilled manufacturing environment. We design, develop and manufacture premium exterior trim components for the global automotive industry customers.

We are currently recruiting for a Health & Safety Officer in our Collinstown Plant.

This role will be full-time. Working hours will be Monday-Friday 08.00-16.30.

As Health and Safety Officer you will perform various functions to instil a health and safety culture across the work environment.  You will support the EHS Manager and team to ensure the department is achieving the business objectives.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Monitor work processes and procedures to identify unsafe practices or breach of safety regulations
  • Build a safety management programme which meets the requirement and achieves certification of ISO45001.
  • Conduct equipment inspection to ensure they are correctly installed and operational
  • Facilitate and schedule repairs of unsafe or damaged equipment
  • Organize safety training to educate company staff & contractors on necessary safety principles
  • Develop and implement safety procedures and policies for production operations
  • Carry out investigations to identify the root cause of an incident or other unsafe conditions on a work site
  • Oversee the placement and setup of safety equipment such as PPE, firefighting equipment, safety signage and any other relevant equipment to warn & mitigate all potential hazards
  • Prepare and present to company management periodic reports of safety operations
  • Collaborate with regulatory agencies and investigators to fully investigate cases of workplace incidents/accidents
  • Conduct risk assessments to identify risk of operational hazard for all work areas on site
  • Ensure all company operational processes complies with the relevant H&S legislation and that an up-to-date legislation management plan is in place.
  • Keep abreast with relevant occupational safety and health information with specific reference to the automotive sector.
  • Deliver to all stakeholders’ general advice and direction on all aspects of health and safety.
  • Deliver induction training for all new employees & external contractors in Health & Safety, COVID-19 and Manual Handling
  • Effectively communicate and update all personnel on relevant topics relating to H&S
  • Promote the company's objectives for a safe and incident-free workplace
  • Conduct routine site audits and inspections, and report results to senior management.
  • Continually communicate with senior management

 Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in occupational Health & safety, engineering, safety management, or in a related discipline. Certification from recognized occupational health and safety body
  • Ability to develop safe operational strategies and solution to minimize workplace incidence
  • Coordinate general workplace operations to ensure compliance safety standards
  • Provide company staff with useful safety information by means of clear language
  • Minimum 2 years' Health & Safety experience.
  • Manufacturing experience desirable.

 Interested? What can Decotek offer you?

  • We provide 21.5 days of annual leave plus your 10 statutory bank holidays
  • Compassionate Leave
  • Refer A Friend Scheme
  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family, offering up to 8 free counselling sessions, and many more wellness benefits
  • Attendance Bonus
  • Health & Safety Bonus
  • Bi-Annual Events including Summer BBQ & Xmas Dinner

 We'd love to hear from you. Please hit the link to apply, or get in touch via our careers page for more information on any of our open vacancies @ Decotek Automotive Ltd.

KEY Competencies

Process Orientation, Attention to Detail, Analytical, Management, Collaborative, Regulation Orientation, Communication Skills, Presentation Skills