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Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality (SHEQ) Manager - Co Cork

Location: Fermoy, Co Cork
Entered: 05 July 2020
Salary: Competitive salary on offer
Duration: Permanent
Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality (SHEQ) Manager

Euro Executive Recruitment has been retained to recruit a SHEQ Manager for a leading manufacturing company based in Fermoy with frequent travel to their sites in Leitrim and Arklow.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Work with management in Fermoy, Longford and Arklow to develop and maintain practical and effective policies and procedures for all sites in Ireland.
  • Ensure that policies are implemented throughout all sites – travelling regularly between the sites.
  • Conduct regular reviews of policies and procedures to ensure they are practical and fully aligned with business needs and relevant legislation.
  • Keep up to date with new legislation and maintain a working knowledge of all Health and Safety legislation and any developments that affect the employer's industry.
  • Advise on a range of specialist areas, e.g. fire regulations, hazardous substances, noise, safeguarding machinery and occupational diseases.
  • Ensure emergency response procedures are maintained and updated as required.
Risk Assessments
  • Ensure that all activities across all Irish sites have robust and up-to-date risk assessments.
  • Assess workplace hazards considering how risks could be eliminated or reduced and formulate preventative measures together with management.
  • Develop and implement standard operating procedures with management to ensure that all risks are appropriately managed.
  • Ensure adequate H&S controls are incorporated into design specifications for equipment upgrades and installation.
  • Assess all site construction projects and notify the HSE as appropriate.
 Systems and Procedures
  • Together with the SHEQ Manager for Scotland, develop, implement and manage Group wide H&S systems to ensure compliance with relevant legislation.
  • Develop and implement H&S procedures to support the Group, working closely with the site management; the SHEQ Manager and the Head of Group Operations.
Training & Awareness
  • Work closely with the Group HR Manager to actively promote and prioritise a safe working environment for our people, ensuring contracts are up to date.
  • Support Project Managers by ensuring adequate method statements and inductions are carried out with contractors.
  • Lead in-house training with managers and employees about health and safety issues and risks to ensure that work activities are carried out in a safe manner.
  • Maintain Health and Safety training records.
  • Ensure that new employees receive timely inductions prior to commencing their role.
  • Conduct an annual assessment of H&S needs and advise managers on training requirements to ensure compliance with the Health and Safety at Work Act.
 Audit and Inspection
  • Conduct regular site inspections to check policies and procedures are being implemented.
  • Organise and control regular random safety inspection audits of all areas, record, analyse and report on the results, and suggest improvements.
  • Work with all relevant regulators who audit and inspect sites and activities.
  • Responsible for quality certification in the timber frame business.
  • Inspect building sites where the business erects timber frame houses.
  • Support the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) audit.
  • Where required, ensure that remedial actions are managed through to completion.
  • Investigate and record any incident, accident or dangerous occurrences.
  • Assist as required with insurers’ audits and enquiries.
  • Liaise with third parties such as HSE, Brokers and Insurance investigators throughout the process, as appropriate.
  • Ensure accurate and appropriate records are maintained and assemble documentation as required.
Management Plan
  • Design, implement and maintain a management plan in accordance with relevant standards for a heavy production environment.
  • Work with the SHEQ Manager in Scotland to develop an annual Health and Safety Plan for the Group to ensure the business maintain compliance with applicable regulations.
  • Assist site management in the delivery of their safety plans.
  • Manage the H&S plan and ensure all initiative owners deliver as per the agreed timelines.
  • Generate weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports as required for internal and external stakeholders to ensure compliance with company and statutory requirements.
 Desired Competencies:
  • Highly organized individual with excellent attention to detail and great accuracy.
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks and effectively time-manage.
  • An observant and analytical personality with excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills and ability to give instruction to site personnel.
  • Ability to deliver training and presentations to groups.
  • Embodies ‘safety first culture’ with a commitment to continuous improvement.
  • A “can do” work ethic with an ability to work on their own initiative.
  • Passion, energy, a strong work ethic and a commitment to travelling.
  • Open to change with a capacity to deal with uncertainty and a constantly evolving industry.
 Desired Qualifications and Experience:
  • Diploma in Health & Safety management.
  • Min of 5 years’ Health & Safety exp with at least 3 years manufacturing experience, ideally in a heavy industry sector.
  • Experience as a PSCS or Safety Officer in the construction industry would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of BS OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001 standards in a heavy production environment is important, and environment (ISO 14001) and quality (ISO 9000) would be an advantage.
  • Excellent report writing and numerical skills with proficiency in MS Office.            
  • Full clean driving licence.
  • Proficiency in the English language is a requirement as is eligibility to work in Ireland.
  • Experienced in all areas of Health & Safety including maintaining policies, assessing risks, training, audits & inspection, dealing with incidents and reporting.
Contact Owen Twomey on 085 8669484 or send your CV to


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