Health & Safety Manager

Posted 20 April 2022
Salarymedical insurance,pension
DisciplineLife Science
Contact NameJohn Kelleher

Job description

Orion Group Lifesciences are delighted to exclusively partner with a leading multinational providing integrated workplace services to clients in business and industry, tech, education, pharma and healthcare.
We have a current opportunity for a Health & Safety Manager on a permanent basis. The position will be based in Blackrock, Dublin. For further information about this position please apply.

The Health & Safety Manager will take full responsibility for leading all aspects of developing, implementing and maintaining accreditation to agreed Company and Client QHSE and other operating standards, Ensuring the sites operate within the demands of all relevant health, safety and compliance legislation and comply with all Company and Regulatory policies, procedures and performance by working in conjunction with the Corporate Services Health, Safety & Risk Team to ensure compliance.

Provide leadership and act as a champion of best practice and will ensure that all integrated business management systems are standardised across the entire contract, liaising and working with the client & site-based managers to achieve compliance across all CPIs / KPIs / and other contract deliverables. Lead internal auditor ensuring compliance to agreed QHSE processes and procedures within the business.

Main Responsibilities

  • Implementation and use of Integrated Management System which is housed on SharePoint to maintain/demonstrate corporate certification to ISO 9001; ISO14001 and OHSAS 18001.
  • Ensure the sites have relevant business continuity plans in place as required by BCP Policy, working with Corporate Services Business Continuity & Risk manager as required.
  • Manage the contract Risk Register and update JCAD (company mandated software system for risk) escalating uncontrolled red risks to contract management team and assist in developing mitigation programs.
  • Provide regular reporting on progress of all QHSE objectives and exception reporting of issues and incidents to Contract Management Teams.
  • Provide leadership to aid the management of supply chains and compliance with QHSE standards through audit and review of operating practice and systems.
  • Ensure, roll out and manage a communications plan for all QHSE activities and legislative changes to ensure awareness of all staff.
  • Ensure appropriate time and resources are provided to establish a compliant business and to identify any systemic weaknesses.
  • Promote and develop a QHSE culture which secures effective implementation of policy, procedures and responsibilities throughout the Sodexo operational delivery on site.
  • Formulate proactive plans to ensure that all Critical Performance Indicators (CPIs) and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are achieved.
  • Management of Near Miss accidents; major RIDDOR investigations and follow up actions.
  • Review of all lost time incidents to ensure lessons are learnt or measures introduced to prevent occurrence.
  • Manage the arrangements for incident, accident and statutory inspections and enquiries, agreeing and implementing necessary changes.
  • Management of site Action Plans following all Safegard inspections or any other internal / external audits.
  • Manage and update monthly site H&S governance documents / reports within agreed timelines

Sets and meets challenging goals & seeks long term improvement

5 Years Management Experience - min 10 years' experience within H&S / FM Industry.

Recognised H&S qualification (NVQ Level 6 / Diploma or equivalent).

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.