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HEALTH & SAFETY LEAD required by CareerWise Recruitment for our BioTechnology client to support a new project in Limerick, the requirement is for 24-36 months. The HEALTH & SAFETY LEAD will translate (and represent production/maintenance/etc.) health and safety requirements in a construction environment through knowledge of user requirements in Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology manufacturing.

Role of this position

  • Oversight and understanding of contractor management systems
  • Ensure compliance with safe systems of work e.g. Permits systems, working at height, and implementation of best practice in the areas of personal safety and injury prevention e.g. ergonomics.
  • Investigate and provide legislative guidance during incident response.
  • Review process and equipment changes to identify potential E,H&S impacts.
  • Ensure company compliance and continuous improvement in H&S standards by auditing and review of the Health and Safety management systems and programmes.
  • Provision of Health & Safety technical advice to management and workforce through interpretation and application of legislation, industry good practice guidance and corporate policies.
  • Deliver high quality Health and Safety training and technical support to support H&S programme development
  • Health and Safety reviewer/approver on manufacturing related documentation relevant to construction/production facility operation e.g. Job Hazard Analysis, SOPs, Work Instructions, Batch Records etc.).
  • Oversee development and continuous improvement of hazard identification, risk assessment and other programmes to meet regulatory and corporate requirements in addition to implementation of industry best practice.
  • Development of systems, programmes and standards to meet the requirements of existing and future legislation and corporate policy standards.
  • Support a mature safety culture with integrated safety practices and open safety conversations


  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills
  • Good IT skills and knowledge of standard software packages (eg Microsoft Word, Excel)
  • Experience of operating within an integrated cross-functional H&S organisation
  • Practical implementation of Health and Safety management systems and internal audit programmes in a construction environment
  • Demonstrated good planning and organisational skills, ability to prioritise tasks, commitment to task completion and timelines.
  • Must have an ability to deliver training to varied audiences
  • Must show initiative - ability and willingness to introduce new and modified programmes

Please call Conor Twomey today for further information on 087-0907204 or email:
CareerWise Recruitment (In Search of Excellence) Established in 1999, CareerWise Recruitment specialises in recruitment of management and technical professionals for the life sciences, ICT, engineering, food and agri sectors. We operate out of multiple locations in Ireland and have offices in Cork, Shannon, Galway, Mayo and Dublin. By applying for this position, you are consenting to allow CareerWise Recruitment to process and retain your data in accordance with our Privacy Policy, contained on our website for the purposes of providing career opportunities. CareerWise Recruitment accepts that you do not wish your personal data, including your CV, to be forwarded to any client company without your prior consent and gives an absolute assurance that this wish will always be respected. Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries or wish to withdraw or amend your consent.

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