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Occupational Health & Safety Graduate

KSG is a pioneering restaurant solutions provider and is a 100% Irish owned and controlled company. Since 2008 we have experienced rapid growth in excess of 75% and have ambitious plans for the future. We want to continue as the fastest growing contract restaurant and hospitality service provider in Ireland and we would like you to be a part of that.    

We are currently for an Occupational Health & Safety Graduate to join our Head Office team based in Finglas, Dublin 11. Reporting to the Group Quality Assurance, Food Safety and Health & Safety Manager, the Occupational Health & Safety Graduate will use their knowledge and skills to promote a positive health and safety culture throughout the company. We have over 100 units throughout the country so travel is a requirement for this role. Applicants should have access to a car and hold a current clean driving license.   

Key Responsibilities Include:   

  • 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.    
  • Review health and safety strategies and assist to 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 may 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.    
  • Record incidents and accidents and produce statistics for managers.    
  • 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 Catering Industry.    
  • Advise on insurance and legal claims and assist to completion/closure.    
  • Multi interdepartmental liaison on safety.    

Requirements:   

  • 3rd level qualification in technical / science, diploma in Occupational Health & Safety     
  • Knowledge of Health, Safety & Environmental Legislation, Standards and Best Practice   
  • Knowledge of Employment Legislation   

Person Specification:   

  • Problem solver   
  • Strong quality and customer focus   
  • Works well in a team   
  • Excellent time management   
  • Persuasive   


Please apply by emailing hradmin@ksg.ie, we look forward to hearing from you.   

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