Health & Safety Assistant

Grade: COMPETETIVE (Salary with match level of experience)


The Role:


The Health and Safety Assistant will provide support to the Health and Safety Manager to ensure the safety and well-being of staff, visitors and contractors in line with current Health and Safety and associated legislation.


Personal Profile:


This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has a real interest in Health and Safety, the successful applicant will be provided with a training development plan which will allow them to receive a recognised Health and Safety qualification.


Although the job will be predominantly day based, the position requires a certain amount of flexibility across all shifts and cross functional working, this will be supported with the involvement from Health and Safety Manager.


With a real can do attitude you will bring your individual difference to the Health and Safety department. You will pay meticulous attention to detail and will be able to prioritise your work.



Key Responsibilities:


  • To provide a point of contact and administrative service for the Health and Safety Manager
  • To maintain all Health and Safety databases accurately
  • To order and reconcile first aid consumables and health and safety related equipment and services and maintain associated inventories and records
  • Collection and input of Accidents, Hazard/Near Miss cards and Safety Walks
  • Maintain First Aiders List and organise courses
  • Attendance at Risk Management meetings recording action log
  • Audit of First Aid boxes, eye wash bottles or site & replenish from First Aid room stock
  • Photocopy of plaster inventories, plaster reconciliation sheets
  • Support Zone Leaders and departmental managers
  • Order of non-standard footwear
  • Support Zone Leaders following the receipt of Occupational Health Reports to ensure Management advice is effectively being managed
  • Support well-being initiatives in conjunction with Occupational Health, Human Resources and other third party providers
  • Support Business Continuity administration
  • Support the Health and Safety Manager in delivering the Ornua ‘Our Way Matters’ programme
  • To undertake any duties as may reasonably be required as part of the role
  • Provide trend analysis reports to Managers
  • Liaising with Group Health and Safety and preparing month end reports


Key Tasks:

  • Accident investigation
  • Near Miss
  • First Aid consumables and reconciliation
  • Health and Safety equipment
  • Audits
  • Occupational Health
  • Business Continuity Plan
  • Operational Risk Audit action plan


Other Duties

  • Provide ongoing support to Health and Safety Manager with a view to ‘step up’ in their absence, (medium/long term)
  • Provide Technical support to Managers, (medium/long term)


Experience / Qualifications:


  • Flexible and co-operative at all times
  • Self-motivated
  • A good sense of humour
  • Good timekeeping and attendance
  • Confidential in all matters
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Strong IT skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to work with others to complete tasks and implement improvements
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate team skills with a positive attitude and professional approach
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Be able to work with people at all levels within the Business



NEBOSH Certificate or working towards

At least 3 years’ experience in a similar



As an employee of Ornua, you can expect to receive a competitive salary along with the following



  • Company Laptop
  • Free Onsite Parking
  • 31 Days’ Holiday (rising with service)
  • Company Contribution Pension
  • Subsidised Staff Canteen
  • Union
  • Company Shop (offering discounts on products)
  • Sports & Social Club
  • Staff Lottery
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Discount on Bikes and Tech Scheme
  • Confidential Employee Assist Programme


For any additional information on this role or to apply, please contact Lindsey Heath, Recruitment Specialist or send your CV and covering letter to