Co-ordinate and review the Safety Management System
Promote a safety awareness culture throughout the Council across all levels.
Advise management and employees on all matters relating to Safety, Health and Welfare.
Carry out regular inspections of council buildings and work activities (together with line managers)
Complete an annual programme of work for health, safety and welfare
Review, maintain and update all Safety Management System Documentation
Complete an audit of each unit on a two yearly basis to produce the Unit Risk Assessment documents.
Identify gaps as part of the audits and prepare a risk register for each unit
Monitor the implementation of hazard remedies and controls.
Work with the training officer (and line managers) to identify health & safety training needs.
Deliver safety awareness sessions within the Council.
Complete accident and incident investigations and make recommendations for corrective action.
Monitor accident trends to eliminate shortcomings in the safety management system.
Provide advice, assistance and support to Safety Management Committee and Safety Representatives
Provide assistance to the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) and any of its inspectors.
Keep a register of all relevant legislation and keep up to date with new legislation.