Beaumont Hospital Dublin Ireland
1 week ago
Health and Safety Advisor (Grade VI)
Health & Safety Department
Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9, Ireland.
Health & Safety Co-ordinator
Appointment will be made on Grade VI salary scale (€52,559 - €64,212) at a point in line with Government pay policy.
Hours of work:
1 WTE (35hr)
12 Noon on Monday 20th March, 2023
The post holder, under the direction of the H&S Co-ordinator, and as a member of the Health and Safety Team will provide a service to the hospital to ensure the safety of staff, patients and visitors in line with the statutory obligation under the Safety Health & Welfare at Work Act, 2005. This includes the provision of informed advice on all matters (regulatory and statutory) relating to health, safety and welfare. The post holder will be an integral member of the Quality & Safety Directorate supporting the hospitals Quality and Safety... Programme.
• Liaise and work with departments and directorates on all matters pertaining to occupational health & safety at work
• Assist in the preparation, co-ordination and response to regulatory inspections including the HSA, Fire Authority and HIQA
• Develop and review policies, procedures, guidelines and safe systems of work relative to health and safety in the workplace
• Completion of all categories of risk assessments such as physical, chemical and biological risk assessments in supporting the development of department and directorate Risk Registers.
• Work in collaboration with the hospitals fire safety consultant on matters relating to fire safety
• Provision of quantitative health and safety data to the Quality & Safety metrics report
• Support the hospital in achieving JCI Accreditation
• Investigate serious incidents and near misses relating to the safety of patients, staff and visitors. Report accidents and dangerous occurrences to the appropriate regulatory bodies in accordance with legislation.
• Work in collaboration with the Risk & Legal Department on incident reporting, management and employee liability claims
• Review and monitor incident trends and provide quantitative data as required
• Identify training needs with managers and facilitate the provision of health & safety training for the departments and directorates
• Develop and implement safety awareness training programmes and to work in collaboration with the Learning and Development department on the provision of safety training programmes on the BORIS platform
• Deliver Inanimate Manual Handling Training, Corporate Induction Programme, Sharps Awareness Training and other safety training programmes as required
• Provide real time data on staff attendance at mandatory H&S training to assist directorates & departments in achieving their targets
• Represent the Health and Safety Department on corporate and departmental committee meetings and to provide quantitative reports, as required
• Be an active member of the hospital Staff Safety Committee
• Develop and promote safety awareness campaigns
• Co-ordination of the hospitals fire training & fire audit programme in consultation with the Fire safety consultant.
• Assist in the co-ordination and delivery of the Fire Evacuation programme and the testing of the fire alarm system
• Working with the Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) assist in advising the Hospital on their legislative requirements for the packaging, labelling and transportation of dangerous goods
• Co-ordinate and support directorates and departments in preparation for annual DGSA audits
• In consultation with the DGSA co-ordinate the submission of the Statutory Annual Report on the packaging, labelling, and transportation of dangerous goods from Beaumont Hospital to the hospitals DGSA
• Management of the ADR Road Transport Documents and Certificates of Destruction
• Provide health and safety advice as part of a wider team to project work.
• To perform such other duties appropriate to the office as may from time to time be required by the Beaumont Hospital Board.
The above Job Description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently, the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office
Selection criteria outline the qualifications, skills, knowledge and /or experience that the successful candidate would need to demonstrate for successful discharge of the responsibilities of the post.
Applications will be assessed on the basis of how well candidates satisfy these criteria.
The successful applicant must have:
• Obtained, at a minimum, a BSc in Occupational Safety and Health or equivalent (NFQ Level 8 or higher).
• The requisite knowledge and ability (including a high standard of suitability and professional ability) for the proper discharge of the duties of the office; this includes a robust knowledge and understanding of health & safety legislation and regulations, risk assessment, fire safety, manual handling and chemical safety.
• Membership of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.
• Excellent organisational, communication and problem solving skills with proven track record of working with a variety key stakeholders.
• The ability to produce concise information and accurate reports in a timely manner.
• The ability to prioritise work and to be self-motivated and work as part of a team.
• Current and relevant experience in a similar environment e.g. Healthcare, Industry.
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