Health & Safety Officer

Date: 18 Jun 2024

Location: Kilkenny, KK, IE, R95 W3KD

Company: Glanbia



Health and Safety Officer


Tirlán, is a world-class food and nutrition co-operative, with a diverse portfolio of quality ingredients, leading consumer and agri brands. 

Tirlán owns leading brands such as Avonmore, Kilmeaden Cheese, Millac, Solmiko, Truly Grass Fed, Premier Milk, Wexford, and GAIN Animal Nutrition.

We nurture a talented team across Ireland, the US, MEA and China, delivering annual revenues of over €3 billion, and over 2,300 people to manage our network of 11 processing plants and 52 agri branches. Our purpose is to nourish the world, while safeguarding our environment for future generations.


Role Profile
We have an exciting opportunity for a Site Health & Safety Officer to join our team, located at our processing facility in Ballyragget, Co. Kilkenny. This role will report directly into the Site Health and Safety Manager.


Here, you will be responsible for supporting  and delivering all activity in relation to Health & Safety across the site, and will drive the development and progress of a positive Health and Safety culture on site, including compliance with standards, policies and procedures.


  • Committed to embedding a best practice safety culture that is aligned to the organisational needs
  • Anticipate, recognise, evaluate and control workplace hazards with all key stakeholders
  • Ensure organisational safety culture has the capacity to make things go right
  • Relentless in addressing safety hazards in an efficient and effective manner
  • Build close working relationships with all key stakeholders by ensuring a just safety culture
  • Resolute in promoting ‘Zero Harm’ as an espoused organisational safety value
  • Champion an interdependent organisational safety culture
  • Enable achievement of annual Key Performance Indicators on safety
  • Deliver targeted safety induction onboarding for all new employees
  • Proactively engage, challenge and influence colleagues to drive continuous safety improvement
  • Promote safety competency at all levels by targeted learning interventions
  • Ensure emergency preparedness and response continuously meets the needs of the organisation
  • Build highest standard of safety practices for contractors and visitors on site
  • Facilitate timely accident and incident investigations with key stakeholders and ensure lessons learned are acted upon
  • Conduct audits/inspections as per ISO 45001 certification and ensure ongoing compliance
  • Deputise for Safety Manager as required
  • Support site Health and Safety committees


  • Degree in Safety or Professional Diploma in Safety desired and or a desire to obtain the required   qualifications
  • Chartered Member of IOSH or working towards Chartered Status
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience of having direct or indirect responsibility for health and safety within a manufacturing environment
  • Practical experience with ISO 45001 standard
  • Competency to design and deliver safety training at all levels within an organisation
  • Theoretical and practical experience of supporting safe behaviour programmes
  • Motivated to work in a high performing organisation

We offer

  • Free parking
  • Work/life balance and collaborative work culture
  • Career progression opportunities


About us 
Through our expertise in research and development, customer insights, food safety and state-of-the-art manufacturing we bring innovative food and nutrition solutions to a global market.


Our new and vibrant headquarters in Kilkenny City operates as a collaboration hub where multi-functional teams come together in a hybrid work environment. 


Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
We believe in the value of difference. We know that different perspectives, life experience and backgrounds can drive innovation and deliver growth. 

We welcome people from all walks of life without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, or disability status. 


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Tirlán is a Values Based Organisation