Site Health & Safety Manager

Date: 26 Jun 2024

Location: Kilkenny, KK, IE, R95 DXR

Company: Glanbia



Site Health & Safety Manager

Ballyragget, Co Kilkenny



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.


Role Profile

Our Ballyragget plant is the largest multi-purpose integrated dairy plant in Europe. Here, you will report directly into the Site Manager and will be an integral member of the Site Leadership Team. You will be responsible for leading, directing and delivering all activity in relation to Health & Safety across the site. This role will drive, develop and progress a positive Health and Safety culture on site, including compliance with standards, policies and procedures.

Located in Ballyragget, Co Kilkenny, this is an onsite role.



  • Provide leadership across the organisation to foster H&S culture improvement
  • Develop and implement the site’s health & safety strategy and associated initiatives to improve the Health and Safety outcomes, in alignment with company-wide objectives.
  • Ensure reporting of site H&S metrics & meeting target values
  • Drive compliance of H&S procedures and the Site Safety Statement in compliance with Regulatory requirements
  • Ensure thorough investigation of the circumstances and causes of all significant incidents, reportable accidents, dangerous occurrences and major property damage
  • Champion Zero Harm initiative to improve the health and safety culture through training and awareness campaigns
  • Ensure that safety audits are carried out in conjunction with the Production Area Managers/Site and other relevant Managers in order to inspect and check site-wide processes, procedures & practices.
  • Conduct and implement programs relating to risk assessments (new product development and trials, new equipment and engineering requirements)
  • Ensure that there is H&S involvement in pre-start up safety reviews and equipment walk-downs to identify relevant safety items
  • Review and revise employee, visitor and contractor safety induction programs
  • Provide and deploy a training strategy that covers off all the needs of the internal departments on-site
  • Keep up to date with new legislation & standards
  • Represent the Company during outside Agency Audits/Inspections and liaise as required with the Health & Safety Authority
  • Establish, co-ordinate and manage site Health and Safety committees



  • Primary degree in Engineering, Science or equivalent, in conjunction with a recognized Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience at H&S Manager level within an FMCG manufacturing environment, ideally food manufacturing
  • Experience and proven capabilities in developing and implementing world class health and safety management systems to ISO45001 standards in a manufacturing environment
  • Chartered member of IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) or equivalent qualification would be an advantage
  • Ability to deliver training modules to all levels of the organisation
  • Experience in developing and implementing behavioural safety programmes
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • A demonstrated ability to communicate with employees at varying levels within a manufacturing organization


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.

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.

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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