Health & Safety Coordinator (Transport)


Job ref: 13036

Job Type: Logistics / Supply Chain

Location: Leinster

Contract type: Permanent

Closing Date: 28 January 2022

Health & Safety Coordinator (Transport)

Musgrave is one of the Europe’s most successful family-owned businesses with a 140-year heritage in food and brand innovation, supporting communities across the island of Ireland and Spain.  

Every day we feed one in three people in Ireland through 11 market leading food and beverage brands that include SuperValu, Centra, Frank and Honest and Musgrave Market Place.  

We support thousands of retail and foodservice family businesses who live and work in the heart of the communities they serve.    

We are committed to becoming the most trusted and sustainable business in Ireland and we are making changes across the company to make sure that happens.  We want to make a positive impact on the world and we will support our suppliers and customers to make a difference too.  

Our people are the heart of our business. As our greatest asset, they make Musgrave a great place to work and in return we aim to be the very best place to work, grow and thrive. We have an opportunity for a Health and Safety Coordinator to join our Facilities team.

In Musgrave, we believe our people are our most important resource and the safety and security of our colleagues is fundamental in all that we do. To assist us achieve this common goal, a vacancy now exists for a Health and Safety Coordinator for our Transport Function. Based from our Leinster Sites, and working between the sites and across our Transport Function in ROI. The main responsibilities and duties of this role include but not limited to:

  • Provide health & safety support and advice to Transport Management, and to all colleagues  in order for them to fulfil their health and safety responsibilities and obligations.
  • Lead and support the delivery of Transport Health & Safety Improvement Projects.
  • Implementation of Health & Safety Management systems across the Transport Functions and assist in ongoing development and implementation of effective health and safety systems, policies and procedures.
  • Provide leadership & direction on all Health & Safety processes.
  • Ensure H&S legislative compliance and best practice at all times.
  • Improve, and further develop accident & incident reduction / prevention programs.
  • Develop, implement and update health & safety policies and procedures
  • Assess, organise and provide Management H&S training as required.
  • Conduct risk assessment & review current risk assessments to develop improvement programs to reduce risk across the Transport functions.
  • Ensuring H&S surveys, audits and inspections are completed. 
  • Provide communication & awareness of all health & safety issues through regular monthly safety meetings in each area.
  • Design, plan and present H&S training programs from induction to specialist requirements.
  • Manage and monitor the personal and motor accident / incident processes and assist with accident investigations through to making recommendations and implementing appropriate actions.

The ideal candidate will have/be:

The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • 3rd level Diploma in Safety, Health & Welfare at Work from a recognised institution, and a current member of IOSH
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills
  • Confident & assertive in nature
  • Excellent organisational ability & the ability to work under pressure
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to drive continuous improvement process
  • Computer literate
  • The ideal candidate will have 5 years post qualification experience as a practicing fulltime health & safety professional including three years in a high volume logistical or manufacturing environment.
  • They should have at a minimum achieved a Diploma in Safety, Health & Welfare at Work and possess excellent technical knowledge.
  • They will be both a team player and have the ability to work on their own initiative, be self-motivated and have a consistent work methodology.

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