Job description

PRL is a family owned, Irish indigenous business who play a vital role in supporting consumers in everyday living.

We are proud of our long-standing reputation as a leading provider of end-to-end solutions in the freight, logistics, in-market sales and warehousing industry. We work in partnership with flagship brands across a variety of sectors, providing top-quality services that meet their unique needs and requirements.

We have a strong culture putting people and our values at the very centre of everything we do, creating a sustainable future for our teams and our company.

Our teams can expect a fast paced, rewarding, and inclusive environment. Our people policies and benefits place an emphasis on always protecting and doing right by our teams and our company.

We are currently seeking a highly qualified and experienced Health & Safety Manager to join our team in Greenogue Business Park, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin.


The Health & Safety Manager will play a crucial role in developing and implementing the company’s Health & Safety agenda, ensuring that the provision of H&S services aligns with and reinforces the overall business strategy. At PRL, we prioritise the safety and wellbeing of our employees.

As the individual responsible for the Health & Safety function within the organisation, you will offer support, advice, and guidance to executives and leaders. Your role also involves ensuring that the day-to-day service provision and frameworks throughout the organisation are appropriate and effective.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Hold a diploma or degree qualification in Occupational Health & Safety.
  • Possesses a minimum of 6+ years of experience in warehousing, distribution, industrial, and/or manufacturing environments.
  • Demonstrate experience in maintaining and actively participating in all elements of the occupational health and safety management system ISO45001, with a proven track record of continual improvement.
  • Is a certified ISO 45001 Lead Auditor and has experience in dealing with external auditors, including HSA inspections.
  • Experience in dealing with the carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road and Sea a distinct advantage.
  • Exhibit familiarity with regulatory compliance procedures, publications, and the ability to interpret and provide advice on relevant legislation.
  • Experience in case management and third-party processes.
  • Proven track record in conducting effective investigations, audits, inspections, and compiling comprehensive reports and recommendations.
  • Possess the ability to lead health and safety projects and influence at an executive and senior level.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills, with the ability to collate and present business reports and provide insights.
  • Committed to delivering value and introducing new initiatives to enhance the business.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Devise and roll out a fit for purpose 2-5-year occupational H&S strategy that ensures compliance and aligns to the overall PRL business strategy across both the PRL Logistics and PRL Sales & Marketing businesses.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant health and safety legislation, regulations, and standards.
  • Provide expert advice, support, and guidance on health and safety matters to executive and leadership teams.
  • Conduct risk assessments and audits to identify potential hazards and implement appropriate control measures.
  • Develop and deliver comprehensive health and safety training programs for employees at all levels.
  • Investigate accidents, incidents, and near-misses, identifying root causes and implementing corrective actions.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records related to health and safety incidents, training, and compliance.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of health and safety policies, procedures, and initiatives.
  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to continuously improve health and safety performance.
  • Stay informed about industry best practices and emerging trends in occupational health and safety.

What’s in it for you?

The chance to work for a company that partners with global flagship brands, presenting a valuable opportunity for professional growth and development. Additionally, you will benefit from:

  • Attractive remuneration package depending on experience
  • Pension contribution
  • Income Protection
  • Life Assurance Policy
  • Paternity & Maternity Pay
  • Sick Pay Policy
  • Christmas Bonus
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Free on-site Gym
  • Employee Development Programs

If you are a dedicated and experienced Health & Safety Manager looking for an exciting opportunity to make a significant impact within a leading organisation, we invite you to apply. Join the PRL Group and contribute to our commitment to ensuring a safe and healthy working environment for all employees.

Please kindly note that you need to have an EU Working Visa other than student orientation in order to proceed for this position.

If you do not meet the essential requirements as outlined in this advert, we regret that we are unable to process your application.