• Safety Officer
  • Empact Group • Limpopo
  • Market Related
  • Permanent position in the Management, Property sector
  • Posted by Empact Group on Thursday, June 18, 2020 Reference 13657
  • Apply before: Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 52 Days left

About the Position

Develop, Implement and Manage QHSE Policies and Procedures

  • Experience in translating safety and risk management principles into practical standards, processes and guidelines; and
  • Develop, implement and monitor HSE policies, procedures and reporting throughout the business.
  • Assist the organization to comply with all current health and safety legislation and/or regulations.
  • Identify new technologies and methodologies for improving health and safety within the organization and to promote a safety culture of "best practice".
  • Ensure that all reasonable and proper measures are taken by the business and its clients to protect the safety and health of staff, client, customers, contractors and visitors.
  • To review and verify HIRA (Hazard Identification Risk Assessments) and implement controls.
  • To review and establish safety parameters of work instructions.
  • Advise on appropriate and effective PPE to be issued to employees.
  • To investigate and report non-adherence to the HSE policies to the Account Manager and Health & Safety Environmental Director.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of Crisis Management and Business Continuity plans.
  • Assist with compiling Training Needs Analysis'
  • Prepare presentations for Safety Training and raising awareness.
  • Draft Safe Work Instructions.
  • Draft Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Facilitate and give guidance during Incident Investigations
  • Internal audits (legal compliance)
  • On-the-job coaching/mentoring
  • Conduct Planned Job Observations
  • Inspections
  • Contractor Management (auditing)
  • Site Inspections and Audits
  • Conduct pre-operational risk assessments on new sites and design risk mitigation measures.
  • Conduct regular / scheduled onsite inspections and audits.
  • Verify risk assessments and confirm the implementation of controls.
  • Compile reports of all site visits and inspection, classifying and detailing non-conformances and suggesting corrective action (where appropriate).
  • Follow up on all major and critical non-conformances and the implementation of corrective action.
  • Play an active role in the mobilization of new high-risk sites and ensure their readiness.
  • Property Maintenance Inspections
  • Clear criminal history and be medically fit due to the nature of the business.
  • Must be willing to travel and due to the remoteness of certain areas, the incumbent will be required to stay over for a few nights.
  • Own transport is essential.

Training and Development

  • Actively contribute to the development of training material content.
  • Conducts on-site training of all employees
  • Identify suitable service providers in terms of HSE training.
  • Highlight areas where training/certification is required to meet legislative requirements, approved Codes of Practice, or industry standards.

Incident Reporting and Management

  • Work closely with the Incident Management Controller on the reporting and classification of incidents.
  • Investigate and verify incident classifications.
  • Verify the incident log.
  • Assess Root Cause Analysis (RCA), issue Corrective Action Requests (CAR) and follow up to ensure that corrective actions are implemented.
  • Follow up with the Regional and / or Area Managers to ensure that all required documentation and reports are received timeously.
  • Compile and distribute Lessons Learned and Safety Alerts.
  • Make policy recommendations to the business following on from Lessons Learned, near misses and Incidents.

Legal & Regulatory

  • Keep up to date with changes in current legislation and inform the business accordingly.
  • Act as liaison with all related governmental bodies and regulating agencies.
  • Maintain updated electronic copies of the various Acts and regulations.
  • Liaise with the fire department regarding emergency procedures, communications and fire safety education programs where appropriate;
  • To liaise with the local Department of Labour, Health, inspectors and EHP's if required.

Service Providers

  • Identify suitable service providers in terms of Occupational Health Practitioners, laboratories, testing facilities, training and Inspections.
  • To identify suitable service providers for PPE and other related equipment.


  • Prepare written weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual HSE reports, statistics and presentations related to HSE performance.
  • Attend regular meetings with regional managers where you will be required to present HSE statistics and provide feedback to the business in terms of HSE compliance and opportunities to improve.
  • Maintain a neat and well-organized working space.
  • Adhere to the company Business Code of Ethics and rules of confidentiality.
  • Be professional in all communication channels and keep your colleagues and units informed of any developments or changes relevant to their daily duties.
  • Notify the Health, Safety & Environmental Director, of any difficulties you are experiencing with incidents, operating units, suppliers, assigned tasks and projects or any work-related matters that may be relevant

Desired Skills

  • ISO 14001
  • Hazard Identification and Risk assessment
  • Incident investigation and root cause analysis
  • Diseases Act No. 130 of 1993
  • Mine Health and Safety Act No. 29 of 1993
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act No. 85 of 1993
  • National Road Traffic Act
  • National Environmental Management Act
  • Knowledge on Fatigue Management
  • Excellent health

Desired Qualification Accreditation

  • Degree

About The Employer

We are looking for a Health and Safety Manager Manager to join our team, based in Thabazimbi. The incumbent will be responsible for overseeing and auditing the site. This role is also responsible for QHSE compliance and investigating all incidents at all site level.

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