Health and Safety Manager
Buckman Laboratories
Hammarsdale, South Africa
2d ago


Location : Hammarsdale, KZN, South Africa

Language(s) Requirements : English

A Health and Safety Managerposition has become available in the SHERQ Department, based in Hammarsdale. This is a fast - paced but friendly environment that will suit an organized person with a great eye for detail.

The purpose of the job is to manage the Field Safety and Product Stewardship programs to ensure the protection of the health and safety of our associates, customers, contractors and public.

The incumbent will be required to perform functions over a wide area, inclusive of the Hammarsdale site as well as our Sales Division sites in and around South Africa.

Qualifications :

  • A qualification in Health and Safety Environment is required.
  • Accredited SAMTRAC, NEBOSH, HIRA, Incident investigation is required.
  • A BSc or equivalent in Chemistry / Engineering would be an advantage.
  • Experience :

  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ safety experience in a chemical or related process manufacturing industry.
  • Must have a strong Occupational safety background.
  • Must have strong Environmental background.
  • Responsibilities include but not limited to :

  • Manage and improve the risk management process to ensure effective mitigation of risks through participation and providing guidance for Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA), Management of Change (MOC), Incident and Accidents and HAZOPS.
  • Coordinate and improve the health, safety and environmental programs to ensure a safe and environmentally sound operations including conducting safety training and compiling contractor safety files as per customer requirements and involvement in emergency drills.
  • Ensure compliance to corporate requirements, policies and procedures pertaining to ISO 9001, 14001, 45001 and Responsible Care and other subscribed requirements.
  • Manage / conducting internal and external audits aligned to Corporate and Legal requirements.
  • Compile and conduct training related to SHERQ.
  • Participate in global SHERQ initiatives.
  • Management of the BBS and near miss process and development of training material.
  • Manage the Field SHE Co-Ordinators
  • Reports to the SHERQ Manager.
  • Knowledge, skills and abilities required

  • Advanced knowledge of legislative and accredited safety management systems management systems pertaining to safety (ISO 9001, 14001, 45001).
  • Advanced knowledge of SHE fundamentals as well as excellent knowledge of relevant policies and procedures.
  • Good knowledge of Chemistry and Engineering.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of relevant corporate governance requirements and South African Legal Requirements.
  • Ability to communicate at all Levels of the Organisation and support the SHERQ Manager in driving safety campaigns as well as Training.
  • The successful candidate will be innovative and resourceful, able to handle pressure, an assertive problem solver with decision making abilities and a team member who is self-motivated.

    They must have good business acumen and be able to communicate at all levels, be organized and self - disciplined. The career is challenging with great prospects for growth.

    Equity Statement

    We are committed to Employment Equity when recruiting internally and externally. It is company policy to promote from within wherever possible.

    Therefore, please be aware that internal candidates will be considered first before reviewing external applicants, provided that this supports achievement of our Employment Equity goals.

    Only candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be short listed. If you have not been contacted within 3 months of the closing date of the advertisement, please consider yourself unsuccessful.

    CLOSING DATE : 25 September 2020

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