Environmental, Health & Safety Manager-South Africa
Schneider Electric
Johannesburg Gauteng, ZA
8d ago

Environmental, Health & Safety Manager

1. The role of a local Health and Safety leader?

Applicable to all employees with Health & Safety (H&S) responsibilities, with a local scope (one site or multi-sites), i.

e. mainly local Health & Safety Leaders.

This role could be combined with one or several other roles : Environment leader, Facility Management Leader, etc.

  • Main mission : Lead the H&S function for the site (or other organizational scope) with the assistance and support of the local management team to improve H&
  • S of employees while enhancing Safety culture, in line with the corporate, Regional and country H&S Strategy and programs.

    Lead the deployment of local programs to achieve objectives defined for the site, with the assistance and support of the local leaders.

    Main axis :

    Lead the implementation of Health and Safety strategy, directives and global programs, with the assistance and support of the local leaders and following local programs, in coordination with the global and regional leaders in charge

    Deploy and maintain Health & Safety management systems following the International Standards (BS-OSHAS18001) and manage the annual management system review

    Ensure compliance with Health &Safety regulations and keep up to date with applicable local, national, regional and international regulations

    Complete and maintain a current Health and Safety Site Risk Assessment that captures both the frequency and potential severity of each risk identified.

    Those risks that have the highest ratings (most severe) need to have action plans defined and progress toward mitigation

    Assure that safety is integrated into new product, process or new equipment design, verify be performing a risk assessment to assure safe operations

    Develop and propose to the leader the local training plan for the year and assure that both general awareness training and job specific safety training is update for all personnel per the OSHAS18001 and Schneider standards, in the scope of the annual H&S program.

    Help defining and providing induction training for new hires, temps and contractors

    Lead all Safety, Health and Emergency response activities and teams including (safety steering committee, Emergency response team, Hazardous communication teams, etc.)

    Work with local authorities and organizations to sustain a safe and healthy work environment including local fire departments, insurance providers, safety vendors / suppliers, contractors

    Define and propose any local H&S procedure, instruction when necessary, compliant to the national and Schneider requirements.

    Assure that all standards and procedure are deployed through a pertinent Audit and inspection program and perform corrective actions where there are gaps.

    In the event of an employee injury, property damage or near miss, perform an incident investigation including immediate containment actions, root cause analysis, contributing factors and action plans

    Work with employees and management team to drive continuous improvement and to assure a Safety Opportunity reporting culture is in place

    Assure the entity responds accurately and on time for all corporate and regional campaigns, survey, etc.

    Promote and raise awareness within the site of the impact of emerging safety issues, and deploy best practices.

    Utilize H&S events to increase awareness, celebrate successes and share ongoing priorities, for instance during Global Safety Day

    Per BS-OHSAS18001 requirement set up, update and analyze regularly a dashboard of safety performance (follow, measure and analyze relevant KPIs) and propose to the local leaders any relevant change in the H&S program.

  • Manage the deployment and maintenance of the H&S management system compliant with the requirements of the BS-OHSAS18001 standard, manage the annual H&
  • S review per the standard, propose and follow the annual H&S Audit and inspection program. Assure the smooth integration of the local H&
  • S system in the corporate global IMS when relevant.

    Report safety performance to internal teams (regional and global environmental reporting), external clients and regulatory bodies as relevant

    Coordinate actions with other functions key to the success of EHS target, such as procurement, industrialization, methods, businesses, etc.

    Escalate as appropriate all roadblocks and incidents to entity manager and SERE regional leadership

    2) The role of a local Environment leader

    Applicable to all employees with Environment responsibilities, with a local scope (one site or multi-sites), i.e. mainly local Environment Leaders.

    This role could be combined with one or several other roles : Energy leader, Health & Safety Leader, etc.

    Main mission : Lead the environmental function for the site (or other organizational scope) with the assistance and support of the local management team to reduce environmental impact, in line with the corporate, regional and country environmental strategy and programs.

    Lead the deployment of local programs to achieve objectives defined for the site, with the assistance and support of the local leaders.

    Main axis :

    Lead the implementation of environmental strategy, directives and global programs, by developing and following local programs, in coordination with the global and regional leaders in charge

    Develop and implement environmental management systems to continually reduce the impact of the site on the environment, following the International Standards (ISO14 001)

    Ensure compliance with environmental regulations and keep up to date with applicable local, national, regional and international regulations

    Be in contact with relevant bodies such as local authorities, public bodies and competent bodies

    Carry out assessments to identify, evaluate and reduce environmental impacts and risks (environment analysis)

  • Coordinate all aspects of pollution control, waste management and recycling, energy efficiency, water management, air pollution management;
  • implement control and monitoring program

    Define and propose any local environmental procedure, instruction when necessary, compliant to the national and Schneider Electric requirements.

    Assure that all standards and procedure are deployed through a pertinent Audit and inspection program and perform corrective actions where there are gaps.

    Manage environment program costs and revenues

    Identify training needs in the site (audience, frequency, content), and train staff accordingly on environmental processes purpose and implementation

    Promote and raise awareness within the site of the impact of emerging environmental issues, and deploy best practices.

    Organize specific events to increase awareness, celebrate successes and share ongoing priorities, for instance during Global Environment Day

    Assure the entity responds accurately and on time for all corporate and regional campaigns, survey, etc.

    Set up, update and analyses regularly a dashboard of environmental performance (follow, measure and analyze relevant KPIs).

    Report environmental performance to internal teams (regional and global environmental reporting), external clients and regulatory bodies as relevant

    Coordinate actions with other functions key to the success of EHS objectives, such as procurement, industrialization, methods, businesses, etc.

    Escalate as appropriate all roadblocks and incidents to plant manager and SERE regional leadership

    Assure that environmental aspects are taken into consideration in case of changes in equipment, tools, processes or people.

    2) The role of a local Energy management leader?

    Applicable to all employees with Energy management responsibilities, with a local scope (one site or multi-sites), i.e. mainly local Energy Leaders.

    This role could be combined with one or several other roles : Environment leader, Facility Management Leader, etc.

    Main mission : Lead the energy management function for the site (or other organizational scope) with the assistance and support of the local management team to improve energy management and reduce SE carbon footprint, in line with the corporate, Regional and country Energy management strategy and programs.

    Lead the deployment of local programs to achieve objectives defined for the site, with the assistance and support of the local leaders.

    Main axis :

    Lead the implementation of energy strategy, directives and global programs, by developing and following local programs, in coordination with the global and regional leaders in charge.

    Design, set up and coordinate the actions to improve the energy performance, in coordination with the global and regional leaders in charge

    Maintain a mapping of the energy consumption of the site (energy review), investigate energy savings actions (leveraging internal or external expertise when needed)

    Define and follow up an energy efficiency action plan (objective, target, budget, savings) allowing to improve the energy performance.

    Mobilize as necessary, internal or external actors, and coordinate their action.

    Involve the site Top management and get its commitment to improve the energy performance; mobilize the people in charge of all services : production, maintenance, purchases, human resources, etc.

    Ensure compliance with energy regulations and keep up to date with national, regional and international regulations

    Animate awareness-raising activities, training of the staff allowing to improve energy performance

    Set up, update and report regularly a dashboard of energy performance (follow, measure and analyze relevant KPIs). Report energy performance to internal teams (regional and global energy reporting), external clients and regulatory bodies as relevant

    Measure the efficiency of the implemented action plans

    When applicable (per EN2 directive), ensure that the Energy Management System is established, implemented, maintained, and continually improved in accordance with International Standard (IS0 50001)

    Escalate as appropriate all roadblocks and incidents to plant manager and SERE regional leadership

    Assure the entity responds accurately and on time for all corporate and regional campaigns, survey, etc.

    Assure that environmental aspects are taken into consideration in case of changes in equipment, tools, processes or people

    Qualifications

  • Applicable Bachelors degree
  • 5 years experience in EHS Management
  • Additional training i.e. First Aid, ISO, etc.
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