Health and Safety Officer
Red Ember Recruitment
Kempton Park, South Africa
5d ago
source : Job Placements

Our Client is currently hiring a Safety Officer for one of their divisions based in Johannesburg.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Inspecting workplaces to investigate accidents, causes of ill-health and complaints
  • Inspecting workplaces to enforce safety laws
  • Examining ways to improve health and safety standards
  • Negotiating with managers and employees to provide a safe working environment
  • Developing health and safety programs and strategies
  • Keeping up to date with the law and technical knowledge
  • Writing reports
  • Develop, implement and maintain an effective program and ensure compliance to satisfy the requirements of local legislation e.
  • g. the OHS, COID and Environmental Conservation Acts

  • Develop systems to ensure all employees comply with all relevant legal safety requirements
  • Identify safety training needs, organize and co-ordinate safety training courses and prepare. training material where appropriate
  • Co-ordinate the monthly safety meeting

    Required Qualifications and Experience :

  • Grade 12
  • At least 3 - 5 years’ proven experience within the logistics environment
  • Knowledge Required :

  • Thorough knowledge of relevant local safety, security and environmental legislation :
  • Environmental Conservation Act
  • Thorough knowledge of ISO 22000, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001
  • Working knowledge of safety systems
  • A working knowledge of local OHS requirements
  • A Working Knowledge of the FMCG Environment
  • Able to engage and work with external stakeholders, suppliers and contractors
  • Able to take ownership of areas responsible
  • Able to work within the workforce and management teams
  • Able to collate and construct Health & Safety reports as required
  • Able to manage and update the existing Health and Safety system
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