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Sep 09, 2019

Safety Officer

  • Irene Homes
  • Centurion, South Africa
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Employment
Irene Homes is a nonprofit organisation working with mentally challenged women within a residential facility.

Irene Homes seek to appoint a Safety Officer.

The purpose of the position to facilitate compliance with occupational health and safety (OHS) guidelines on their premises in Irene, Centurion, to establish a safe workplace according to legal standards and foster a culture of attention to health and safety.

Responsibilities:

Support the development of OHS policies and programs;
Advise and instruct on various safety-related topics;
Conduct risk assessments (HIRA) and enforce preventative measures;
Review existing policies and measures and update according to legislation;
Initiate and organize OHS training of employees, including First-Aid and Fire Training;
Inspect premises and the work of personnel to identify issues or non-conformity (e.g. not using personal protective equipment);
Oversee installations, maintenance, disposal of substances, vehicle and electrical safety, etc.;
Assist with the planning, compilation, and compliance with Emergency planning for Institution;
Prepare reports on occurrences and provide statistical information to management.

Requirements:

Proven experience as Safety Officer;
In-depth knowledge of legislation (e.g. OSHA/COID Act) and procedures;
Knowledge of potentially hazardous materials and practices;
Experience in writing reports and policies for health and safety;
Familiarity with conducting data analysis and reporting statistics;
Proficient in MS Office;
Outstanding organizational skills;
Diligent with great attention to detail;
Excellent communication skills with the ability to present and explain health and safety topics;
Certificate or Diploma in occupational health and safety;
South African citizen;
Valid SA drivers license and experience in driving;
Fire and First-Aid training will be advantageous.

Please send a Cover Letter and Curriculum VitaeĀ 

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