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Safety Officer

Mpumalanga, South Africa

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About the Role

Our client in the Petrochemical industry that is based in Mpumalanga is looking for a Site Safety Officer who has at least 5 years of experience in the Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, or similar sectors. The successful candidate will be responsible for but not limited to the following:

• Provide the leadership and support necessary to contribute towards efficient Health, Safety, Environmental, and Security (HSSE) management.
• Ensure that the company and client is safe working procedures and safe working practices are fully understood and that such procedures and practices are being effectively applied.
• Provide HSSE training to the site personnel in line with the HSSE induction booklet.
• Ensure that the Resident Site Manager is kept up to date on HSSE performance and assist him in HSSE reviews.
• That statutory appointments have been completed and all statutory requirements are met.
• That where required, health and safety committees are established, that meetings are accordingly held and that the minutes of such meetings are kept and properly filed.
• Review safe working method statements and risk assessments produced by the construction contractors.
• Immediately stop any unsafe work practices, which are likely to cause accidents or are injurious to health or are non-compliant with national regulations and bring the occurrence to the attention of the appropriate discipline supervisor.
• Establish emergency procedures and evacuation plans and ensure all personnel are aware of the procedures, plans, and emergency assembly points.
• Conduct site HSSE induction courses for all site personnel based on the company standard.
• Arrange and act as secretary to the site safety committee meetings.
• Conduct training sessions and hold discussions with the field supervision on safety matters such as safety performance, legislation, permits to work.
• Ensure all site HSSE equipment is available, in good condition and in sufficient quantities for the labour force.
• Advise the field supervision on matters relating to HSSE and participate in 'toolbox' talks with the site labour.
• Ensure that the construction contractors properly control waste management about hazardous waste disposal.
• Produce an end of project file consisting of client and legal requirements, including an end of project report, which details accidents, statistics, and a brief overview of any HSSE arrangements that are a client requirement.
• Ensure that Behavioural based safety training is completed by all and carried out daily (HEART Training).


  • Health and Safety Qualification

  • Must have at least a minimum of 8 years Construction/Occupational safety experience.

  • Must have a NEBOSH – General International Certificate

  • Must have experience with SAMTRAC/Mining SAMTRAC, HIRA, ASHEPP

  • First Aid level 1 Certificate.

  • Must have been exposed to the level of a managing contractor.

  • Registered CHSO with SACPCMP.

  • Must be Medically Fit.

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