24 Mar 2016

Reputable Company Job Vacancy : Health, Safety, Environment Officer

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Locations : Accra, Takoradi, Kumasi

Purpose of the Job

  • To ensure that the company’s Health, Safety& Environmental are defined, implemented, maintained and adhered to according to best practice standards at all levels of the organization within Ghana.

Essential Functions And Responsibilities:

  • To ensure the provision of clear consistent, relevant and timely health, safety and welfare advice, guidance and operational support to the company’s on all health & safety manners
  • To undertake audits and workplace inspections of operations to proactively identify where health & safety management practices can be improved and to provide written guidance, where necessary, to assist the company in implementing solutions to enhance its health & safety performance.
  • Interface with and assist external auditors during surveillance and re-certification to audits ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007.
  • To carry out investigations and report on accidents/incidences and dangerous occurrences as necessary.
  • To respond to safety concerns from employees, safety representatives, and members of the public, relating to the activities of the company or its contractors/sub-contractors.
  • To develop and maintain effective working relationships with the company’s Directors, managers, employees, contractors/sub-contractors, partners, occupational health and other stakeholders.
  • To liaise with the Health & Safety Manager and other enforcement agencies on all matters pertaining to health & safety at the company.
  • To develop and deliver/facilitate training/toolbox talks, on health safety and welfare, matters including, but not limited to, risk assessments, induction, manual handling, abrasive wheels, working at heights, stress, fire etc. Ensuring that appropriate training records are maintained.
  • To ensure that all contractors/sub-contractors of the comapny have in place appropriate Health & Safety Plans and to maintain a register of these Plans.
  • To advise on the suitability of safety appliances, protective clothing and the safe use of plant and equipment including liaising with suppliers and other stakeholders.
  • To liaise with the Risk and Insurance Manager on matters connected with Public/Employee liability claims.
  • To work with all Managers to ensure that all properties of the company are safe and fit for purpose.
  • To participate in tender evaluation and contractor selection processes in relation to Health & Safety as required, providing ongoing advice on the competency of contractors/sub-contractors to undertake works.

Other Duties and Responsibilitie:

  • To ensure strict adherence of company’s H, S &W and absolute rules at all times.
  • To report and document any incident or accident occurred.
  • Follow safety and hazardous instructions before start of work.
  • Ensure a clean Environment.
  • Ensure presence of Electrical safety equipment on site e.g. Fire buckets, Fire Extinguishers, etc.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Monitor  all Project/duites assigned
  • Ensure contractors and staff are working according to laid down HSE rules and regulations

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Maintenance of Company equipment’s and resources
  • Prompt and appropriate reporting (Written and Verbal)
  • Proactive and self motivated team player.
  • Abide by safety and health procedures at all time.
  • Meeting the KPI specifications.
  • Site survey are conducted on time and efficiently- all information is correct and completed.
  • Site works are supervised at all times and the work is progressing on schedule
  • Minimum minor casualties, no fatalities, no danger to the public
  • Site are delivered to the required qualities
  • Materials, assets, tools and machinery of the company and it customers are preserved
  • Documentation is correct and presented promptly. The site controller and construction manager are kept, up to date and receive regular reports
  • Good attitude towards the work, the company and towards the customers and sub-contractors.
  • Any other work assigned by Management

Required Skills or Experience

  • Minimum HND/BSc Civil / Building Technology / Electrical Engineering / Business Administration / Environmental Science or any other related equivalent study.
  • Certificates in OSHA/NEBOSH and any other related relevant certificates.
  • Driver License is an added advantage
  • Minimum of Three years working experience.
  • Evidence of promoting a positive Health & Safety culture and improved Health & Safety performance.
  • Evidence outlining experience in developing effective solutions to resolve complex health & safety issues.
  • Experience or clear knowledge and understanding of undertaking health and safety audits, inspections or reviews.
  • Experience of delivery health and safety training courses including Induction and
  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of primary health & safety
  • Legislation, regulations and codes of practice pertaining to housing and construction.
  • Understanding of and ability to undertake and apply risk assessments.
  • IT Literate with thorough understanding of IT and how effective IT systems can support the efficiency of organization
  • Demonstrated proficiency in project coordinating.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office.

.Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written documentation and communication.
  • Time management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • High degree of creativity and smartness.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, decision making, and leadership skills.
  • Time management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Strong ability to influence individuals and groups.
  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality at all times
  • Ability to understand and follow directions
  • Ability to read drawings and specifications

How to Apply

If you meet the above criteria, send your CV and Cover Letter to [email protected]

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