Health and Safety Officer

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Salary: Negotiable
Recruiter: Prostaff Holdings
Job Ref: PS006750/DH
Summary: A well-established and diversified company, specialising in optic fibre cable installations, is seeking a SHEQ Officer to oversee the Safety, Health, Environment and Quality aspects of the business, whilst influencing managers to drive initiatives to implement and maintain ISO standards.



Job Description

Minimum requirements for the role:

  • An Occupational Health and Safety qualification is essential.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ working experience in the mining industry or working with Vodacom is essential.
  • Must have at least 4 years’ working experience as a Health and Safety Officer working on civil sites should you not have worked at Vodacom.
  • Must have SAMTRAC experience and preferably telecommunications experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.
  • Interpersonal skills and the ability to work well within a team are essential.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and own car and be willing to travel.
  • Must be an immediate starter.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Inspecting the workplace and workplace equipment to ensure they meet safety regulations and legislation.
  • Identifying any hazards and risks in the work environment.
  • Ensuring that people are wearing the correct safety gear and that dangerous materials are correctly stored.
  • Planning, implementing, monitoring and reviewing the Health and Safety strategies, policies, plans and procedures of the organisation.
  • Recording and reporting hazards, accidents, injuries and health issues within the workplace.
  • Assisting with the investigation of accidents and unsafe working conditions as well as study possible causes and recommend remedial action.
  • Coordinating and managing the SHEQ audits process with senior management.
  • Implementing awareness programmes, responsible for site security management and well as preparing monthly system reports.
  • Developing, implementing, reviewing and training of all staff on emergency plans and the induction process on all sites.
  • Ensuring mandatory agreements are entered into between the customer/supplier and the company.

Salary package highly negotiable depending on experience gained. Other benefits include a Fuel Card + Medical Aid + a Provident Fund.


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