Health & Safety Officer

  • Permanent
  • EE/AA: Open
  • Cape Town
  • Posted 4 months ago
  • Applications have closed

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Health & Safety Officer (Facilities Management)

Facilities Management

Nationally based Facilities Management Company seeks Health & Safety Officer based at Key Point Facilities in Cape Town Central area for the following purpose:

Implement and maintain Health and Safety structures, systems and strategies to ensure ongoing legal compliance to HCCP, OHSA, ISO systems, and establish occupational health and safety within relevant Business Department

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Safety Plan


  • Company Policy
  • Administrative Requirements
  • Legal Appointments
  • Establishing the Health & Safety Committee
  • Emergency Preparedness Programmes
  • Evacuation  Procedures
  • OHS Monthly Report
  • Risk Assessments
  • Safe Work procedures
  • Toolbox Talks / Safety Awareness training / OHS Induction
  • Compliance Certificates
  • Permits
  • Contractor appointments
  • Contractor Compliance and Safety
  • Staff Medicals
  • Letter of Good Standing with the Compensation for Injuries and Diseases Department
  • Provision of Registers
  • Occupational Health & Safety Act
  • Construction Regulations
  • Occupational Health & Safety File


Key Responsibilities

  • Implement and maintain company health and safety policies and procedures in alignment with amendments to legislation, industry and company policy


  • Ensure employees and contractors comply with health and safety legislation and that safety policies and practices are adopted and adhered to
  • Conduct Emergency Evacuation drills twice a year.
  • Conduct Risk Assessments and develop safe work procedures
  • Establish customized risk assessments for the Functional Areas and align safe work procedures
  • Complete OHS monthly reports and Stats and submit to Divisional Manager and Corporate OHS manager
  • Monitor and review all site safety plans and implement corrective actions required
  • Report all deviations, Risks and Incidents to the Divisional Manager and Corporate OHS manager
  • Ensure all new installations and maintenance comply with health and safety regulations and standards
  • Ensure safety files for contractors compiled and updated
  • Ensure that all documentation to be available for inspections by Client, Agent of the Client, Safety Inspector and Employee(s)
  • Identify and develop mitigation plans for health and safety issues and risks
  • Ensure staff medicals on file
  • Conduct accident / incident reporting & investigation
  • Conduct OHS Inductions / Safety and Tool Box talks
  • Maintain records of inspection findings and produce reports with recommendations for improvements
  • Manage and ensure the safe storage and / or disposal of hazardous materials and equipment
  • Appoint health and safety representatives and establish health and safety committee
  • Appoint First Aiders and Fire Marshalls for the project
  • Ensure First Aiders and Fire Marshalls are trained and correctly deployed in the project
  • Provide training needs analysis for personnel and ensure adequate training is provided
  • Keep up to date with new legislation and maintain a working knowledge of all OH&S legislation and any developments which affect the business


Key Knowledge and Experience

  • Grade 12


  • Relevant Health & Safety Management Qualification
  • Min 3 year experience in Health and Safety environment preferably in Facilities environment
  • Sound Knowledge of ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2000, and preferably OHSA 18001 Management system approval
  • Sound understanding of HCCP, ISO, Building Regulations and Environmental Legislation and Standards
  • Computer proficiency in MSOffice suite
  • Minimum of 5 year experience in the development, implementation and management of Health & Safety



Key Skills

  • Leadership ability


  • Results orientated with sound feedback and follow –up skills
  • Accident and incident investigation skills
  • level of both verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Be thorough with good attention to detail
  • Proactive approach and ability to take initiative
  • Good organizing skills
  • Customer orientation and ability to deal with different parties
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a broader team