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Safety Officer (Underground / OHSAS 18001/ ISO45001 / Nebosh / Mining)

Windhoek, Namibia
Safety Officer (Underground / OHSAS 18001/ ISO45001 / Nebosh / Mining) 
Reference Number: 024 1905 RR
Job Description:
The role is responsible for the development, implementation and management of safety and risk control programmes for underground mining operations, as well as ensuring legal compliance
  • Assist with development & implementation of the Health & Safety Management System, including, hazard identification, risk assessment, inspection reports on compliance of mine standards and legislative requirements.
  • Drive/implement underground safety policies and procedures
  • Enforce legislation, managerial procedures, policies, and codes of practice related to underground operations
  • Initiate/conduct/attend safety meetings
  • Monitor and audit site contractors’ operations
  • Carry out field inspections on underground safety and health (e.g. checks of ventilation quality, temperature, air quality, operational procedures, etc)
  • Coordinate and or assist with incident/accident investigations
  • Report on and inform all stakeholders of all accidents or incidents and safety related emergencies
  • Report on findings and propose corrective and preventative actions 
  • Facilitate and perform risk assessments, document, and report findings to stakeholders
  • Assist the Training Officer with Health and Safety training
  • Conduct site and area specific inductions as required.
  • Assist Mine Rescue Services (MRS) Coordinator to maintain an emergency preparedness, response, and recovery program – with emphasis to underground operations
  • Advise, implement & maintain procedure emergency preparedness/SOP’s relating to underground
  • Compliance to the Golden Rules, Code of Conduct, and all Policies.
  • Comply with the Labour Act: Regulations Pertaining to Health and Safety, Ordinance 20 of 1968, Explosives Act, Minerals Act, Petroleum Act Namibian Mining Act and Regulations and Mine Safety and Health standards.
  • Actively participate in safety and/or toolbox meetings and conduct a monthly safety inspection of work area based on the schedule set by Management.
  • Maintain a safe working environment and keeping the assigned work area clean and tidy.
  • Report all unsafe acts and conditions as well as injuries, accidents, equipment damage and near miss incidents to your supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Conduct and participate in investigations for all injuries, accidents, and equipment damage in line with Company Policy and prepare all documentation in a timely manner.
  • Develop and implement good housekeeping principles and practices.
  • Encourage all employees to develop and maintain a safe working attitude utilising the principles of Duty of Care.
  • Ensure prompt action of all corrective actions of investigations, inspections, and audits.
  • Ensure prompt action of all safety issues brought up by employees.
  • Complete site, department, and area specific inductions - Safety, Security, HR, Admin, Environmental, Mining, etc. inductions vital to the performance of duties and obligations.
  • Ensure all employees receive proper induction and safety training.
  • Assist in the area specific induction of new employees.
  • Wear and maintain the PPE appropriate to the task and area while on duty.
  • Complete Core Safety training modules which includes but are not limited to: HIRA, JSA, Pre-Task Risk Assessments
  • Maintaining and reviewing Standard Operating Procedures JSA’s and a safe working environment.
  • Ensure all safe working procedures are documented and adhered to.
  • Seek environmental advice and assistance when necessary.
  • Controlling and minimizing environmental impacts of activities.
  • Demonstrating commitment and leadership in environmental management.
Requirements: Qualification and Skill
  • Grade 12
  • Degree/Diploma in Safety Management / Occupational Health & Safety OR
  • Valid Certification or proof of competence in underground mining operations, Underground Blasting Ticket or Trade Certificate (with vast underground working experience)
  • Registration with a professional safety association (e.g. SAMTRAC, NIOSH or NEBOSH)
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience within the health and safety discipline in an underground mining environment 
  • Thorough knowledge of underground mining operations specifically duties of Safety Officer
  • Thorough knowledge of Safety Management Systems (e.g. OHSAS 18001/ISO45001) as well as the Namibian Mine Health and Safety Act (1992)
Benefits and Contractual information:
  • Permanent opportunity
  • Residential role with 26 days annual leave
  • Competitive annual package
  • Accommodation provided
If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Ruan Roodt at rroodt@camining.com
Please visit www.camining.com for more exciting opportunities.
Ruan Roodt
CA Mining
Senior Consultant
CA Global will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.
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