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Safety Officer Job Vacancy in Kenya

Our client, a leader in the provision of industrial equipment in the region is looking to hire a Safety Officer reporting to the General Manager for the Kenya business.

The Safety Officer will be responsible for offering advisory services to management on all Health, Safety and Environment issues, advising on a range of specialist areas, e.g. fire regulations, hazardous substances, noise, safeguarding machinery and occupational diseases.
The primary duties for this role will include:
  • Preparing and ensuring implementation of health and safety strategies and developing internal policy.
  • Implementing the company Health and Safety Procedures and developing local work procedures to comply with legal obligations.

  • Carrying out job safety analyses and considering how risks can be reduced or eliminated.
  • Carrying out regular site inspections to check policies and procedures are being properly implemented, and are working well and overseeing safety audits and keeping records of inspections’ findings and producing reports that suggest improvements.
  • Ensuring that staff is inducted, as per the Safety Procedure on Induction and Training.
  • Playing the role of secretary to the company safety committee.
  • Keeping up to date with new legislation and maintaining a working knowledge of all environmental, health and safety legislation and any developments in our industry, and liaising with regulatory bodies to ensure compliance.
  • Managing and organizing the safe disposal of hazardous substances at the work place.
  • Maintaining a system for recording, reporting and investigating injuries, accidents and dangerous occurrences in company’s and in the field, providing annual statistical summaries to Management and drawing attention to significant trends and occurrences.
Required Qualities - The ideal candidate will be:
  • Flexible and independent
  • Innovative
  • A mature individual with high level of discretion and unquestionable integrity
  • Enthusiastic and energetic
Required Skills - The ideal candidate will have:
  • Proven ability to interpret and apply safety regulation
  • Possess leadership skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Highly organised, paying close attention to detail and effective time management skills
  • Have a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Science/Health and Safety
  • Have professional certification in Occupational Safety and Health
The ideal candidate, aged between 30 and 40 years, with at least a 5 years general experience, of which 3 years would be in a similar position. The salary for this position is KShs 80,000 gross per month.

If you are interested in the position and have the skills our client is looking for, we would like to hear from you.

Please email an application letter quoting “Safety Officer” indicating your suitability to this role, together with a copy of your updated resume, and your current salary and benefit package to by end of day Thursday 22nd July 2010.

All applications should have an email address and telephone number.

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